c1800 Personal Triple Steel Seal - Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge, 9th Baron Paget

Seal Detail

A superb steel triple spinning personal seal, comprising three finely engraved matrices, supported by a decorated steel framework of unusual style with suspension loop at the top.  

The arms are those of Paget (formerly Bayly) , Earl of Uxbridge and Baron Paget. These armorials may be blazoned as follows:

Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th Sable on a cross engrailed between four eagles displayed argent five lions passant guardant of the field (for Paget) 2nd and 3rd Azure nie estoiles three three two and one argent (for Bayly).

Crest: A demi-heraldic tiger sable maned ducally gorged and tufted argent (for Paget).

The arms are resting on a rove of estate ensigned with an earl's coronet.

The seal was undoubtedly in the possession of Henry Paget (born 18th June 1744 died 13th March 1812), the 1st Earl of Uxbridge (of the second creation) and the 9th Baron Paget. Henry married Jane Champagne (died 9th March 1817), the eldest daughter of the Very Reverend Arthur Champagne, Dean of Clonmacnoise in King's County, Ireland on the 11th April 1767.  Their eldest son, William Henry Paget, the 2nd Earl of Uxbridge was the noted British Army officer who served under Wellington at Waterloo.

Seal Specification

Height 38mm

Diameter of matrix  17mmx20mm 

Weight 27g