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August 2004 Newsletter (No. 2)

flag of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross FoundationThe new flag of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation

Vert amid Shamrock proper a Harp Or stringed Argent all within an Oval Strap also Vert buckled fimbriated and garnished Or lettered in Gold ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY GEORGE CROSS FOUNDATION and ensigned by a representation of Our Royal Crown proper and in canton a representation of the George Cross Argent

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Welcome to the second edition of the College of Arms Newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is 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. It is produced every three months and sent automatically to those who subscribe by entering their name and e-mail address in our mailing list. Other benefits for those who submit their names in this way include advance notice of College of Arms events, relevant publications, and media appearances. If you wish to remove your name from this list, to send the newsletter on to a friend, or send a genealogical or heraldic enquiry to the College, please make use of the links listed at the top of this page.

News

The new Roll of the Peerage. The House of Lords Act 1999 removed the automatic right of hereditary peers of England, Scotland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom to receive a summons to sit in Parliament, and led to the discontinuation of the Roll of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, formerly maintained by the Clerk of the Parliaments. This meant that there was no official register in which those inheriting hereditary peerages could seek inclusion as evidence of their status or rank. The matter has now been partly resolved by a Royal Warrant dated 1 June 2004, published in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes on 11 June, and due to be recorded at the College of Arms. This institutes a Roll of the Peerage, to be presided over by the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs in consultation with Garter Principal King of Arms and Lord Lyon King of Arms. The new Roll (which will be maintained by a Registrar and two Joint Assistant Registrars) will have slightly broader scope than the old parliamentary roll, in that it will record peers of Ireland as well as those of England, Scotland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Life Peers may also be enrolled. The warrant also states that any peer not entered on the Roll will not be entitled to any precedence attaching to his peerage, and shall not be addressed or referred to by the title of his peerage in any official context. The new Roll is thus rather more significant than the old parliamentary one, which included only those peers sitting in Parliament; a peer might have decided not to seek a summons without necessarily wishing to abjure his peerage. Application to be entered on the Roll, and questions regarding its operation, should be directed to the Joint Assistant Registrar, The Roll of the Peerage, The Department for Constitutional Affairs (Constitutional Policy Division), Selborne House, 54 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QW.

The Marriage of England and Spain: 29 June to 30 September 2004. This major exhibition at Winchester Cathedral marks the 450th anniversary of the marriage of Mary I to Philip, King of Naples and Jerusalem, and later King of Spain, which took place in the cathedral on 25 July 1554. The College of Arms has lent several items, which join important artefacts from the British Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Prado, the National Archives and other collections at home and abroad. For fuller details, visit www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk.

The Arms of the Speaker of the House of Commons. On 8 October 2003, Lord Lyon King of Arms (chief heraldic officer of the Crown in Scotland) granted arms to the Right Honourable Michael Martin, M.P. for Glasgow Springburn and Speaker of the House of Commons. As was reported in the national press on 23 July this year, these arms have recently been set up in the Speaker's House in the Palace of Westminster. In April, as is necessary before Scottish arms can be used in England, the grant was entered into the records of the College of Arms, with the reference Scotland 5 / 88. The design of the arms was of course entirely the work of Lyon Court.

Recently recorded Royal Warrants

Flag of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation. Under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000, the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation was established to mark the sacrifices made by members of the RUC. Its name commemorates the award of the George Cross to the Constabulary made in 1999. By Royal warrant dated 20 May 2004 Her Majesty the Queen granted and assigned the Foundation a flag. For an illustration, see above. The warrant is recorded in the College of Arms with the reference I.85 / 169.

Courtesy titles of adopted children. A Royal warrant dated 30 April 2004 directs that such styles and courtesy titles as are proper to the younger children of peers of the realm will in future be accorded to children adopted by peers within the meaning of the Adoption Act 1976 and the Adoption and Children Act 2002, notwithstanding that no right to any dignity or title of honour is thereby conferred upon them. This means, for instance, that the adopted sons of an Earl will be accorded the prefix designation of 'Honourable' and the adopted daughters of an Earl that of 'Lady', used in front of their Christian names. The warrant is recorded in the College of Arms with the reference I.85 / 170.

Honours

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Medal for Heraldry. On 14 June 2004 it was announced that the newly instituted Medal for Heraldry of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society was to be awarded to Peter Gwynn-Jones, CVO, Garter Principal King of Arms. "In selecting Mr. Gwynn-Jones to be its first recipient, the G&B Committee on Heraldry celebrates not only his considerable achievements as an officer of arms for over 30 years but also the renaissance of heraldry in England," said Henry C.B. Lindh, president of the society. The award is to be made at a dinner in New York on 4 October this year.

Recent Grants of Arms

A very small selection of those recently receiving grants or exemplifications from the English Kings of Arms:

ALEXANDER Clive Sydney. Arms, crest and badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 20/4/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 290.

BIRMINGHAM AND MIDLAND INSTITUTE. Arms and crest. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy & Ulster Kings of Arms, 30/3/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 274.

COLLEGE OF CLINICAL PERFUSION SCIENTISTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. Arms, crest and badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy & Ulster Kings of Arms, 27/2/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 252.

