Gulston, Elizabeth Bridgitta (1749 -1780)

Elizabeth Bridgitta was the second daughter of Sir Thomas Stepney, 7th Baronet of Prendergast and Llanelly in Carmarthenshire, and Elizabeth, elder daughter and eventual heir of Thomas Lloyd of Dan yr alt in Llangadock in Carmarthenshire. She married Joseph Gulston, the collector and connoisseur on 11 July 1767. Gulston inherited £250,000 in the funds, and dissipated it in collecting books and prints and in building. Elizabeth was as extravagant as her husband. A celebrated beauty, and with great accomplishments, she invented plated harness, and was a talented etcher. She died 9 March 1780, and was buried at Ealing. Joseph survived until 1786 in straightened circumstances. They had one son, Joseph, who married, 5 April 1787, Suzanna, daughter of James Woodham, of St Catherine's Jamaica, and died at Lausanne 18 December 1790, age 22, leaving a son, Joseph. The library of Joseph Gulston was sold anonymously at auction by Mr Compton of Conduit Street, London on the 8 May 1783.

Seat / Residence(s): Dan yr alt, Carmarthenshire
Library Auction Details: Mr Compton of Conduit Street, London (8 May 1783)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Gulston, Elizabeth Bridgitta (1749 - 1780) (Stamp 1) Title: Gulston, Elizabeth Bridgitta (1749 - 1780) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Argent two bars nebuly gules overall on a bend sable three plates [roundels]
Dimensions (height x width): 22mm x 16mm
Heraldic Charges: bars nebuly (2), Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: roundels (3)