Antrobus, Thomas (1586 -1622)

Thomas Antrobus, was the eldest son of William Antrobus of Little Knutsford in Cheshire and Jane Millington, entered Lincoln's Inn in 1572. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Woodcock, Alderman of London, in 1577. In 1604 he was elected a Member of Parliament. The arms and crest were granted by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms to Thomas Antrobus one of the six Clerks in Chancery in 1604. About this time he bought Heath House near Petersfield in Hampshire and presented a chalice with his arms and the motto `Dei memor gratus amicis' to the church there. He also gave books to Lincoln's Inn with his arms and crest painted in each volume. He died 1 May 1611. His eldest son Thomas, of Heath House, for whom this stamp was probably cut, matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford on 3 April 1601 as of London, the son of a gentleman, age 15, took his B.A. degree 15 July 1603, and entered Lincoln's Inn 23 January 1604. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Norton, of Rotherfield Park, near Petersfield in Hampshire, and died in 1622 at the age of 36 leaving two daughters. His elder daughter, Elizabeth, inherited Heath House. She married Thomas Hawles, of Moanton in Wiltshire. Their second son Sir John Hawles became Solicitor General.

Seat / Residence(s): Heath House, Hampshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Antrobus, Thomas (1586 - 1622) (Stamp 1) Title: Antrobus, Thomas (1586 - 1622) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Lozengy on a pale three estoiles
Crest: A unicorn's head couped gorged with a wreath of laurel
Helmet: Esquire
Dimensions (height x width): 60mm x 45mm
Heraldic Charges: estoiles (3), Heraldic Charges: lozengy, Heraldic Charges: pale, on a, Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head