Lyttelton, William Henry, 1st Baron Lyttelton, of Frankley (1724 -1808)

William Henry Lyttelton, born 24 December 1724, was the sixth son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton 4th Baronet, and Christian daughter of Sir Richard Temple, 3rd Baronet. Educated at Eton and St Mary's Hall, Oxford, where he matriculated 27 June 1742, and the Middle Temple, he was called to the bar in 1748. He represented Bewdley in Parliament 1748 1755. His other appointments were Governor of South Carolina in 1755 1762, Governor of Jamaica 1762 1766, and Ambassador to Portugal 1766 1771. He re-entered Parliament, sitting for Bewdley 1774 1776. He was created Baron Westcote in the peerage of Ireland 29 April 1776, and was created Baron Lyttelton of Frankley in the peerage of Great Britain 13 August 1794. He married, firstly, 2 June 1761, Mary, eldest daughter and coheir of James Macartney, and secondly Caroline, daughter of John Bristow, of Quiddenham in Norfolk. He died 14 September 1808. His great grandson, Charles George, 5th Lord Lyttelton inherited the title of Viscount Cobham from his kinsman the 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.

Seat / Residence(s): Hagley Hall, Worcestershire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Lyttelton, William Henry, 1st Baron Lyttelton, of Frankley (1724 - 1808) (Stamp 1) Motto: Ung Dieu ung roy
Arms: Quarterly 1. Argent a chevron between three escallops sable (Lyttelton) 2. Argent a bend cotised sable a bordure engrailed bezanty (Westcote) 3. Gules a lion rampant and a bordure engrailed (Talbot) 4. France and England quarterly within a bordure compony (Beaufort)
Quarterings: 1. Argent a chevron between three escallops sable (Lyttelton) 2. Argent a bend cotised sable a bordure engrailed bezanty (Westcote) 3. Gules a lion rampant and a bordure engrailed (Talbot) 4. France and England quarterly within a bordure compony (Beaufort)
Coronet: Baron
Heraldic Charges: bend cotised, Heraldic Charges: bordure compony, Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed, Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed bezanty, Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant