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Armstrong, Baron (UK, 1887 - 1900)

 

Creation: let.pat. 6 Jul 1887

 

Extinct: 27 Dec 1900

 

Family name: Armstrong

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Arms:

Gules a Tilting spear in fess Or headed Argent between two Dexter Arms embowed in Armour fesswise proper Hands of the last

Crest:

A Dexter Arm embowed in Armour holding a Sledge Hammer encircled at the elbow by a Wreath of Oak all proper

Supporters:

On either side a Smith shirt sleeves rolled up, leather apron, and dark blue breeches, dark grey stockings, holding over the shoulder in the exterior hand a Sledge Hammer all proper

Motto:

 Fortis in armis

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William George [Armstrong], 1st Baron Armstrong, CB

only son of Alderman William Armstrong, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by his wife Anne Potter, dau. of William Potter, of Walbottle Hall, co. Northumberland

born

26 Nov 1810

mar.

1 May 1835 Margaret Ramshaw (b. c. 1807; dsp. 31 Aug 1893), dau. of William Ramshaw, of Bishop Auckland, co. Durham

died

s.p. 27 Dec 1900

created

6 Jul 1887 Baron Armstrong, of Cragside in the County of Northumberland

note

practiced as a solicitor before becoming an engineer in 1844; inventor of the hydraulic crane and the Armstrong guns ; FRS 1846; Engineer of Rifled Ordnance to the War Department 1858-63; knighted 1859; CB 1859; President: British Association 1863, Institute of Civil Engineers 1882, and Institution of Mechanical Engineers three times; Founder and Chairman, Elswick Works; Sheriff of Northumberland 1883

 

On the death of the 1st Baron Armstrong the Barony of Armstrong became extinct; the considerable fortune of Baron Armstrong passed to his great-nephew, William Henry Armstrong Fitzpatrick Watson-Armstrong, who in 1903 was created Baron Armstrong, of Bamburgh and Cragside in the County of Northumberland.

 

 First written 11 Jul 2006

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