Ann Barnardiston 1624-1701

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Ann BARNARDISTON 1624-1701

Bookplate of Ann Barnardiston (BM Franks Collection *120)

Biographical Note

Daughter of Sir William Armine of Osgodby, Lincolnshire. Member of a prominent Suffolk family, the Barnardistons, by marriage to Sir Thomas Barnardiston, 3rd baronet. Other members of the family included Sir Samuel Barnardiston, 1st baronet, (1620-1707) and Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, 4th baronet, (d.1712). Members of the family were variously merchants, MPs, and establishers of baronetcies.

Characteristic Markings

Each of these Barnardistons had engraved armorial bookplates, variously dated between 1699 and 1704.


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  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903. 1525/*120/*156/*161-2/*368.
  • Lee, Sidney, and Sean Kelsey. "Barnardiston, Sir Thomas, first baronet (c. 1618–1669), politician." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.