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Regency carriage panel for Sir William Wynn Wynne
Regency carriage panel for Sir William Wynn Wynne Regency carriage panel for Sir William Wynn Wynne Regency carriage panel for Sir William Wynn Wynne Regency carriage panel for Sir William Wynn Wynne


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Regency carriage panel for Sir William Wynn Wynne


ORIGIN: London, England
STOCK CODE: H0014051577

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a polychrome painted Regency armorial carriage panel decorated on a yellow ground with the arms of Sir William Wynn Wynne (1770-1855) and his wife Mary Long, eldest daughter of Colonel Long, of Tubney, Berkshire,

Reverse with gesso, later framed

Panel size: 13 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches / 335 x 297mm

Overall size: 15 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches / 398 x 360mm

Quarterly 1st and 4th Vert three eagles displayed in fess or (for Wynne) 2nd and 3rd Ermine a saltire gules* (for Yale)

(on the sinister) Sable a lion rampant within eight cross crosslets fitchy argent (for Long)

Upon a chapeau gules turned up ermine a boar passant azure within a net or (for Yale)

William and Mary were married on the 29th December 1801. Sir William was knighted on the 2nd May 1810. After a distinguished military career, he served as the Governor of Sandown Fort on the Isle of Wight.

The Wynne arms are quartered with those of the Yale family and as with many ancient Welsh arms they both have convoluted histories and descents. In essence, the Wynne arms are those of Owen Gwynedd from whom they descend, whilst the arms of Yale have the Geraldine saltire denoting their descent from Osborn Fitzgerald. So saying both the Wynnes and the Yales have common ancestry from Osborn Fitzgerald who was also named Osber Wyddel (the Irishman) as they are both cadet branches of the ancient Merioneth house of Corsygedol and therefore in many authorities the arms of Wynne and Yale are often interchangeable because of the close blood relationship. The ancestral line of Sir William Wynn Wynne is that of the Wynnes, of Peniarth in the County of Merioneth. Again, he has a common descent from Osborn Fitzgerald. Certainly the Yales, of Plas yn Yale were the ancestal line from which descended Elihu Yale (born 5th April 1649 died 8th July 1721) who became the benefactor of the college that became Yale College in 1718 (and thereafter Yale University, at New Haven) in the then British Colony of Connecticut. Although Elihu was born in Boston in the British Colony of Massachusetts, he served for some twenty years in the British East India Company and was the Governor of the company’s settlement of Fort St George at
Madras. During his time with the company he amassed an enormous fortune and in
retirement back at Plas Grono (the estate Elihu’s father acquired) spent some of his
fortune on philanthropic ventures which included as mentioned above the educational
establishment in Connecticut that was to bear his name. So, in conclusion, there is
certainly a proven cousinship between Sir William Wynn Wynne, Governor of
Sandown Fort and the benefactor of today’s Yale University.

OFFERED BY: Heraldic Silver Ltd
By appointment only, London, United Kingdom View map

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