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General George Michell (c.1760-1848)

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I found George Michell's bookplates in three small leather bound books of a military nature, small enough perhaps to be carried around with him. They were probably left to my forbears as he had a close relationship with his cousin Louisa Michell(c.1766-1848), mother of Henry Philip Powys (1791-1859). He certainly witnessed a few Powys deeds and was said to assist with the financing of Henry Philip's son Philip Lybbe.

The arms are per chevron gules and sable, a chevron argent between three swans of the third, a crescent for difference. The difference is because he was descended from a cadet branch.

The bookplate must date from the mid 1830s when he was first made a general.

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