Edward I Aldridge
(Unknown - London 1757)
A pair of George II silver Dishes, London 1745
Diameters: 29 inches and 17 inches
Weight (gross): 165 oz 10 dwt
Each shaped circular, with gadrooned rim and leaves at intervals, the border finely engraved with a coat-of-arms within a rococo cartouche, also marked No. 1 95:19 and No. 2 wt. 71 oz. = 14.
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The arms are those of Major impaling Dale for Sir John Major of Worlingworth Hall, Suffolk (1698-1781) and his wife Elizabeth (d. 1780), only daughter of Daniel Dale of Bridlington, who he married in 1723. In 1741, Sir John became an Elder Brother of Trinity House of Deptford Strand, a guild of mariners whose responsibilities included licensing ship pilots and constructing lighthouses in England and Wales. Sir John was created baronet in 1765, having also served as Sheriff of Suffolk in 1754 and M.P. from Scarborough from 1761. Upon his death, the title passed to his son-in-law John Henniker (1724-1803), who was created Baron Henniker in 1800.
Sir John Major, 1st baronet, of Worlingworth Hall, Suffolk (1698-1781) and then by descent to his son-in-law
John, 1st Baron Henniker (1724-1803) and then by descent to
Charles, 6th Baron Henniker (1872-1956)
A Nobleman [Lord Henniker], sold Christie's, London, 30 March 1911, lots 113 and 114
Christie's, London, 15 June 2004, lots 78 and 79
With Alastair Dickenson, London