Porcher, George (1791 -1861)

George Porcher was born in Madras 21 December 1791, the second son of Josias Du Pré Porcher Esq of Winslade House in Devon, and Charlotte, second daughter of Admiral Sir William Bromley, Baronet of Brighton. He was educated at Winchester College and Haileybury School. He became a Writer in the Bengal Civil Service 1807-1813. On his return to England, he was admitted a pensioner at Trinity College Cambridge 22 January 1814, age twenty-two. From there he migrated to Emmanuel College on 19 January 1815, taking his B.A. in 1818, and Holy Orders, but never holding a cure or a benefice. He married Frances Amelia daughter of John Chamier, and they lived at Oakwood, Chichester 1840-1850 and in London 1851-1861. They had two sons and two daughters.

It is possible that this is the stamp of Henry Porcher (1795-1857), of Arborfield, in Berkshire, and 10 Park Crescent, London, who was born in Madras in 1795. He was admitted as a Fellow Commoner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, matriculated in 1812, took his B.A. in 1816 and his M.A. in 1819. He was Member of Parliament for Clitheroe 1822-1826. He was a merchant of London and a Director of the Bank of England 1825-1836. He married Sarah daughter of John Pearse ,M.P. and died without issue 19 November 1857. Part of the library of H. Porcher was sold at Sotheby’s 9 April 1870.

Seat / Residence(s): Winslade House, Devon
Library Auction Details: Sotheby's (9 April 1870)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Porcher, George (1791 - 1861) (Stamp 1) Title: Porcher, George (1791 - 1861) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Per pale argent and gules barry of ten counterchanged a cinquefoil ermine a crescent for difference
Crest: A lion rampant charged with three bars holding a cinquefoil ermine
Motto: Pro rege
Dimensions (height x width): 54mm x 35mm
Heraldic Charges: barry (10), Heraldic Charges: cinquefoil, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: per pale