Bookplate of Charles Vere Dashwood

Bookplate of Charles Vere Dashwood Esq


There is a memorial to him in the Church of St John the Baptist at Stanford on Soar, near Loughborough.  The inscription reads:

Sacred to the memory of Charles Vere Dashwood Esq who departed this life June the 15th 1821.  And of Diana his wife, who died at Clifton, December the 15th 1812.  May their names be remembered with respect, their virtues with emulation.  In the same vault are deposited the remains of Charles Armand, their eldest son.  Also of his first wife Harriet, daughter of Sir William Middleton Bart.  And those of Phillips, second son of the above Charles Vere Dashwood Esq and Diana his wife.

There are in the same church inscriptions to many other members of the Dashwood family including Rev Samuel Vere Dashwood (1804?-1876) and his son Charles Vere Dashwood (1833-1891).

This bookplate was found inside the front cover of 'A Demonstration of the Existence and Attributes of God, Drawn from the Knowledge of Nature . . . ' By Fenelon, London, 1720.  In addition to the bookplate of Charles Vere Dashwood there is also a later bookplate of Richard Dashwood Esq which has the bottom sliced off.  Richard's bookplate is stuck to a page (not the front cover) and so was probably added later.  Richard was presumably a son or grandson of Charles. 

Also found in 'The Guardian', London, J. Tonson, 1714, 2 volumes.

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