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July 2016 Newsletter (no. 47)

British Olympic Association and Paralympic AssociationThe British Olympic Association and The British Paralympic Association: on the petition of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, President of The British Olympic Association, and His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, Patron of The British Paralympic Association, a Coat of Arms has been established for the use of the two associations in connection with the Summer, Winter and Youth Olympic Games, and the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. The grant was made by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 27 April 2016, to a specially established company 2016 Crest Holding Limited, for the use of The British Olympic Association and The British Paralympic Association. College reference: Grants 179/203. The Arms are illustrated here and are blazoned:

Arms: Quarterly Gules and Azure two Leeks in pale that in base reversed and conjoined at the fess point to two Thistles in fess two Roses in bend and two Flax Flowers in bend sinister all with heads outwards and slipped and leaved Or the whole enfiling four Links of Chain interlaced in a square Argent.

Crest: on a Helm with a Wreath Argent, Gules and Azure: Within a Coronet comprising a Rim set with six Batons erect Or between Roundels alternately of Silver Gold and Bronze proper a Lion statant guardant Gules crowned with a Laurel Wreath the dexter forepaw raised and holding a Torch enflamed Or.

Supporters: On either side a Lion guardant that on the dexter Azure that on the sinister Gules each crowned with a Laurel Wreath and holding in the exterior forepaw a Torch enflamed Or both upon a Compartment comprising a Grassy Mount Vert.

News

The Rt. Hon. Theresa Mary May, Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury of the United Kingdom since 13 July 2016, is entitled to bear the Arms of her husband Philip John May. He is the son of Robert John May, who was granted Arms, Crest and Badge by Letters Patent of Garter and Norroy and Ulster dated 10 October 1997. College reference: Grants 163/311. Her predecessor in the offices, the Rt. Hon. David William Donald Cameron, is the great great grandson of Sir Ewen Cameron, who matriculated Arms with the Court of Lord Lyon in Scotland in 1905.

Great Fire of London Commemoration: as part of the Great Fire 350 activities in the City of London this summer Station House Opera have been commissioned to enact their installation Dominoes. This will take place on 3 September 2016, and will include a section running through the College of Arms. It is described as follows: 

26,000 breezeblocks are lined-up to create a moving sculpture that runs through the city, unfolding over the course of the day and culminating spectacularly. The dominoes will travel along London's streets, squares, and buildings, occasionally disappearing and resurfacing, sometimes pausing for sculptural performances as the line threads its way through the path that the Great Fire of London took, linking our diverse community in a symbolic as well as physical chain of cause and effect.

Recent Grants of Arms

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

CHERWELL DISTRICT COUNCIL: Arms and Crest. Garter Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 21/3/2016. College reference: Grants 179/171.

CHISHOLM OF OWLPEN, Caroline Elizabeth (Chisholm), Baroness, of Owlpen, Gloucestershire. Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 7/12/2015. College reference: Grants 179/199.

DEVEY, Hilary Lorraine, of Rangemore, Staffordshire, CBE. Arms and Badge. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 26/2/2016. College reference: Grants 179/169.

HESTER, James Stephen, of Laurel, Maryland, USA. He is stated to be the son of George William Hester, by Jocelyn Diana his wife who was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of James Elmer Dudley. Honorary Arms and Crest. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 28/1/2016. College reference: Grants 179/139.

Arms of Lawrence Anthony HoltA grant of Arms, Crest and Badge was made to Lawrence Anthony HOLT of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 1 March 2016. College reference: Grants 179/165. The Arms (illustrated left) are blazoned:

Arms: Per saltire Vert and Gules four Broom flowers in saltire slips inwards Or.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Vert In front of a Cogwheel Gules a Claw Hammer bendwise surmounting a Chisel bendwise sinister Or the handles in base Vert.

Badge (not illustrated): A Loving Cup Or each handle enfiled by a Broom Branch erect Vert flowered Or.

LLOYD, Stephen James George, of Hinchley Wood, Surrey. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 25/4/2016. College reference: Grants 179/197.