DORANTT Tomasz Jan. Arms and crest, and arms in memory of his mother Czeslawa Dorantt (daughter of Wladyslaw Lysakowski) and for her descendants. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy & Ulster Kings of Arms, 15/3/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 261.

GOVAN Sir Lawrence Herbert, of Christchurch in New Zealand, Kt. Arms and crest. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy & Ulster Kings of Arms, 26/4/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 284.

KINGSTON-UPON-HULL, City of. Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy & Ulster Kings of Arms, 11/2/2004. College reference: Standards 5/82.

This badge is blazoned Three Ancient Crowns in pale Or. For sight of it in use visit the Kingston upon Hull city website at www.hullcc.gov.uk/news/index.php.

HAMPTON Sir Leslie Geoffrey, Kt. Arms, crest and badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 14/5/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 307.

HODSON Beverley Cliffe, OBE. Arms and badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 5/3/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 244.

LACEY Anthony John. Arms, crest and badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 8/3/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 257.

MAHATHERA Ajahn Khemadhammo, OBE. Arms and crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 17/5/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 314.

MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE. Arms and badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy & Ulster Kings of Arms, 10/3/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 259.

MARTIN Sir George Henry, Kt, CBE. Arms, crest and badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 15/3/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 286. See the College website for an illustration and blazon of this coat of arms.

PATNICK Sir Cyril Irvine, Kt, OBE. Arms and crest. Garter and Norroy & Ulster Kings of Arms, 22/3/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 266.

ROWE Rear Admiral Sir Patrick Barton, KCVO, CBE. Arms and crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 14/4/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 294.

STRONG Sir Roy Colin, Kt. Arms and crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 26/4/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 292.

URCH Oliver Joseph. Arms and crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms, 12/3/2004. College reference: Grants 169 / 278.

Lectures

Tudor Enigmas: 26 May 2004. Peter Gwynn-Jones, C.V.O., Garter Principal King of Arms, gave a lecture with this title to the Heraldry Society at the Society of Antiquaries in Burlington House, Piccadilly. The lecture covered such topics as the disputes between the sixteenth-century kings of arms, the granting of crests to women in the Tudor period and the question of the species of bird represented in the arms of the College of Arms itself.

Heraldry and the Mediaeval Coinage: 3 July 2004. Clive Cheesman (Rouge Dragon Pursuivant) spoke on this topic at the British Numismatic Society summer meeting in Canterbury. His paper dealt with the significance of the newly discovered 'lion' pennies of the twelfth-century Earls of Gloucester for understanding the origins of noble and royal heraldry in England.

Recently Recorded Pedigrees

BATESON of Liverpool and Lacour de Visa in France. A five-generation pedigree from 1935 to the present day showing descendants of the names of TREBLE and WALKER, cross-referenced back to Knights 1/67. College reference: Surrey 31/179.

BERESFORD of Hafod Neddyn, co Carmarthen, Wear Gifford Hall, co Devon, Weston-super-Mare, co Somerset, the London borough of Harrow, and South Bowood, co Dorset. An eight-generation pedigree from 1774 to the present day, cross-referenced back to Norfolk 24/82. College reference: Norfolk 50/245.

CARR of Combe Martin and Parracombe, co Devon, of Portishead co Somerset, and of Binda and Chatsbury, New South Wales. A six-generation pedigree from 1756 to the present day, cross-referenced to Norfolk 49/5 and Grants 127/135. College reference: Norfolk 51/9.

DIBBLEE of New York city and of Santa Barbara and Rancho San Julian, California. A four-generation pedigree from 1823 to the present day with connections to WILSON of Clermont, New York state, and DONOHOE of Atherton, San Francisco and Gilroy, California. College reference: Surrey 31/174.

KENDALL of Pelyn and St Winnow, co Cornwall, Budleigh Salterton, co Devon, Over Darwen, co Lancaster. Beckenham and Benenden, co Kent, Shaftesbury, co Dorset, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. A twelve-generation pedigree in the male line to the present day with a three-generation descent from John TREFFRY of Fowey, co Cornwall, who died in 1590. College reference: Norfolk 50/246.

LUDLOW of Shrewsbury, Stokesay, Hodnet and Morehouse, co Salop. Pedigree of ten generations starting from Nicholas de Ludlow, wool merchant and burgess of Shrewsbury in 1265, cross-referenced to G15/61, G15/203 and D10/42. College reference: Norfolk 50/224.

MÜLLER (otherwise MULLER) of East Dulwich and Balham, co London, Potton End and Berkhamsted, co Hertfordshire, and the London Borough of Waltham Forest, formerly of Colombier in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel. A pedigree of four generations from 1872 to the present day. College reference: Surrey 31/172.

REGAN (otherwise REGGONS) of Surry and New Kent counties, Virginia, and Bertie Precinct, North Carolina. A pedigree of four generations from 1686 to 1727, with a cross-reference to Norfolk 50/125. College reference: Surrey 31/170.

SHAW of Colne, co Lancaster, and Rothwell, co York. A pedigree of eight generations from Henry Shaw who was living 17 May 1498 and died before 20 January 1506/7, down to the children of Henry Shaw of Langroyd in the parish of Colne, who were born from 1660 to 1685. College reference: Norfolk 51/14.

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