Stuart, William (1798 -1874)

William Stuart, of Tempsford Hall in Bedfordshire and Aldenham Abbey in Hertfordshire, was the eldest son of William Stuart, Archbishop of Armagh, and Sophia Margaret Juliana, daughter of Thomas Penn of Stoke Poges. The Archbishop was the fourth son of John, 3rd Earl of Bute. He was Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant. He married, firstly, 8 August 1821, Henrietta Maria Sarah, eldest daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Morice Pole, Baronet. She died 26 July 1853, and he married, secondly, 31 August 1854, Georgina Adelaide Forester. He collected a large library part of which was sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 17 June 1875, and a further portion at Christie, Manson & Wood's on 6 March 1895 when 215 lots realised £4,296.19.0. The remainder of the library was destroyed by fire at Tempsford Hall not long after the sale. The Royal Library at Windsor has a large number of books that belonged to Lord Stuart de Rothesay and to William Stuart. The latter bought many books at the sale of the former and often added his arms to books that had belonged to him, but were without his arms.

Seat / Residence(s): Tempsford Hall, Bedfordshire, Aldenham Abbey, Hertfordshire
Library Auction Details: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Christie's (17 June 1875), (6 March 1895)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Stuart, William (1798 - 1874) (Stamp 1) Motto: Nobilis ira
, Motto: Avito viret honore
Crest: A demi lion
Arms: Or a fess checky azure and argent within a double tressure flory counterflory gules
Heraldic Charges: fess within, Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-, Heraldic Charges: tressure, double, flory counterflory
Motto: Nobilis ira
Crest: A demi lion
Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-
Motto: Nobilis ira
Crest: A demi lion
Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-
Stuart, William (1798 - 1874) (Stamp 4) Motto: Nobilis ira
Crest: A demi lion
Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-
Stuart, William (1798 - 1874) (Stamp 5) Motto: Nobilis ira
Crest: A demi lion
Arms: Or a fess checky azure and argent within a double tressure flory counterflory gules
Heraldic Charges: fess within, Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-, Heraldic Charges: tressure, double, flory counterflory
Stuart, William (1798 - 1874) (Stamp 6) Motto: Nobilis ira
Crest: A demi lion
Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-
Motto: Nobilis ira
Crest: A demi lion
Arms: Crest A demi lion Motto NOBILIS IRA
Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-