Blencowe, Henry (1676 -1721)

Henry Blencowe, of Blencowe in Cumberland, was the son of Christopher Blencowe Esq, and Ann, eldest daughter and coheir of William Laton of Dalemain Esq. He married, firstly, Dorothy, daughter and heir of George Sisson Esq, of Penrith, who died 29 October 1707, and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of W. Todd Esq, of Wath in Yorkshire. He was High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1717. The augmentation of honour is interesting as not being a royal grant. Adam de Blencowe had served Lord Greystoke in the French Wars as his standard bearer, and in 1357 Lord Greystoke granted him the right to bear a bend of the Greystoke arms, Barry of six argent and azure three chaplets gules, as a coat of augmentation.

Seat / Residence(s): Blencowe Hall, Cumberland
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Blencowe, Henry (1676-1721)  (Stamp 1) Title: Blencowe, Henry (1676 - 1721) (Stamp 1)
Arms: A quarter (Blencowe)
Dimensions (height x width): 41mm x 44mm
Impalement: On a bend compony three chaplets of roses (Blencowe augmentation of honour)
Heraldic Charges: bend compony, on a, Heraldic Charges: chaplets (3), Heraldic Charges: quarter