Waterhouse, Edward (1619 -1670)

Edward Waterhouse, of Greenford in Middlesex, was the son of Francis Waterhouse, fishmonger, of London and of Greenford in Middlesex, and Bridget, daughter of Morgan Powell. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a Fellow Commoner 30 June 1635, and of which he was made an LL.D. per litteras regis in 1668. He was eected Fellow of the Royal Society 1663. At Archbishop Sheldon's suggestion he took holy orders in 1668, and afterwards became a `fantasticall preacher'. His principal other interest was heraldry. Sir William Dugdale informed Anthony à Wood that Waterhouse was entirely responsible for The sphere of gentry: deduced from the principles of nature. An historical and genealogical work of arms and blason in four books (London, 1661), “a rapsodical, indigested and whimsical” work on heraldry which appeared as the work of Sylvanus Morgan, a herald painter, it seems certan that he at least had some part in the work. He married, firstly, Mary, daughter and heir of Robert Smith alias Carrington; and secondly, Elizabeth, only daughter and heir of Richard Bateman of Hartington in Derbyshire. By his second wife, he had a son, Edward, who predeceased his father, and two daughters. Though Clements attributes the stamp to Edward Waterhouse, who died 30 May 1670, books survive with these arms which were printed in 1673 and 1674. The arms and crest are undoubtedly those of Waterhouse, and were used by Edward Waterhouse.

Seat / Residence(s): Greenford, Middlesex
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Waterhouse, Edward (1619 - 1670) (Stamp 1) Helmet: Esquire
Crest: An eagle's leg erased at the thigh isuant therefrom a wing erect
Arms: A pile engrailed
Heraldic Charges: eagle's leg, Heraldic Charges: pile engrailed, Heraldic Charges: wing