Phipps, Henry (1755 -1831)

Possibly Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave (1755-1831), known as the Hon. Henry Phipps until 1792, and from 1792 to 1812 as Lord Mulgrave. He was the younger son of Constantine Phipps, 1st Baron Mulgrave, and the Hon. Lepell, daughter of  John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey. He received his education at Eton and the Middle Temple. 

He entered the army in 1775, and eventually rose to the rank of General.  In 1784 he was elected MP for Totnes, and in 1792 to Scarborough.  He was a supporter of William Pitt the Younger, serving as his Foreign Secretary 1805-1806. He resigned the post on Pitt’s death in 1806.  The following year he served in various posts, first as First Lord of the Admiralty (1807-1810), then as Master-General of the Ordnance (1810-1819).  In 1812, he was created Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. 

In 1795 he married Martha Sophia, daughter of pottery manufacturer Christopher Thomson Maling, who bore him four sons and five daughters. He died in April 1831, and was succeeded by his eldest son Constantine who was later created Marquess of Normanby. 

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Phipps, Henry, 1st Earl of Mulgrave (1755-1831)  (Stamp 1) Title: Phipps, Henry (1755 - 1831) (Stamp 1)
Crest: A lion’s gamb erased in pale holding a trefoil slipped
Dimensions (height x width): 15mm x 10mm
Heraldic Charges: lion's foot, Heraldic Charges: trefoil