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  • 1767 COLOR Engraving Charlotte Viscountess Townshend Tamworth Castle England Staffordshire Historic Museum Piece

    $11,200.00 $8,900.00

    Wildly Rare British Engraving

    Very Important Historic Piece

    Dated 1767

    This Beautiful Detailed Engraving States That 

    Charlotte the Viscountess Townshend is the Baroness Ferrers of Chartley and that Chartley manor is her Living Space!

    Charley Manor was one of the last places of Imprisonment for Mary Queen of Scots!

    22" by 19" Framed! 

    • You are Bidding on the Rarest of British Engravings

    • This Engraving recognizes that Charlotte Viscountess Townshend is the Baroness Ferrers of Chartley 

    • Chartley Manor belonged to Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (Pictured at top of engraving) 

    • Chartley Manor became one of the last places of imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots.

    • Presented here is an Engraving of her Quarterings (Living Space)

    • Measures about 22" by 19" Framed

    • Original and One of a Kind!
    • You will never see another one, except possibly in a Museum! 

    • The Engraver Joseph Edmondson Esq. was Mowbray Herald from March 1764 to February 1786

    • This PROVES this engraving would have had to be made between 1764 and 1770 (year of Charlotte's death).  

    • We have discovered that this engraving is signed and dated 1767 - Hidden Within the design.
    • Also pictured are William the Conquerer giving the charter of Tamworth Castle to Robert De Marmion.

    • The Tamworth Castle is depicted on the lower righthand side of the page
    • Charlotte was the only surviving child of James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton and Elizabeth, 14th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley
    • The Barony of Ferrers of Chartley had fallen into abeyance on her mother's death in 1741.  
    • However, in 1749 the abeyance was terminated in Charlotte's favor and she became the 15th Baroness.
    • In 1754 she also succeeded her father in the Barony of Compton.
    • In 1751 Charlotte married the Hon. George Townshend, later fourth Viscount and first Marquess Townshend.
    • The he succeeded in the Viscountcy in 1764, Charlotte became known as the Viscountess Townshend.
    • Charlotte died in September 1770 and was succeeded in the two Baronies by her eldest son George, who was created Earl of Leicester in 1784 and later suchceeded as second Marquess Townshend.
    • Charlotte's Husband George survived her by over 30 years and died in 1807 
    • Fairly Gorgeous Condition 
    • Printed sometime between 1751 and 1769 
    • Probably gently framed in the 1950s 
    • Paper or Parchment still seems to be in Remarkable Condition considering age
    • Colors Still Vibrant 
    • Please See Photos & Examine Carefully for Best Depiction of Condition 
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    • No Reserve!
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    An Incredible Estate Find!

    And a Wild Conversation Piece for your British Royal Collection