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September 2010 Newsletter No. 26

Arms, Crest and Motto of Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones, KCVO
Arms, Crest and Motto of Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones, KCVO © College of Arms

Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones, KCVO, 1940-2010: The College of Arms reports with great sadness the death on 21 August 2010 of the late Garter Kings of Arms, who retired on 31 March this year, after a short illness.

Illustrated left are the Arms, Crest and Motto of Sir Peter, which were granted by Letters Patent dated 28 May 1971. They are blazoned:

Arms: Argent gutty de sang a Fret engrailed and molined at the mascle points Sable.

Crest: On a Wreath Argent and Gules A Coati sejant Sable collared and lined Or.
College reference: Grants 134/70.

Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

Recent Grants of Arms

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

ANGUS, Deborah Anne, of St Ives, State of New South Wales, Australia. Arms. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 9/12/2009. College reference: Grants 174/316.

ATKINSON, David Mark, of the City of Tokyo, Japan. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 16/3/2010. College reference: Grants 174/348.

BAILHACHE, Sir Philip Martin, of the Island of Jersey, Knight. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 14/12/2009. College reference: Grants 174/283.

BALLARD, Paul Jonathan, of Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 5/3/2010. College reference: Grants 174/328.

CARR, James Ronald, of Warwick on Eden, Cumbria, DL. Arms and Crest. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 8/12/2009. College reference: Grants 174/344.

DAVES, Joel Thomas, of the City of Mobile, State of Alabama, USA. Honorary Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms.15/2/2010. College reference: Grants 174/321.

DENNIS, Ronald, of West Byfleet, Surrey, CBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 25/2/2010. College reference: Grants 174/340.

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL: Arms, Crest, Badge and Supporters. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 16/12/2009. College reference: 174/297. See a discussion here.

EMMETT, Arthur Robert, of Sydney, State of New South Wales, Australia. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 8/10/2009. College reference: 174/227.

KULUKUNDIS, John Christopher Alexander, of the City of Westminster, eldest son of Minos Christopher Kulukundis, and grandson of John Elias George Kulukundis, both deceased. Arms, Crest and Badge. The limitations of the grant were extended to include the other descendants of his late grandfather. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 29/12/2009. College reference: Grants 174/293.

Armorial Bearings granted to Sir Terence David John PRATCHETTIllustrated left are the Armorial Bearings granted to Sir Terence David John PRATCHETT of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Knight, OBE by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 28 April 2010.

The Arms are blazoned: Sable an ankh between four Roundels in saltire each issuing Argent.

The Crest is Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Sable On Water Barry wavy Sable Argent and Sable an Owl affronty wings displayed and inverted Or supporting thereby two closed Books erect Gules.

College reference: Grants 175/35.

RUIA, Anil Kumar, of Didsbury, Greater Manchester, OBE, JP, DL. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 29/12/2009. College reference: Grants 174/291.

STEVENSON, Catherine Dyer, of the City of Houston, State of Texas, USA. Honorary Arms and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 25/1/2010. College reference: Grants 174/302.

SUGAR, Alan Michael (Sugar), Baron, of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney. Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 15/3/2010. College reference: Grants 174/336.

SULLIVAN, Linda Elizabeth, of Guildford, Surrey, QC. Arms. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 5/3/2010. College reference: Grants 174/330.

WHEELER, Sir Roger Neil, of Monkton Deverill, Wiltshire, GCB, CBE. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 7/12/2009. College reference: Grants 174/307.


WOOLF, Catherine Fiona, of the City of Westminster, CBE. Arms. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 18/1/2010. College reference: Grants 174/295.

Appointments

Patric Dickinson, LVOClarenceux King of Arms: by Letters Patent dated 1 September 2010, under the Great Seal, Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to appoint Patric Dickinson, LVO (left), formerly Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, as Clarenceux King of Arms, with effect from 31 August 2010. The appointment is gazetted here. This in the place of Hubert Chesshyre, CVO (right), who retired from the College of Arms on that day.

Hubert Chesshyre worked at the College from 1967, at first as an assistant. He was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant in 1970, being promoted to Chester Herald in 1978. He was appointed Norroy and Ulster King of Arms in 1995, and promoted to Clarenceux in 1997. Hubert Chesshyre also served as Registrar of the College of Arms from 1992 to 2000, and as Secretary of the Order of the Garter from 1988 to 2003.

