001-01Arms: Sable a bookcase replenished with Books Or. Supporters: Two Guinea Fowl Sable beaked and legged Or. Motto: Persévérance et Exactitude.
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.

It will be 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.

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

For further information, see below.

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.

 full achievement of the county of SomersetThe full achievement of the county of Somerset, incorporating the new crest and supporters granted to the county council by the English kings of arms.

For further recent grants of arms, see below.

Welcome to the third 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 email 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 to send a genealogical or heraldic enquiry to the College, please make use of the links listed at the top of this page.

badge of the Civil Nuclear ConstabularyWelcome to the fourth 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 to send a genealogical or heraldic enquiry to the College, please make use of the links listed at the top of this page.

Left: the badge of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, newly approved by Her Majesty the Queen. See below for further details.

 Richard Warwick Hurford, Bishop of Bathurst, New South Wales, AustraliaThe Arms illustrated left are those of Richard Warwick Hurford, Bishop of Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, impaled by the Arms of the See of Bathurst. His personal Arms were granted 6 December 2004 by Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. The agent was Windsor Herald.

The Arms are blazoned Azure a Dragon rampant Or the Wings of six membranes each charged on the underside with a Mullet that adjacent to the body of five points and each of the others of seven points all Gules holding in each forefoot a Bell Argent.

The Crest of Hurford (not illustrated) is Upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Azure A Kookaburra close Azure beaked and legged Or supporting beneath the dexter wing a Pastoral Staff in bend sinister Sable the head and foot Or holding in the beak a Sprig of Wattle Or slipped and leaved Azure.

Welcome to the fifth 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.

It is produced every three months and sent automatically and free 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.

006-01The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the Death of Admiral Lord Nelson was commemorated in London by a flotilla of over forty boats, which sailed upstream from Greenwich to Westminster on 16 September 2005, following the route taken by Nelson's funeral procession on 8 January 1806. Henry Paston-Bedingfeld, York Herald, took his position, in uniform, just in front of the funeral barge itself.

The College of Arms will mark this last great heraldic funeral with a photo-graphic exhibition of items from the archives that relate to Nelson and his evolving armorial bearings. The exhibition will take place from early October in the Earl Marshal's Court at the College of Arms, and admission will be free. For further information contact the College of Arms. Illustrated left are the Arms exemplified to William, Earl Nelson following the death of his brother Horatio. A further augmentation was added to the shield in 1807 in honour of Trafalgar.

Welcome to the sixth 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. It is produced every three months and sent automatically and free 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.

badge of the NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICEWelcome to the seventh 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. It is produced every three months and sent automatically and free 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.

Left, the badge of the NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE, which audits the finances of all government departments and many other public bodies, and which reports to Parliament on the value for money provided. The new badge has been recorded at the College of Arms with the reference Standards 5/94.

ohn Brooke-Little in his uniform as Norroy and Ulster King of ArmsLeft: John Brooke-Little in his uniform as Norroy and Ulster King of Arms in conversation with the then Earl Marshal, the 17th Duke of Norfolk, on the occasion of the College's quincentenary in 1984. See In Memoriam, below.

Welcome to the eighth 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. It is produced every three months and sent automatically and free 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.

 

South Georgia and Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and Sandwich Islands: the flag of this overseas territory, illustrated left, has been approved by Her Majesty and accordingly placed on record at the College of Arms, along with the flag of the commissioner of the territory. College reference: Standards 5/96, 97.

Welcome to the ninth 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. It is produced every three months and sent automatically and free 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.

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