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A SET OF EIGHTEEN GEORGE II SILVER DINNER PLATES

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A SET OF EIGHTEEN GEORGE II SILVER DINNER PLATES
maker's mark of Elizabeth Godfrey, London, 1751

Shaped-circular and with gadrooned borders, each engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on reverses, each with engraved with numbers and scratch weights - 9½in. (24.3cm.) diam.
321ozs. (9,983grs.)

The arms are those of Tynte quartering Kemeys and others with Busby in pretence for Sir Charles Kemeys-Tynte Bt. (d.1785) of Halsewell, Co. Somerset and Cefn Malby, Co. Glamorgan, and his wife Anne, daughter and co-heir of the Rev. Dr. Busby, rector of Addington, Co. Buckingham, whom he married 1737. He represented the county of Somerset in seven parliaments and was Colonel of the 2nd Battalion of the Somerset Militia. He died without issue and the estates of Halsewell and Cefn Malby, Co. Glamorgan passed to his niece, Jane Hassell who married Colonel Johnstone of the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, who assumed, by Royal Licence, the names of Tynte and Kemeys (18)
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