We previously followed the history of the Lawley family. From Samuel, Head Huntsman for the 2nd Lord Vernon, to his Grandson, Henry Lawley.

 

To finish the story, Colin has since found an image of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, along with a rifle. The buttplate of this classic percussion double barrel shotgun is inscribed “This gun belonged to his Royal Highness the Prince Consort and was given to Henry Lawley by Queen Victoria12 June 1862.”

 

Research gathered by volunteer Colin Grave.

Images: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2021