Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Archibald Douglas, 7th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme (1864 -1928)

Henry Pelham Archibald Douglas Pelham-Clinton was born 28 September 1864, the son of Henry Pelham Alexander Pelham-Clinton, 6th Duke of Newcastle, and Henrietta Adela daughter and heiress of Henry Thomas Hope, of Deepdene, Surrey. Known as Lord Lincoln until he inherited the dukedom from his father in 1879, when aged only fifteen, Henry was educated at Eton, and then Magdalen College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1884. He held a number of local offices appropriate with his rank and station, such as Lord High Steward of Retford, Master Forrester of Dartmoor and Keeper of St Briavel's Castle. A damaging fall in childhood meant he had delicate health and so only played a small part in public life. As a staunch Anglo-Catholic, however, he did speak on ecclesiastical issues in the House of Lords. Among his most notable achievements was the restoration of the fortunes of his family estate, by means of both consolidation and disposal, such as the sale of the Worksop Manor Estate, and the restoration of Clumber House, following a serious fire in 1879. In 1889 he married Kathleen Florence May (1872-1955), daughter of Major Henry Augustus Candy, and Frances Kathleen, the daughter of Henry Robert Westenra, 3rd Baron Rossmore. They had no children, and he was succeeded to the title by his brother, Francis, 8th Duke of Newcastle

Seat / Residence(s): Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Pelham-Clinton, Henry Pelham Archibald Douglas, 7th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme  (1864 - 1928) (Stamp 1) Motto: Loyaulte n'a honte
Crest: 1. Out of a ducal coronet a panache of five ostrich feathers 2. A peacock in its pride
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Argent six cross crosslets fitchy three, two and one on a chief azure two mullets pierced (Clinton) 2 & 3. Quarterly I & IV. Azure three pelicans in their piety (Pelham) II & III. Gules two broken sword belts in pale (Pelham augmentation of honour)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Argent six cross crosslets fitchy three, two and one on a chief azure two mullets pierced (Clinton) 2 & 3. Quarterly I & IV. Azure three pelicans in their piety (Pelham) II & III. Gules two broken sword belts in pale (Pelham augmentation of honour)
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: belts (2), Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (6), Heraldic Charges: feathers, ostrich (5), Heraldic Charges: mullets (2), Heraldic Charges: peacock, Heraldic Charges: pelicans (3)