Ponsonby, William Francis Spencer, 1st Baron De Mauley (1787 -1855)

William Francis Spencer Ponsonby was the third son of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough, and Henrietta Frances Spencer, second daughter of the 1st Earl Spencer. Mr Ponsonby was Member of Parliament for Poole, for Knaresborough and for Dorset. He married, 8 August 1814, Barbara, only daughter and heir of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 5th Earl of Shaftesbury, and co heir of the ancient Barony of De Mauley. He was created Baron De Mauley of Canford in Dorset 10 July 1838. His library was sold with that of his father at Christies in 1897.

Seat / Residence(s): Bishopscourt, Kildare
Library Auction Details: Christies
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Ponsonby, William Francis Spencer, 1st Baron De Mauley  (1787 - 1855) (Stamp 1) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Gules a chevron between three combs argent (Ponsonby) 2 & 3. Azure (should be sable) a lion passant gardant argent, a chief engrailed or (Margetson) impaling on an escutcheon of pretence Quarterly 1 & 4. Three bulls passant in pale (Ashley) 2 & 3. Gules a bend engrailed between six lions rampant (Cooper)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Gules a chevron between three combs argent (Ponsonby) 2 & 3. Azure (should be sable) a lion passant gardant argent, a chief engrailed or (Margetson) impaling on an escutcheon of pretence Quarterly 1 & 4. Three bulls passant in pale (Ashley) 2 & 3. Gules a bend engrailed between six lions rampant (Cooper)
Coronet: Baron
Impalement: Quarterly 1 & 4. Three bulls passant in pale (Ashley) 2 & 3. Gules a bend engrailed between six lions rampant (Cooper)
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: lion passant gardant, Heraldic Charges: chief engrailed, Heraldic Charges: bulls (3), Heraldic Charges: bend engrailed between, Heraldic Charges: combs (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (6)
Ponsonby, William Francis Spencer, 1st Baron De Mauley  (1787 - 1855) (Stamp 2) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Gules a chevron between three combs argent (Ponsonby) 2 & 3. Azure (should be sable) a lion passant gardant argent, a chief engrailed or (Margetson) impaling on an escutcheon of pretence Quarterly 1 & 4. Three bulls passant in pale (Ashley) 2 & 3. Gules a bend engrailed between six lions rampant (Cooper)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Gules a chevron between three combs argent (Ponsonby) 2 & 3. Azure (should be sable) a lion passant gardant argent, a chief engrailed or (Margetson) impaling on an escutcheon of pretence Quarterly 1 & 4. Three bulls passant in pale (Ashley) 2 & 3. Gules a bend engrailed between six lions rampant (Cooper)?
Impalement: Quarterly 1 & 4. Three bulls passant in pale (Ashley) 2 & 3. Gules a bend engrailed between six lions rampant (Cooper)
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: lion passant gardant, Heraldic Charges: chief engrailed, Heraldic Charges: bulls (3), Heraldic Charges: bend engrailed between, Heraldic Charges: combs (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (6)
Ponsonby, William Francis Spencer, 1st Baron De Mauley  (1787 - 1855) (Stamp 3) Monogram: D M A C
Coronet: Baron
Ponsonby, William Francis Spencer, 1st Baron De Mauley  (1787 - 1855) (Stamp 4) Monogram: W F S P
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet three arrows points downwards one in pale and two in saltire entwined by a serpent
Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: arrows (3), Heraldic Charges: serpent