Furnese, Henry, Sir, 1st Baronet (1658 -1712)

Henry Furnese, said to have been the son of Henry Furnese of Sandwich, was a wealthy London merchant, a member of the Drapers Company and one of the original directors of the Bank of England. He purchased the estate of Waldershare in Kent, was knighted at the Hague 21 October 1691, was elected Member of Parliament for Bramber in 1698 to 1699, and for Sandwich 1701 1712, and was created a baronet 27 June 1707. He married, firstly, 4 November 1684, Anne, daughter of Robert Brough, Linen Draper of St Lawrence Jewry. She died in June 1695, and he married, as his second wife, Matilda, daughter of Sir Thomas Vernon, Merchant of London, and widow of Anthony Balam.

Seat / Residence(s): Waldershare House, Kent
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Furnese, Henry, Sir, 1st Baronet  (1658-1712)  (Stamp 1) Title: Furnese, Henry, Sir, 1st Baronet (1658 - 1712) (Stamp 1)
Arms: A talbot sejant on a canton the hand of Ulster (Furnese) impaling A fret and a canton (Vernon)
Crest: A talbot sejant
Helmet: Baronet
Dimensions (height x width): 65mm x 63mm
Impalement: A fret and a canton (Vernon)
Heraldic Charges: canton, Heraldic Charges: canton, on a, Heraldic Charges: fret, Heraldic Charges: hand of Ulster, Heraldic Charges: talbot