Agar-Ellis, Henry Welbore, 2nd Viscount Clifden (1761 -1836)

Henry Welbore Agar was the eldest son of James, 1st Viscount Clifden, of Gowran Castle, County Kilkenny, and Lucia, eldest daughter of John Martin, of Dublin. He was educated at Westminster School, and was admitted to Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1778. He was Member of Parliament for Kilkenny in the Irish Parliament 1800 1802, and for Heytesbury in the Union Parliament, Clerk of the Privy Council of Ireland and Recorder of Gowran. He also commanded a troop of cavalry known as the Gloucester Troop, drawn chiefly from his own tenants. He married, 10 March 1792, Caroline Spencer, daughter of George, 4th Duke of Marlborough, succeeded his father as 2nd Viscount Clifden in 1789, and assumed the additional name and arms of Ellis in 1802 on inheriting the Barony of Mendip from his uncle, Welbore Ellis, under a special remainder.

Seat / Residence(s): Gowran Castle, Kilkenny
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Agar-Ellis, Henry Welbore, 2nd Viscount Clifden  (1761 - 1836) (Stamp 1) Title: Agar-Ellis, Henry Welbore, 2nd Viscount Clifden (1761 - 1836) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Or on a cross sable five crescents argent (Ellis) 2 & 3. Azure a lion rampant (Agar)
Crest: A demi lion [rampant]
Motto: Non hæc sine numine
Supporters: Two greyhounds collared the dexter charged with three crescents in pale the sinister with three crosses patty
Dimensions (height x width): 57mm x 63mm
Quarterings: 2 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Heraldic Charges: crescents (5), Heraldic Charges: cross, on a, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-