Our Society visited Mount Stewart, the house is undergoing major refurbishment inside. There is plenty of interesting heraldry around the house.
Alexander Stewart who was born in 1699
married in 1737 Mary Cowan. Their son was Robert Stewart (1739-1821) was
created first Marquess Lomdonderry in 1816. He married first Sarah Seymour,
daughter of Francis Seymour Conway, first Marquess Hertford. He married second,
Frances Pratt, daughter of the first Earl of Camden. Robert’s son from the
second marriage was Charles William Stewart (1778-1854) third Marquess of
Londonderry. He married second to Lady Frances Vane Tempest and Charles changed
his name by Royal Licence in 1821 to Charles William Vane-Tempest. Lady Frances
was daughter of Sir Henry Vane-Tempest who was in turn son of Rev Henry Vane
and Frances Tempest. George Vane-Tempest (1821-1884), fifth Marquess was son of
Charles William and Lady Frances. George changed his name by Royal Licence in
1851 to George Vane-Tempes-Stewart. He married Mary Edwards and their son was
Charles (1852-1915) sixth Marquess.
The quartered arms are 1st: Stewart; 2nd Tempest; 3rd Vane; 4th Stewart. The arms on the right are for Chaplin.