Sir Richard Stacpoole of Pembrokeshire. Who was knighted by William the Conqueror.The different Welch Historians & the old Records of that Principality mention him amoung the most respectable Men in the Year one thousand & ninety one, being the fourth Year of the Reign of King William Rufus. He married Margaret, second Sister of Sir Richard Turbervile Lord of Coyty, and died without Issue. Robert the only Brother of Sir Richard Stacpoole, married a Daughter of Sir John Sitsylt or Cecill, Ancestor to Sir William Cecil Lord Burghley, & Lord High Treasurer of England in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. Sir William Stacpoole his eldest Son married a Daughter of Howel ap Ithel, Lord of Roos & Ryuonioc, now Denbighland. Said Sir William had a Command in an army raised in the Reign of King Stephen, against David King of Scots, but died young, leaving three Sons & one Daughter. His eldest Son Sir Richard Stacpoole of Stacpoole in the County of Pembroke, married a Daughter of Sir Henry Vernon of Haddon in the Peke. No mention is made of the second Son, but Robert the youngest encouraged by his Cousin Robert Fitz Stephen, went over to Ireland with Richard Earl of Strigule known by the Name of Strongbow, & was a Captain of Archers in that Division of the Army which Fitz Stephen commanded under Strongbow, in the Year eleven hundred & sixty eight, being the fourteenth Year of King Henry the second. Said Robert afterwards settled in Ireland & from him the Stacpooles of the County of Clare are descended. The old Mansion of Stacpoole Court, & a large Estate in Pembrokeshire descended to a Grand-daughter of the second Sir Richd. Stacpoole, & is now the Property of the Son of the late Pryse Campbell Esq. who was Member for that County.
Mezzotint, platemark 435 x 280mm (17 x 11"). Small margins. Slight damage (three repaired tears extending inside platemark).
Rare and unusual portrait of a Pembrokeshire knight from the time of William the Conqueror, with extensive biographical text. Issued as a private plate. Engraved by the well-known mezzotint engraver James Watson, after 'Segulta', who is unknown and may be a misspelling of another artist's name.
CS: 134 (only state); Goodwin 164: Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. For Watson's portrait of Stacpoole's descendant John Stacpoole see ref 37928.
[Ref: 37927] £380.00