Ch The Shah' mysterious granddam - De La Rue’ Nell & Walter W Winans
The extended Ormonde pedigree mentions a De la Mue’ Nell (ch Turk ex Duchess, the latter out of Webbs Trust’ Countess sired by Lukey’ Harold, a dam/son breeding to Lukey’ foundation sire Governor). There’s no rope to tie on ‘De la Mue’ , so perhaps it here goes about a devil’print and should be read as ‘De la Rue’ Nell . Now , in those days the name De la Rue was quite rare in Britain but ‘Thomas De la Rue & Co’ was famous in/around London as a business specialised in printing playing cards secured by a Royal Warrant , postage stamps & even banknotes !
Thomas De la Rue’ daughter Mary Anne b 1828 married the American William Louis Winans of Ferry Bar Estate – Maryland , a man engaged in large construction works a/o in St Petersburg . Their son Walter W Winans b ‘52 was an American marksman , horse breeder, sculptor & painter who participated in the 1908 & ‘12 Summer Olympics . He won two medals for shooting and a gold medal for his sculpture An American Trotter at Stockholm .
In addition , Winans wrote ten books . Walter lived in St. Petersburg until the age of 18 (1870) , taking the oath of allegiance at the US Embassy before leaving for Kent (ed note - Surrenden Park , Pluckley - Kent) to take up residence .’ Walter W Winans claimed his ancestors were Dutchmen—kinsmen of painter Jan Wynants (see some works her below) and of Goswinus de Wynants , Count of Falkenborch - presently called Valkenburg - and the chancellor of Brabant early in the eighteenth century .
The KC Stud book entry of Rev B O Jones’ Grace 5327 mentions – ‘breeder unknown’ but perhaps someone of this De la Rue family - Thomas had five sons - has owned this Mastiff Nell and bred from her the only litter sired by Lukey’ Baron producing Grace 5327 & Ino , the latter dam to that famous ch The Shah (see insert here above at right , 'reputed' as to be ch Crown Prince' double grandsire) ) owned by Charles Thomas Harris, partner of wholesale Tea Dealers ‘Nicholson , Harris, Coalbank & Co’ . His city address 15 Fenchurch Street – London , only hundred yards away from the Commercial Sale Rooms (10-11 Mincing-lane) of sugar broker Edwin Williams , husband of Thomas De la Rue’ other daughter Elizabeth b ’28 and perhaps former owner of Rev B O Jones’ Grace as the KCSB mentions a ‘Mr Williams’ ‘as her ‘late owner’ .
The way Rev B O Jones of Wales purchased Grace from Mr Williams (of London ?) is unknown but for the record - Owen Jones 1809-’74 (see insert last pic) , son of a Welsh antiquary of the same name , was an architect & designer whose most widely-consumed printing output came through his long-standing relationship with the De La Rue firm . Grace’ owner Reverend Bulkeley Owen Jones was born ca 1825 as the son of Hugh Davies Jones b 1793 of Beaumaris Anglesey Wales - a Doctor of Divinity & Rector of Beaumaris ; residence Pencraig , Llangefni , his mother was Anna Owen of Beaumaris, daughter of Owen Owen , a surgeon . Bulkeley was educated at Rugby & Brasenose College Oxford , graduated with a Master of Arts . He was Vicar at Ruthin residing in The Cloisters next to St Peter’ Church . He married Fanny Coker , daughter of Thomas Lewis Coker of Bicester House & Charlotte Aubrey in 1849 . He died in 1914 at Conway – Wales.
Bulkeley Owen Jones stood model for ‘Slogger Williams’ in Tom Brown’ schooldays , a story by Thomas Hughes who describes life at Rugby school under headmaster Dr Thomas Arnold . Note – Rev B O Jones bred also Deerhounds in the 1880s .
Rev B O Jones bred from Grace (mated to Green’ ch Monarch) ch Beaufoy’ Nero & WK Taunton ch Gwendolen . And it’s only fair to mention WK Taunton built up his brood line from Grace’ daughter Gwendolen via f1 Cleopatra – f2 Brentwood ; via f1 Phoebe – f2 Lady Doughty & ch Griselda ; via f1 Columbine - f2 Empress of Tring - f3 Carsharlton Bella - f4 Richmond Nell & Carshalton Hilda .
In the 1860s the Mastiff breeder THV Lukey resided at Locksbottom – Orpington , some eighteen mls SW of Bunhill Row - London City where the firm of Thomas De la Rue & Co was located and , for notion , De la Rue’ Nell was the last 'shackle' to THV Lukey , that GOM (Great Old Master) of Mastiff breeding .