Marking 1:-- on Front Base
Ancestral Home of GEORGE WASHINGTON
Sometimes not marked on front base
Seen both ways in Pictures " F1 " & " F2 "
Marking 2: -- In the Middle of the Back:
the English home of the Washingtons
built by Laurence Washington
who bought the estate
from Henry VIII in 1539 AD.
Purchased in 1914 AD by the
Peace Centenary Committee
It was restored and opened as a
memorial and museum
on Jume 21, 1921 AD
by Col. George Harvey
Marking 3: -- on Left Side of Back
BY A.M. GREENBLATT
Sulgrave Manor is located in Northamptonshire, England
This property can be dated back to the time
of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1066.
In 1539, during the reign of Henry VIII,
England sold three manors: one of those was Sulgrave.
The buyer was Laurence Washington.
Laurence Washington was a wool merchant
who had been the Mayor of Northampton in 1532.
Laurence Washington built the Sulgrave Manor house
between 1540 and 1560.
See View P to see what the manor looked like in 1910.
In 1656, John Washington, a descendant of Lauerence Washington,
emigrated to the Colony of Virginia. John Washinton was the
great-grandfather of George Washington (1732-1799).
The descendants sold Sulgrave Manor in 1659.
In 1914, Sulgrave Manor was dedicated as a peace memorial between
Great Britain & the United States for 100 years of non-conflict
between the two countries.
Caution : -- There are Sulgrave Manor Bookends
Made by Hubley Design # 261 --- 5 1/4" x 4"
Made by National Foundry Design # 24 --Marked 24 --- 5-1/2" x 5-1/16"