MIFSUD, Charles Anthony, of Dublin, Ohio, USA. The text of the grant recites that he is the son of Paul Charles Mifsud, deceased, and the grandson of Charlie John Mifsud also deceased; the latter was born 25 February 1908 as Giovanni Carmelo Angelo Mifsud, at Nadur, island of Gozo, in the Crown Colony of Malta. Honorary Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 3/2/2016. College reference: Grants 179/157.

MORGAN, Andrew Vladimir Rhydwen, of the City of Westminster. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 21/3/2016. College reference: Grants 179/187.

NAQVI, Nayyar, of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, OBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 23/4/2016. College reference: Grants 179/207.

O'NEILL OF GATLEY, Terence James (O'Neill), Baron, of Gatley, Greater Manchester. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 8/9/2015. College reference: Grants 179/145.

Arms of Alan PedderA grant of Arms, Crest and Badge was made to Alan PEDDER of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton, CBE, by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 20 May 2016. College reference: Grants 179/234. The Arms, illustrated right, are blazoned:

Arms: Or between two Bendlets wavy Azure four Roses in bend alternately Argent and Gules all barbed and seeded proper and each enclosed within a Steel Gear-wheel also proper.

Crest: On a Helm with a Wreath Or and Azure A demi Cheetah proper holding in the dexter paw a Spanner bendwise sinister and in the sinister paw a line pendant therefrom a Plumb Bob Azure.

Badge (not illustrated): A Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper enclosed within a Steel Gear-wheel all environed by two Sprigs of Juniper leaved and fructed the stalks crossed in saltire in base also proper.

WATES, John Norman, of Chipstead, Surrey, OBE. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 10/3/2016. College reference: Grants 179/183.

Arms of Maxwell William RumneyA grant of Arms, Crest and Badge was made to Maxwell William RUMNEY, of Manningford Bruce in the County of Wiltshire by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 20 May 2016. College reference: Grants 179/232. The Arms, illustrated left, are blazoned:

Arms: Or a Hare courant bendwise between two Bends Vert on each a Hare courant Or.

Crest: On a Helm with a Wreath Or and Vert A demi Beagle Or holding in the mouth a Hare head to the sinister and resting the dexter paw on a Maltese Cross Azure.

Badge of Maxwell William RumneyBadge: A Hare's Mask Azure in front of two Hunting Horns in saltire bells downwards Or.

 

Appearances

Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: on 6 June 2016 William Hunt, Windsor Herald, presented to this association the Letters Patent of the Kings of Arms granting their Arms.

Opening of Fifth Welsh Assembly: Thomas Lloyd, Wales Herald Extraordinary, was in attendance upon Her Majesty The Queen as she opened the Welsh Assembly on 7 June 2016 in Cardiff. Footage of the opening ceremony can be seen here.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council: on 9 June 2016 Windsor Herald presented this local authority in Northern Ireland with its Letters Patent granting Arms, Crest and Supporters.

Standard Chartered City 5k Race: a team of four from the College of Arms ran in this City of London race on Thursday 14 July. The team consisted of Clive Cheesman (Richmond Herald), John Petrie (Rouge Croix Pursuivant), Tom O'Donnell (research assistant) and Dennis Field (herald painter) and recorded a respectable combined time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors: in his capacity as a Lieutenant of the City of London, William Hunt presented a Royal Charter to this London livery company on 20 July 2016 in Haberdashers' Hall, London.

Lectures

Royal Canadian Heraldry Society: this society celebrated its 50th anniversary with a celebration and annual conference in Ottawa. On 11 June 2016 John Petrie, Rouge Croix Pursuivant, delivered the Wilkes Lecture at this gathering.

The Heraldry of St Pancras Old Church: in 1416 the first Garter King of Arms, Sir William Bruges, entertained the Emperor Sigismund at a banquet at his home in St Pancras, Middlesex. Their procession passed by St Pancras Old Church and they may have stopped there to pray. On 29 June 2016 Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms, marked the 600th anniversary of this occasion by presenting a lecture in the church on the subject of its heraldry.

Publications

The Queen's People: a collection of forty-two photographs of those who serve the Queen, by Hugo Rittson Thomas, has been published. The volume has a foreword by The Earl Marshal and an Essay by Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms. Details may be seen here.

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