The Arms and Crest of The Essex Society for Archaeological and History

Granted: 15 June 2009
Published: 15 June 2009

Arms and Crest of The Essex Society for Archaeological and History
Arms and Crest of The Essex Society for Archaeological and History
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Arms: Gules three Seaxes points upwards Argent hilts pommels and quillons Or each enfiling a Saxon Crown also Or.

Crest (upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Gules): A demi Griffin Gules grasping in the dexter foreclaws a Seax Argent hilt pommel and quillons Or and resting the sinister foreclaws on a Roman Helmet also Or.

This society was founded as The Essex Archaeological Society in 1852, changing its name in 1980. These Arms and Crest wwere granted by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms, dated 15 June 2009. The Letters Patent were presented by Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms on 13 May 2010 at Ingatestone Hall, Essex, to Lord Petre, the Lord Lieutenant and Patron of the Society, in the presence of other members of the Society: see a note here.  College reference: Grants 174/214.

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By decision of the College of Arms all proceeds arising from the sale of The Armorial of Haiti will be donated to the international effort for the relief of Haiti
after the calamitous earthquake of 12 January 2010.

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