London, South Kensington
28 June 2000
A seal with treen handle
the oval seal head with the arms, thought to be John Rawson (1470?-1547), the supporters as rampant lions with coronet over, mounted on a later reeded treen handle, the seal -- 1in. (2.5cm.) wide, 3¼in. (8.2cm.) including handle
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Dictionary of National Biography, 1909 edition.
John (Rawson) Viscount Clontarff was created a Viscount on 20th June 1541, the seal is therefore thought to date between 1541 and 1547, he had no heirs to inherit the title.
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