Bourchier, Rachel, Countess of Bath (1613 -1680)

Rachel Fane was the daughter of Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Mary daughter and heir of Sir Anthony Mildmay. She married Henry Bourchier, Earl of Bath, who died in 1654. She married secondly Lionel Cranfield, 3rd Earl of Middlesex, in 1655, but retained her precedency as Countess of Bath by royal warrant. She and the Earl of Middlesex were separated on 13 June 1661 granted by the Court of Arches, on the grounds of cruelty and desertion. She presented collections of books to the value of £200 decorated with this stamp to Emmanuel College Cambridge in 1659, and made a similar gift to Trinity College Dublin in 1671.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Bourchier, Rachel, Countess of Bath (1613 - 1680) (Stamp 1) Title: Bourchier, Rachel, Countess of Bath (1613 - 1680) (Stamp 1)
Arms: A cross engrailed between four water bougets (Bourchier)
Motto: Non est mortale qvod opto
, Motto: Bon temps viendra
, Motto: Ne vile fando [sic]
, Motto: Semper eadem
Dimensions (height x width): 112mm x 112mm
Coronet: Countess
Impalement: Three dexter gauntlets (Fane)
Heraldic Charges: cross engrailed between, Heraldic Charges: gauntlets (3), Heraldic Charges: water bougets (4)