Legge, William, 4th Earl of Dartmouth (1784 -1853)

William Legge was born 29 November 1784, the eldest son of George, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth, and Frances Finch, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Aylesford. He succeeded his father 1 November 1810. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries, a Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire and Colonel of the Staffordshire Militia. He married, firstly, in 1821, Frances Charlotte (died 1823), eldest daughter of the 2nd Earl Talbot, and secondly, in 1828, Frances, second daughter of the 5th Viscount Barrington. A select portion of the Library at Portshull House, Wolverhampton was sold by Sotheby's 8 March 1948, this contained part of a remarkable collection of maps largely collected by the 1st Baron Dartmouth (1648 1691). Further maps were sold at Christie's 23 December 1953, and Sotheby's 5 December 1961, and the Dartmouth Hours in a mixed sale at Sotheby's 6 July 1964.

Seat / Residence(s): Patshull Hall, Staffordshire
Library Auction Details: Sotheby's, Christies (9 March 1948), (23 December 1953), (5 December 1961), (6 July 1964)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Legge, William, 4th Earl of Dartmouth (1784 - 1853) (Stamp 1) Arms: Azure a stag's head caboshed argent
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: stag's head caboshed
Legge, William, 4th Earl of Dartmouth (1784 - 1853) (Stamp 2) Arms: Azure a stag's head caboshed argent
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: stag's head caboshed
Legge, William, 4th Earl of Dartmouth (1784 - 1853) (Stamp 3) Arms: Azure a stag's head caboshed argent
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: stag's head caboshed