Talbot, Gilbert, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury (1553 -1616)

Gilbert Talbot, Lord Talbot, summoned to Parliament as Lord Talbot in 1588, succeeded his father as 7th Earl of Shrewsbury in 1590. He was educated at the University of Padua. He was made a Knight of the Garter 1592, Ambassador to France 1596, and Member of the Privy Council 1601. The stamp was specially cut for the dedication copy of the book on which it appears. The motto should read “Prest d’accomplir”. A similar block is printed opposite the dedication page in black. After his death his property passed to his daughters, see Elizabeth Grey.

Seat / Residence(s): Barlow Woodseats Hall, Derbyshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Talbot, Gilbert, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury (1553 - 1616) (Stamp 1) Motto: Prest a accomplir [sic]
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: On a chapeau turned up ermine a talbot passant tail extended
Arms: Quarterly of twenty one 1. A lion rampant a bordure engrailed (Talbot) 2. A lion rampant a bordure (Montgomery Earl of Shrewsbury) 3. Bendy of ten (Talbot, ancient) 4. Three garbs within a double tressure flory counterflory (Comyn Lord of Badenoch) 5. Barry of ten ten martlets in orle (De Valence Earl of Pembroke) 6. Three escutcheons barry of six vair and [gules] (Monchesny) 7. A bend lozengy (Marshall, ancient) 8. On a chief three crosses patty fitchy (De Clare) 9. Three garbs (MacMurrough) 10. Two lions passant (Strange) 11. A saltire a martlet for difference (Nevill) 12. Fretty a canton ermine (Nevill) 13. Billetty a lion rampant (Bulmer) 14. On a chief indented a lion passant (Midleham) 15. A chief indented (FitzRandolph) 16. A bend between six martlets (Furnivall) 17. Quarterly a bend (Clavering) 18. A fret (Verdon) 19. A fess (Colville) 20. Per pale a lion rampant a label (Bigot, should be a bend not a label) 21. A lion rampant (Matthews of Castle Menych) over all a label for difference
Quarterings: 1. A lion rampant a bordure engrailed (Talbot) 2. A lion rampant a bordure (Montgomery Earl of Shrewsbury) 3. Bendy of ten (Talbot, ancient) 4. Three garbs within a double tressure flory counterflory (Comyn Lord of Badenoch) 5. Barry of ten ten martlets in orle (De Valence Earl of Pembroke) 6. Three escutcheons barry of six vair and [gules] (Monchesny) 7. A bend lozengy (Marshall, ancient) 8. On a chief three crosses patty fitchy (De Clare) 9. Three garbs (MacMurrough) 10. Two lions passant (Strange) 11. A saltire a martlet for difference (Nevill) 12. Fretty a canton ermine (Nevill) 13. Billetty a lion rampant (Bulmer) 14. On a chief indented a lion passant (Midleham) 15. A chief indented (FitzRandolph) 16. A bend between six martlets (Furnivall) 17. Quarterly a bend (Clavering) 18. A fret (Verdon) 19. A fess (Colville) 20. Per pale a lion rampant a label (Bigot, should be a bend not a label) 21. A lion rampant (Matthews of Castle Menych) over all a label for difference
Heraldic Charges: barry (10), Heraldic Charges: barry (6), Heraldic Charges: bend, Heraldic Charges: bend between, Heraldic Charges: bend lozengy, Heraldic Charges: bendy (10), Heraldic Charges: billetty, Heraldic Charges: bordure, Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed, Heraldic Charges: canton, Heraldic Charges: chapeau, on a, Heraldic Charges: chief indented, Heraldic Charges: chief indented, on a, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: crosses patty (3), Heraldic Charges: escutcheons (3), Heraldic Charges: fess, Heraldic Charges: fret, Heraldic Charges: fretty, Heraldic Charges: garbs (3), Heraldic Charges: lion passant, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: lions passant (2), Heraldic Charges: martlets (10), Heraldic Charges: martlets (6), Heraldic Charges: orle, Heraldic Charges: quarterly, Heraldic Charges: saltire, Heraldic Charges: talbot, Heraldic Charges: tressure, double, flory counterflory