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January 2018 Newsletter (no. 53)

Coll Arm Ms A17 f.46v compressedCollege of Arms Ms A17 is believed to have been created by Thomas Benolt, Clarenceux King of Arms, who died in 1534. He bequeathed it and other manuscripts to his successors as Clarenceux; and it was probably part of the library of the College of Arms by 1618. As well as fascinating early material relating to London, the volume includes a number of pages of painted standards and shields of Arms of noblemen, knights and gentlemen, dating from circa 1513.

The page illustrated shows standards and Arms for Ingelfelde (perhaps for Sir Thomas Ingelfelde or Englefield of Berkshire); Sir Richard Chaundlay; and Master Appellyarde (Sir Nicholas Appleyard was knighted at the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513). In each case the standard bears the Cross of St George next to the hoist, with the fly bearing Crests and Badges.

News

Shakespeare 1 cropped 2 compressedShakespeare Documents: The UNESCO International Memory of the World programme has recognised the immense significance to world culture of the ‘Shakespeare Documents’ – the key archival sources for William Shakespeare’s biography. This material now has equivalent status in the documentary sphere as the pyramids have for the world’s built heritage.

The successful nomination was led by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in partnership with The National Archives, Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service, the College of Arms, the British Library and London Metropolitan Archives in the UK, and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C, USA. Together these specialist archive and library repositories care for the precious ‘Shakespeare Documents’.

For the press release, including the response of Dr Lynsey Darby, Archivist of the College of Arms, see the page here. The documents, held at seven different repositories in the UK and US, can be viewed online on the Shakespeare Documented website.

Recent Grants of Arms

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

BISHOP, Matthew David, of Woodinville, State of Washington, USA, OBE. Arms and Crest. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 23/11/2017. College reference: Grants 181/1.

BODINGTON, Richard Hugh Walter St George, of Much-Marcle, Herefordshire, LVO, MBE. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 20/10/2017. College reference: Grants 180/329.

BRAND FINANCE PLC. Two Badges and Supporters. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 10/11/2017. College reference: Grants 180/339.

BROMLEY, Charles Philip, of Verbier, in the Swiss Canton of Valais. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 22/11/2017. College reference: Grants 181/9.

Calam004A grant of Arms, Crest and Badge was made to Derek Harold CALAM of Pewsey, Wiltshire, CBE, by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 7 September 2017. College reference: Grants 181/3. The blazon of the Arms (illustrated left) is as follows:

Arms: Azure on a Chevron indented Or between in chief three Roses in fess Argent barbed and seeded proper and in base a Horse passant Argent two Fleurs de Lys Azure.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Azure Upon a Key fesswise wards downwards Azure a Lamb passant Argent resting the dexter forefoot on an Alembic Or.

Badge (not illustrated): Standing on a Key fesswise wards downwards Azure a Lamb passant Argent.

COLLIE, Janice Rita, of Trumpington, Cambridgeshire. Arms and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 31/10/2017. College reference: Grants 180/327.

GLOSTER, Dame Elizabeth, of the City of Westminster, DBE, PC. Arms. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 8/8/2017. College reference: Grants 180/311.

KIRKHOPE OF HARROGATE, Timothy John Robert (Kirkhope), Baron, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 10/5/2017. College reference: Grants 180/294.

LLOYD, Warren Douglas, of Syracuse, Utah, USA. According to pedigrees recorded in the College of Arms he is in male line of descent from the family of Lloyd of Ffos-y-Bleiddiaid, and formerly of Castell Hywell, both co. Cardigan, which family by virtue of descent from Cydifor ap Dinawal is on record at the College of Arms as entitled to certain Arms. No right to a Crest being established, he is here granted an Honorary Crest. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 17/11/2017. College reference: Grants 180/347.

MAHFOUZ, Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin, of the City of Westminster and of Makkah al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia, Hon. CBE. Honorary Arms Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 9/10/2017. College reference: Grants 180/331.

ORR, Jack Barry, of Penistone, South Yorkshire, MBE. Arms and Crest. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 27/9/2017. College reference: Grants 180/303.

Pitcher002A grant of Arms, Crest and Badge was made to Robert Wayne PITCHER of Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, by Letters Patent of Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 31 October 2017. College reference: Grants 181/21. The Arms (illustrated right) are blazoned:

Arms: Or on a Bend between two Owls Azure each statant on a Roundel Sable three Pitchers Or.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Azure A Fox sejant erect Or holding in the mouth a Salmon and resting the sinister forefoot on a Pitcher Azure.

Badge (not shown): A Fox courant Or statant on its back an Owl Azure.

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF URGENT CARE INCORPORATED. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 15/11/2017. College reference: Grants 181/15.

SILICH, David Nicholas, of Papakura, New Zealand. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 1/9/2017. College reference: Grants 180/349.

WILSON OF DINTON, Richard Thomas James (Wilson), Baron, of Dinton, Buckinghamshire, GCB. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 20/7/2017. College reference: Grants 180/318.

WORKMAN, Timothy Henry, of Finchampstead, Borough of Wokingham, CBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 10/11/2017. College reference: Grants 180/342.

Sharma004A grant of Arms, Crest and Badge was made to Rakesh SHARMA of Hunningham, Warwickshire, OBE, by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 1 December 2017. College reference: Grants 181/23. The Arms are shown left, and the blazon reads as follows:

Arms: Vert two Flashes of Lightning in saltire Argent between four Indian Elephants ambulant Or.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Vert Rising from a Closed Book fesswise Argent edged Or a Phoenix Vert the flames proper holding in the beak a Bezant.

Badge (not shown): Within a Circlet of Bezants a Pineapple leaved proper.

Lectures

XXth Colloquium of the Académie Internationale d’Héraldique: on 11 November 2017 Patric Dickinson, Clarenceux King of Arms and Secretary of the Order of the Garter, gave a paper entitled “The Stall Plates, Banners and Crests of the Companions of the Order of the Garter in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor” at this Colloquium, which was held in the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, its theme being The great orders of chivalry and their heraldic traditions.

Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society: on 18 January 2018 Peter O'Donoghue, York Herald, spoke to this society on the subject of the Heralds' Visitations of London. David White, Somerset Herald, will address the society on 26 April 2018 on the Arms of Captain James Cook. Details of the society, which is open to all, and of its events, can be found here. 

Ashmole Society: Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald, gave a talk to this history society of Brasenose College, Oxford, on 26 January 2018,  with the title “The heralds’ alternative pasts”.

Elsewhere in the Records

Border Protection Squadron cropped compressedHer Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the Badge of the Border Protection Squadron. The Badge is used by Her Majesty's Cutters , operated by Border Force.

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