Thomas Prestwich 1604-1674

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Sir Thomas PRESTWICH, 1st bart 1604-1674

Armorial stamp of Sir Thomas Prestwich (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Of Hulme Hall, Lancashire. Heavy financial penalties imposed for supporting the royalist cause during the Civil War left him impoverished, and he sold Hulme Hall to Sir Edward Mosley in 1660. The baronetcy became extinct after the death of his son (also Thomas) in 1676.


Three books with his armorial stamp are identified in the Armorials Database; the extent and disposition of his library is not known. Examples: All Souls, Oxford SR 63.a.3, National Art Library CLE T6.

Characteristic Markings

The books in the Armorials Database note the initials T P are stamped at the sides of the crest stamp.