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Armstrong, Baron (UK, 1887 - 1900)
Creation: let.pat. 6 Jul 1887
Extinct: 27 Dec 1900
Family name: Armstrong
Gules a Tilting spear in fess Or headed Argent between two Dexter Arms embowed in Armour fesswise proper Hands of the last
A Dexter Arm embowed in Armour holding a Sledge Hammer encircled at the elbow by a Wreath of Oak all proper
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
Fortis in armis
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
26 Nov 1810
1 May 1835 Margaret Ramshaw (b. c. 1807; dsp. 31 Aug 1893), dau. of William Ramshaw, of Bishop Auckland, co. Durham
s.p. 27 Dec 1900
6 Jul 1887 Baron Armstrong, of Cragside in the County of Northumberland
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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