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The Arms are those of Dunn Gardner impaling Pigott, for John Dunn Gardner and his second wife Ada Pigott, daughter of William Pigott of Dullingham Manor, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire (granddaughter of Sir George Pigott, 1st Baronet of Knapton, Queen's County.
John Dunn Gardner was a noted bibliophile and occasional commentator on political and economic matters. He was conservative MP for Bodmin and was JP, Deputy Lieutenant and then High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.
More significantly, he was connected with one of the most celebrated aristocratic scandals of the 19th century. His mother was Sarah Dunn Gardner ( 1786-1858 ), daughter of William Dunn Garnder. Sarah Dunn Gardner married George Towshend , later 3rd Marquess of Townshend in 1807, but left him after only a year and petitioned for annulment on grounds of non-consumation. She then eloped with a brewer, John Margetts, to whom she contracted a bigamous marriage in Gretna Green - as her first marriage was never dissolved !!
Length: 14.75 inches
Width: 10.45 inches
Weight: 77oz the pair
Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd
12 The Old Power Station
121 Mortlake High Street