Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer, 1st Baron Lytton of Knebworth (1803 -1873)

Edward Lytton Bulwer was the third son of General William Earle Bulwer, of Wood Dalling and Heydon Hall, and Elizabeth Barbara Lytton, only daughter and heir of Richard Warburton Lytton of Knebworth in Hertfordshire. He assumed the additional surname and arms of Lytton by Royal Licence 20 February 1844 in compliance with his mother's will. He was Member of Parliament for St Ives 1831, for Lincoln 1832 1841, for Hertfordshire in 1852 1866, and Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies. He was also a successful novelist. He was created a Baronet 18 July 1838 and Baron Lytton of Knebworth in 1866. He married, in 1827, Rosina Doyle, daughter of Francis Massey Wheeler. Their eldest son, Edward Robert, was created Earl of Lytton. Books from the library of Rosina Doyle Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton were sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 1 August 1882.

Seat / Residence(s): Knebworth House, Hertfordshire
Library Auction Details: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (1 August 1882.)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer, 1st Baron Lytton of Knebworth (1803 - 1873) (Stamp 1) Motto: Hoc virtutis opus
Crest: A bittern in flags
Arms: Ermine on a chief dancetty three ducal coronets
Coronet: Baron
Heraldic Charges: bittern, Heraldic Charges: chief dancetty, on a, Heraldic Charges: coronets, ducal (3)