McDonnell, Hugh Seymour Kerr, 4th Earl of Antrim (1812 -1855)

Hugh Seymour Kerr was born 7 August 1817, the second but eldest surviving son of Vice Admiral Lord Mark Robert Kerr, third son of William John, 5th Marquess of Lothian, and Charlotte McDonnell, Countess of Antrim. He succeeded his mother in October 1835, and on 27 June 1836 took the name McDonnell. He married, 3 May 1836, Laura Cecilia Parker, fifth daughter of Thomas, 5th Earl of Macclesfield. They had an only daughter, who married Sir Malcolm MacGregor, 4th Baronet of MacGregor. He died 19 July 1855 and the title passed to his brother Mark.

Seat / Residence(s): Glenarm Castle, Antrim
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
McDonnell, Hugh Seymour Kerr, 4th Earl of Antrim  (1812 - 1855) (Stamp 1) Motto: Tout jours pret
Crest: 1. A naked arm embowed holding a cross crosslet fitchy (McDonnell) 2. A sun in splendour (Kerr)
Arms: Quarterly of six 1. A sun in splendour (Lothian, augmentation of honour) 2. Gules on a chevron three mullets (Kerr) 3. A lion rampant (McDonnell) 4. Or a naked arm embowed in fess holding a cross crosslet fitchy from out of a cloud on the sinister (McDonnell) 5. A ship (McDonnell) 6. Per fess azure and vert a dolphin embowed (McDonnell)
Quarterings: 1. A sun in splendour (Lothian, augmentation of honour) 2. Gules on a chevron three mullets (Kerr) 3. A lion rampant (McDonnell) 4. Or a naked arm embowed in fess holding a cross crosslet fitchy from out of a cloud on the sinister (McDonnell) 5. A ship (McDonnell) 6. Per fess azure and vert a dolphin embowed (McDonnell)
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, Heraldic Charges: clouds, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslet, Heraldic Charges: dolphin, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: mullets (3), Heraldic Charges: per fess, Heraldic Charges: ship, Heraldic Charges: sun