MAXWELL. Armorial Bookplate of Henry Maxwell, M P, later Lord Farnham


A handsome armorial bookplate with the French motto “Je Suis Pret” [I am ready] and Henry Maxwell, Esqr. M.P. below. Maxwell [1799-1868] was MP for Cavan from 1824 -38, the year in which he succeeded to the peerage as 7th Lord Farnham. He had married Anne, daughter of the 22nd Baron le Despencer in 1828 and was made a Knight of St Patrick in 1845..He and his wife were both killed in a railway accident at Abergele on the North Western Railway They had no children and he was succeeded by his brother Somerset Maxwell, his brother. See elsewhere in this category for his later bookplate as Lord Farnham. feb13/9

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