Conyngham–Heard–Phillipps Pedigrees: the White Lion Society has most generously given to the College of Arms three substantial manuscript volumes dating from the early seventeenth century, which contain over 3,000 pedigrees, together with an alphabet of Arms. They include annotations and augmentations by Sir Isaac Heard, Garter King of Arms, who acquired them in 1781, and by Sir Thomas Phillipps, who owned them by about 1824.

Above, Conyngham-Heard-Phillipps Ms vol 1, pp. 284-5: pedigree of Brandon, in three hands or more.

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

 portrait of Peter Le Neve (1661-1729)Peter Le Neve: illustrated left is a portrait of Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), successively Rouge Croix Pursuivant, Richmond Herald and Norroy King of Arms, which is currently on loan from the College of Arms to the exhibition Making History: Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007 at the Royal Academy of Arts. The exhibition, which has been curated jointly by the Royal Academy and the Society of Antiquaries of London, explores the work and achievements of that society since its foundation in the early eighteenth century. Le Neve, a noted antiquary and collector of manuscripts, was the first Chairman of the society when it was founded in 1707 and its first President in 1717. The exhibition runs from 15 September to 2 December 2007.
The portrait, which has been attributed to George Vertue, shows Peter Le Neve in his tabard of the Royal Arms of Queen Anne, wearing a collar of SS. His own coat of arms is shown in the upper left of the canvas: Argent on a Cross Sable five Fleurs de Lys, in the canton a Crescent for difference, impaled by the Arms of office of Norroy King of Arms.

Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 30/1/2007. The Patent was presented to the Faculty by Norroy and Ulster King of Arms on 20 April 2007.

The Arms are blazoned Gules a Pall reversed Ermine between three Swords points upwards Argent hilts pommels quillons and each entwined by a Serpent Or. The Crest is On a Wreath Argent and Gules Issuing from a Circlet of alternate Fleurs de lys and Pomegranates a Serpent torqued erect Or holding in the mouth a Pair of Scales Or the dishes Argent. The Badge (not shown) is A Wheel Or surmounted by three Swords in pall reversed points outwards Argent hilts pommels quillons and each entwined by a Serpent Or.

College reference: Grants 172/139.

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

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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