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September 2011 Newsletter (No. 30)

Arms granted to Wootton Bassett Town Council
Arms granted to Wootton Bassett Town Council © College of Arms

The College of Arms operates a scheme whereby parish, town and community councils can petition for a grant of a coat of Arms at a specially reduced rate. Councils interested in pursuing this scheme to enable them to establish lawful Arms, particularly in view of the forthcoming Jubilee Year, should contact the Officer in Waiting.

Illustrated left are the Arms granted to Wootton Bassett Town Council, by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms, dated 30 August 2011, the day before the date of Her Majesty The Queen's Patent granting the designation Royal to the town. The town has long used unofficial Arms consisting of a chevron between three lozenges: the granted design adapts this to reflect the Royal favour accorded in recognition of Wootton Bassett's role in recent repatriations of fallen servicemen and women.

Arms: Gules a Chevron Argent between in chief two Lozenges and in base a Lion passant guardant Or.

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

News

Order of St John: Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to appoint William Hunt, Windsor Herald, a Commander in the Order of St John.

Scottish Pursuivant: Lord Lyon King of Arms, authority for heraldry within Scotland, appointed Mrs Yvonne Holton, herald painter, to the post of Dingwall Pursuivant, with effect from 20 June 2011.

Recent Grants of Arms

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

BECKETT, Andrew, of Herefordshire. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 20/1/2011. College reference: Grants 175/210.

CRAIG, Gloria Linda, of East Sheen, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, CB. Arms. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 15/3/2011. College reference: Grants 175/237.

DAVIES OF STAMFORD, John Quentin (Davies), Baron, of Stamford, Lincolnshire. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 4/10/2010. College reference: Grants 175/194.

EATON, Ellen Margaret (Eaton), Baroness, of Cottingley, West Yorkshire, DBE. Arms, Supporters and Badge. Garter King of Arms. 28/4/2011. College reference: Grants 175/258.

Arms of John Donald Read FothergillFOTHERGILL, John Donald Read, of Castleton, North Yorkshire, and of Harrow-on-the-Hill, London Borough of Harrow. Arms, Crest and Badge (illustrated right). Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 27/1/2011. College reference: Grants 175/208.

Arms: Argent a Cross engrailed voided throughout between in chief two Wheels Azure.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Azure On the capital of an Ionic Column Argent a Demi Stag Azure.

Badge (not illustrated): A Falcon wings inverted and addorsed Azure holding in the claws a sprig of Rose proper flowered Argent.

GRIGSBY, Bernard Candler, of the City of Westminster and of Lexington, Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 11/4/2011. College reference: Grants 175/249.

HOWARD OF LYMPNE, Michael (Howard), Baron, of Lympne, Kent. Arms, Crest, Supporters and Badge. Garter King of Arms. 25/11/2011. College reference: Grants 175/213.

HUTCHINSON, Michael Ivan Maling, of Bamburgh, Northumberland. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 11/3/2011. College reference: Grants 175/241.

HUTTON, Robert Louis, of Memphis, State of Tennessee, USA. Honorary Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy ad Ulster Kings of Arms. 9/12/2010. College reference: Grants 175/188.

JOHNS, Sir Adrian James, of the Territory of Gibraltar, KCB, CBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 4/1/2011. College reference: Grants 175/190.

SERMON, Thomas Richard, of Aynho, Northamptonshire, MBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 28/9/2010. College reference: Grants 175/224.

SHARMA, Prem Dutt, of Earley, Royal County of Berkshire, OBE. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 4/3/2011. College reference: Grants 175/234.

TAYLOR, Rodney Hemingfield, of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 1/2/2011. College reference: Grants 175/206.

./images/Newsletter/030-02.jpgIllustrated left are the Arms, Crest and Badge Arms granted to Simon Mason WALL of Edgbaston, in the City of Birmingham, by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 31 January 2011. College reference: Grants 175/200.

The Arms are blazoned: Azure a Cross between four Cherubs facing to the centre Or.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Azure In front of two Golf Clubs in saltire the handles downwards Or a Bear's Head caboshed Azure.

Badge: A Bell Azure winged Or.

