Berkeley, Henry, Sir, 1st Baronet, of Wymondham (1566 -1630)

Sir Henry Berkeley, of Wymondham in Leicestershire, was the eldest son of Maurice Berkeley of Wymondham, and Mary daughter of Francis Hall of Grantham, Comptroller of Calais. He succeeded his father in 1610, and was created a baronet 29 June 1611. He married, firstly, Katherine, daughter of Nicholas Beaumont, of Cole Orton, and widow of Anthony Byron, and, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Myn, of Epsom, but died childless. He sold his estate of Wymondham to Sir William Sedley Bart. The stamp is usually impressed within one of a number of frames.

Seat / Residence(s): Wymondham, Leicestershire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Berkeley, Henry, Sir, 1st Baronet, of Wymondham (1566-1630)  (Stamp 1) Title: Berkeley, Henry, Sir, 1st Baronet, of Wymondham (1566 - 1630) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. A chevron between ten cinquefoils (Berkeley of Wymondham) 2 & 3. A lion rampant ermine ducally crowned (Hamlyn)
Crest: A bear's head couped collared and muzzled
Helmet: Esquire
Dimensions (height x width): 44mm x 34mm
Heraldic Charges: bear's head, Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: cinquefoils (10), Heraldic Charges: lion rampant