Mark Anesley ca.1702-1749
Mark ANESLEY or ANNESLEY or AINSLEY ca.1702-1749
Son of William Anesley of Gallow Hill, Northumberland. Matriculated at Christ's College, Cambridge 1720, but did not graduate. He was later a JP for Northumberland but his finances were not well managed, and his estates were sold after his death.
Anesley used an engraved armorial bookplate in the Trophy style (Franks 546); Anesley had no known military connections, but Latcham suggests he may have had some militia attachment. Unusually, the plate has a space at the base for a price of the book to be inserted (the same design was used for the plate of another north-eastern owner, Thomas Middleton). The extent and disposition of Anesley's library is not known.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
- Latcham, P., Bookplates in the Trophy style, London, 2006, p.30.
- Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.