WILLIAMS, Nigel Philip, of St Moritz, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Confederation. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 6/12/2010. College reference: Grants 175/184.

WOODWARD, Sir Thomas Jones, of Remenham Hill, Oxfordshire, Knight, OBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 8/3/2011. College reference: Grants 175/226.

ZAFFAR, Dame Naila Tabassum, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, DBE. Arms and Badge. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 9/3/2011. College reference: Grants 175/228.

Appearances

Genealogy: Our Favourite Insanity: Patric Dickinson, Clarenceux King of Arms, and President, the Society of Genealogists, will deliver the Society's Centenary Lecture with this title on Tuesday 18 October 2011 at the Swedenborg Society, London. Further details of the lecture and how to book tickets can be found on this website.

Third Birmingham International Heraldry Conference: this conference, organized as a joint project by The Heraldry Society, The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, the White Lion Society, and the Birmingham Heraldry Project, took place on 1 and 2 August at the Council House, Birmingham. The conference president was Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald, with Melvyn Jeremiah acting as his deputy.

 

Lectures

International Organ Festival: David White, Somerset Herald, gave a lecture on the history of English heraldry at this festival at St. Albans on 14 July.

Two lectures: Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald, gave the Royal Mint Lecture at the British Association of Numismatic Societies autumn colloquium, Cardiff, on 3 September 2011, with the title 'The coinage, national heraldry and Wales'. He also gave the annual Peplow Memorial Lecture to the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, Birmingham, on 7 September 2011, entitled 'A new heraldry for a new age'.

Recently Recorded Pedigrees

MARSHALL: a pedigree has been registered which places on official record the children and grandchildren of Sir Michael John Marshall of Cambridgeshire, Knight, CBE, DL, by his first wife Bridget Wykeham, daughter of Hugh Wykeham David Pollock. Are recorded here are the children and grandchildren of Sir Michael Marshall's second wife Sibyl Mary daughter of William Smart Hutton, by her first husband Nicholas John Coode WALKINSHAW. Connected with the family of HILL. Cross-referenced to Surrey 24/323. College reference: Norfolk 51/209.

MINTER: A pedigree sets out the children and grandchildren of Frederick James Minter of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Connected to FLINT, CROUCH and PECOVER. Cross-referenced to Knights 2/180. College reference: Surrey 32/67.

WRIGHT: A pedigree has been recorded which shows a descent to the present day from John Stradley of Woolwich, Kent. He was registered at the Foundling Hospital, London, on 21 December 1757. He married Sarah Wheeler in Woolwich in 1785. Five generations of the Stradley family are shown, down to Ella daughter of William Boscom Stradley. She was married in 1911 to John MacNair Wright, from whom the pedigree descends. Connected with MUNZLINGER and SMITH. College reference: Norfolk 51/210.

Elsewhere in the Records

Transfers of Arms: Her Majesty The Queen was pleased by Order in Council dated 10 November 2010 to transfer the Arms previously borne by certain former local authorities, to their present replacements. Thus the Arms and Crest borne by the corporation of the Borough of Morpeth, are transferred to Morpeth Town Council. These Arms were duly exemplified by certificate of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 15 March 2011. College reference: Grants 175/236. See this link for news of the transfer. The Arms, Crest and Supporters previously borne by the corporation of the Borough of Newark, are transferred to Newark Town Council, and exemplified by certificate of the Kings of Arms dated 10 February 2011. College reference: Grants 175/204. The Arms borne by Barnard Castle Urban District Council, are transferred to Barnard Castle Town Council, and exemplified by certificate of the Kings of Arms dated 8 February 2011. College reference: Grants 175/205.

Children of Peers: Her Majesty The Queen granted by her Warrant dated 1 April 2011, that such styles and courtesy titles as are proper to the younger children of Peers, shall be accorded to the children of Peers who are the subject of Parental Orders within the meaning of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 or the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, and the children of Peers who are born as a result of assisted reproduction techniques with donated gametes or embryos under the terms of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 as amended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, notwithstanding that no right of succession to any dignity or title of honour nor any precedence is thereby conferred upon them. College reference: Coll Arm Ms I.85/257.

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