Willement, Thomas (1786 -1871)
Thomas Willement, Heradic Artist to George IV, and Artist in Stained Glass to Queen Victoria, was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries 17 May 1832. He purchased an estate at Davington Priory near Faversham in Kent in 1845. His wife, Katherine, daughter of Thomas Griffith, died 4 August 1852, and is buried at Davington, where he died 10 March 1871. He wrote Regal heraldry: the armorial insignia of the kings and queens of England (London, 1821); Heraldic notices of Canterbury Cathedral (London, 1827); A roll of arms of the reign of Richard II (London, 1834); A concise account of the principal works in stained glass that have been executed by Thomas Willement (London, 1840); Heraldic antiquities (London, 1865); and other works. The first part of his library was sold at auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on 22 June 1865 and a further portion in 1923.