Manuscript Document Signed, "Ralph Bigland Garter", Principal King of Arms, with his seal affixed, conferring the title of Baronet on Sir James Hawkins-Whitshed, July 16, 1834, parchment, 61 x 48.5 cm (sight), large hand-colored coat of arms in upper left corner and smaller hand-colored shields and seal at top, light soiling, matted and framed.
2 related manuscript documents, appromximately 55 x 77 cm, parchment, some soiling and edgewear, rolled.
Wax privy seal of King William IV, 15 cm diameter, housed in metal canister.
Sir James Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849) served as an officer in the Royal Navy in the American, French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
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