Norroy and Ulster King of Arms: by Letters Patent dated 20 September 2010, under the Great Seal, Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to appoint Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld (previously York Herald) as Norroy & Ulster King of Arms, in the place of Patric Dickinson (now Clarenceux).

Wales Herald Extraordinary: Thomas Owen Saunders Lloyd, OBE, DL, was on 2 August 2010 appointed to this position by Her Majesty The Queen, in the place of Michael Powell Siddons. The appointment is gazetted here. Thomas Lloyd, an expert in Welsh heritage, is a former Chairman of the Historic Buildings Council for Wales, and likewise of the Cambrian Archaeological Association and the Pembrokeshire Historical Society.

As Wales Herald Extraordinary, Thomas Lloyd replaces Dr Michael Siddons who has retired after fifteen years' distinguished service. Michael Siddons is a widely acknowledged leader in the fields of Welsh heraldry and genealogy, whose many writings on both subjects have served to open them up to a wide scholarly audience. His principal work, The Development of Welsh Heraldry has become an essential work of reference for anyone venturing into the field of Welsh armory. His heraldic expertise spreads far beyond Wales: his most recent works are Heraldic Badges in England and Wales and The Heraldry of Foreigners in England 1400-1700. A fluent Welsh speaker (and able in many other languages), Dr Siddons has played a central role in the development, on ancient principles, of a modern Welsh terminology for heraldry and related topics.

Appearances

Television appearances: Peter O'Donoghue, Bluemantle Pursuivant, appeared briefly in 'The Making of King Arthur', a BBC4 documentary presented by Simon Armitage, CBE, tracing the evolution of the Arthurian legend. He also appeared in a recent episode of the BBC1 programme 'Who Do You Think You Are?', which traced the ancestry of comedian Alexander Armstrong. A summary of the episode can be seen here.

Recently Recorded Pedigrees

GAUVAIN: a pedigree of five generations descends to the present day from William Gauvain of the parish of St Anne's, Island of Alderney (died 1910); he married Catherine Marguerite daughter of Pierre Barbenson le Ber. College reference: Surrey 32/23.

HOUGHAM: a pedigree of five generations has been placed on record, which is headed by Michael Hougham alias Huffam, of Wedington in Ash and of Beaksborne both Kent, whose will was proved in 1644. The entry descends to the children of Jarvis Hougham (baptized 1707), and of his wife Eleanor (formerly Burges). Cross-referenced to C16/106. College reference: Surrey 32.29.

IMAGE: a pedigree of six generations is headed by Thomas Image, Rector and Patron of Whepstead, Suffolk (died 1856), who married Frances daughter of John Freeman. College reference: Surrey 32/25.

MELLOR: a descent of four generations to the present day from Wilfrid Paget Mellor of St George's Square, Westminster, Middlesex (born 1865). Cross-referenced to Surrey 7/160. College reference: Surrey 32/26.

MORGAN: a pedigree has been recorded which sets out a three-generation descent from John MacGregor Morgan of Salisbury, Wiltshire (born 1905) and Marjorie Hariette Emma his wife, daughter of John William Brooks of Ramsgate, Kent. College reference: Surrey 32/31.

Elsewhere in the Records

Thornaby Town Council: a petition states that Arms and Crest were granted by the Kings of Arms to the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Incorporated Borough of Thornaby-on-Tees by Letters Patent dated 23/1/1893. The borough ceased to exist in 1968; but a new parish and parish council were then created in 1995, which then resolved to have the status of a Town. Her Majesty The Queen was pleased to grant her Royal Licence dated 23 March 2010 to the new Thornaby Town Council, permitting them to bear the Arms and Crest previously granted. College reference: I.85/246. This transfer was exemplified by certificate of the Kings of Arms dated 2 June 2010. College reference: Grants 175/71.

1565 visitation entrySalisbury City Council: Arms and Supporters were recorded for the Corporation of the City of New Sarum, in the heralds' visitations of Wiltshire undertaken in 1565 and 1623. The 1565 visitation entry is illustrated left (Coll Arm Ms G8/2). A new parish and Council being created by Order of Wiltshire County Council dated 27 February 2009, Her Majesty The Queen was pleased to grant the status of a City by her Letters Patent dated 1 April 2009. A Royal Licence dated 23 March 2010 was then issued by Her Majesty transferring the Arms and Crest to the new Salisbury City Council [College reference: I.85/245. An exemplification of the Arms by certificate of the Kings of Arms was issued, dated 2 June 2010. College reference: Grants 175/70.

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