Riley, John Athelstan Laurie (1858 -1945)

John Athelstan Laurie Riley was the only son of John Riley of the Inner Temple and of Brearley House, Mytholmroyd in Yorkshire, and Mary Margaret Elizabeth Laurie. He was educated at Eton and Pembroke College, Oxford, where he took his M.A. and became an Honorary Fellow. He travelled in Persia, Turkey and Kurdistan, and wrote Athos, or the mountain of the monks (London, 1887). He married, 30 April 1887, Andalusia Louisa Charlotte Georgina Molesworth, daughter of Viscount Molesworth. He became Seigneur de la Trinité in Jerseyd a Haut Justicier, a Commander of the Order of St George, of Greece, and the Order of St Saba, of Serbia.

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Riley, John Athelstan Laurie (1858 - 1945) (Stamp 1) Arms: Or on a chevron azure between in chief two crosses patty fitchy and in base a three masted ship in full sail on the waves of the sea, three bees volant (Riley) impaling Gules an escutcheon vair between eight cross crosslets (Molesworth)
Impalement: Gules an escutcheon vair between eight cross crosslets (Molesworth)
Heraldic Charges: bees (3), Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (8), Heraldic Charges: crosses patty (2), Heraldic Charges: escutcheon, Heraldic Charges: ship