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Grant of arms donated by Sir Albert William Woods, Garter, Principal King-of Arms, George Edward Cokayne, Clarenceux, King of Arms and William Henry Weldon Norroy King of Arms to Christopher Furness, first Baron Furness of Grantley (23 April 1852 - 10 November 1912), British businessman and liberal politician.
British Empire, London, d.d. 9 August 1900. Vellum charter, good condition. 64x52 cm. Manuscript text and calligraphy. With 3 hand coloured coats of arms and one of Furness. Orgininal signatures and three attached wax seals of the mentioned officials in brass crowned casings. The charter is encased in a made to fit oblong wooden case, with metal closing mechanism and clothed with red linen, decorated in gold with VR initials and crowns. The grant of arms mentiones that Furness is of Tunstall Court in de Borough of West Hartlepool in the County of Durham, of `The ManorĀ“ in the parish of Cundall with Norton-le-Clay, of Grantley Hall in the parish of Grantley both in the county of York, and of Whitehall Court in the parish of St James Westminster, Knight and amongst other occupations representative in parliament for the Hartlepools from 1891 to 1895. With this grant the coat-of-arms of the Furness family was established. H98.
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