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Bankes

The Bankeses were an important aristocratic family in Dorset, England for over 400 years. They owned large portions of land throughout Dorset and made significant contributions to the political history and development of the country.

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Mary Bankes
... Lady Mary Bankes née Hawtry (c ... She was married to Sir John Bankes, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and Attorney-General of King Charles I ...
Philae Obelisk
... obelisks found at Philae in Upper Egypt in 1815 and soon afterwards acquired by William John Bankes ... By comparing the two texts, although they were not translations of one another, Bankes believed that he recognised the names Ptolemy and Cleopatra in ... During the 1820s Bankes acquired the obelisk found at Philae and had it transported to his estate at Kingston Lacy in Dorset, England ...
Ralph Bankes
... Sir Ralph Bankes (1631–1677) was a courtier of the restored Charles II and a knighted member of the Privy Chamber ... He is most notable for being the builder of Kingston Lacy, the restored seat of the Bankes family ... Bankes was born at Corfe Castle, Dorset, the second son and one of nine children of Sir John Bankes ...
William John Bankes - Education, Adventures and Friends
... William Bankes became interested with exploration and discovery and had an evident passion for ancient Egypt and fine art ... He published his Travels in the East Bankes was an educated and affluent man, though at times somewhat mischievous and boisterous. 1823) and Henry Bankes, MP, of Kingston Lacy and Corfe Castle in Dorset ...
Bankes - Heraldry
... The coat of arms and sign of the East Dorset and Wimborne Council is composed of a crown from which a lion emerges, adjoined to two fleurs-de-lys of gold ... They are from the arms of the Bankes family ...