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The armorial bearings of Baron de Sévelinge, a nobleman under King Henry Christophe of Haiti (ruled 1811-20).

This is just one of the many remarkable coats of arms in the Armorial Général du Royaume d'Hayti, which will be published by the College of Arms next year in full colour, with historical and heraldic introductions and notes: see below for details.

Welcome to the first edition of the College of Arms Newsletter. This has been created to keep interested members of the public up-to-date with the activities of the College of Arms and its officers, including matters of genealogical and heraldic significance such as recent grants of arms and recently recorded pedigrees.

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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.

The College of Arms Newsletter is produced every three months and sent automatically and free to those who subscribe. Other benefits for those who submit their names in this way include advance notice of College of Arms events, relevant publications, and media appearances.

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