Metcalfe, Thomas Theophilus, Sir, 4th Baronet (1795 -1853)

Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe, of Fern Hill in Hertfordshire, was born in 1795, the third son of Sir Thomas Metcalfe 1st Baronet, and Susannah Sophia, daughter of John Debonnaire. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his brother, Charles Theophilus, Baron Metcalfe, in 1846. He was for over forty years in the East India Company's Service, entering the Bengal Civil Service in 1813, and spending almost the whole of his official life at Delhi. He was Commissioner and Governor General's Agent from 1835 until his death in 1853. He married, 7 June 1815, Grace Clarke, who died in 1824, and secondly, 13 July 1826, Félicité Anne, daughter of J. Browne of the Bengal Medical Board. His library at Metcalfe House, Delhi, said to have been one of the finest in India, was burned in the Indian Mutiny.

Seat / Residence(s): Fern Hill, Hertfordshire, Metcalfe House, Delhi, India
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Metcalfe, Thomas Theophilus, Sir, 4th Baronet (1795 - 1853) (Stamp 1) Motto: Conquiesco
Crest: A talbot sejant supporting an escutcheon charged with a hand issuing from clouds in the sinister holding a pen
Heraldic Charges: talbot, Heraldic Charges: escutcheon, Heraldic Charges: hand, Heraldic Charges: pen