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June 2010 Newsletter (No. 25)

Mr Kingsley of the City of Oxford Arms
Mr Kingsley of the City of Oxford Arms © College of Arms

Jonathan Jason Kingsley: Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms granted the following Arms, Crest and Badge, illustrated left, to Mr Kingsley of the City of Oxford, by Letters Patent dated 2 October 2009. College reference: Grants 174/221.

Arms: Argent on a Pale between two Tilting Lances points upward Gules a Unicorn's horn point upwards Argent.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Gules A Winged Unicorn sejant erect Gules supporting between the forelegs a Tilting Lance point upwards Argent.

Mantling: Gules doubled Argent.

Badge: A Unicorn's horn point upwards Argent fimbriated Or surmounted by a Spur Rowel Gules.

Welcome to the twenty-fifth 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:

THE ESSEX SOCIETY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORYTHE ESSEX SOCIETY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY: This society was founded as The Essex Archaeological Society in 1852, changing its name in 1980. A grant of Arms and Crest (illustrated right) was made by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms, dated 15 June 2009. The Letters Patent were presented by Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms on 13 May 2010 at Ingatestone Hall, Essex, to Lord Petre, the Lord Lieutenant and Patron of the Society, in the presence of other members of the Society: see a note here.

Arms: Gules three Seaxes points upwards Argent hilts pommels and quillons Or each enfiling a Saxon Crown also Or.

Crest: On a Helm with a Wreath Or and Gules A demi Griffin Gules grasping in the dexter foreclaws a Seax Argent hilt pommel and quillons Or and resting the sinister foreclaws on a Roman Helmet also Or.

College reference: Grants 174/214.

BROCCOLI, Barbara Dana, of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, OBE. Arms and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 15/10/2009. College reference: Grants 174/235.

CALDWELL-MOORE, Sir Patrick, of Selsey, West Sussex, knight, CBE. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 1/4/2010. College reference: Grants 175/9. Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald, presented the Letters Patent to Sir Patrick Moore at a reception on St George's Day 2010.

CANNADINE, Sir David Nicholas, of Reepham, Norfolk, knight. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 23/10/2009. College reference: Grants 174/233.

FREUD, David Anthony (Freud), Baron, of Eastry, Kent. Arms, Crest, Supporters and Badge. Garter King of Arms. 25/11/2009. College reference: Grants 174/260.

GOLDRING, Sir John Bernard, of the City of Westminster, knight, PC. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 5/6/2009. College reference: Grants 174/166.

LAWS, Sir John Grant McKenzie, of the City of Westminster and of the Republic of Greece, knight, PC, Lord Justice of Appeal. Arms and Crest. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 27/5/2009. College reference: 174/223.

RATLEY, Lonnie Otis, of Vienna in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. Honorary Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 5/1/2009. College reference: Grants 174/68.

ROBINSON, Bernard, of Barnard Castle, Durham, OBE, DL. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 24/11/2009. College reference: Grants 174/258.

SIVY, Michael, of the City and State of New York, USA. Honorary Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 29/10/2009. College reference: Grants 174/275.

SORRELL, Sir John William, of the London Borough of Camden, knight, CBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 21/9/2009. College reference: Grants 174/231.

TWISS, Francis, of Marton, New Zealand, son of Brian Leonard Twiss of Christchurch, New Zealand, deceased. Arms, Crest and Badge. Limitations extended to include the other descendants of his late father. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 3/12/2009. College reference: Grants 174/273.

WARNER, Adrian James, of Gowerton, West Glamorgan, TD, JP. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 2/12/2009. College reference: Grants 174/265.


Norroy and Ulster King of Arms: by Letters Patent under the Great Seal, Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to appoint Patric Dickinson, LVO, formerly Richmond Herald, as Norroy and Ulster King of Arms. The appointment was gazetted here.

Richmond Herald: Her Majesty has also appointed Clive Cheesman, formerly Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, to be Richmond Herald. The appointment was gazetted here.

Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary: Colonel Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, Fitzalan Pursuivant, was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to the Territorial Army.

Other Appointments: Timothy Duke, Chester Herald, has been appointed as Honorary Genealogist of the Order of St Michael and St George. David White, Somerset Herald, has likewise been appointed Honorary Genealogist of the Royal Victorian Order. William Hunt, Windsor Herald, has been appointed Genealogist of the Order of St John. Peter O'Donoghue, Bluemantle Pursuivant, has been appointed Librarian of the College of Arms, in the place of Thomas Woodcock, now Garter; and Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald, has been appointed Officer in charge of the Conservation Department.

Chief Herald of Ireland: Ms Colette O'Flaherty has been appointed to the post of Chief Herald of Ireland. She has also been appointed Keeper of Manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland. Her first appointment there was to the Genealogical Office as one of the team brought together, in 1988, to establish the Genealogy Advisory Service. During the course of her career with the Library, she has been Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts and has had responsibility for Reader Services, Public Relations and Marketing, and Education and Outreach. In March 2007 she was appointed Keeper of Printed and Visual Collections. Ms O'Flaherty's appointment as Keeper of Manuscripts and Chief Herald of Ireland took effect on 1 June 2010.


State Opening of Parliament: Her Majesty The Queen opened Parliament on 25 May 2010; the Officers of Arms were in attendance.

The Order of the Garter: the annual service of the Order took place on 14 June 2010 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in the presence of its Sovereign, Her Majesty The Queen. The Officers of Arms were again in attendance.


Lectures by Richmond Herald: Clive Cheesman has delivered the following recent lectures: "The Crisis of Heraldry": a lecture to the Oxford University Heraldry Society, at the Taylorian Institute, Oxford, on 18 May 2010; "The Last Days of Heraldry" was the title of a lecture given to The Heraldry Society, at St George's German Lutheran Church, London, on 19 May 2010. Richmond also gave a general lecture on heraldry to postgraduate students at the London College of Communication, on 2 June 2010; and a lecture entitled "Naming the descendants of slaves in Haiti" at Haitian Texts and Contexts, a study day on 23 June 2010 at Oriel College, University of Oxford.


The Heraldry of Foreigners in England 1400-1700: this major new work by Michael Powell Siddons, Wales Herald Extraordinary, was published by the Harleian Society in June 2010. It provides details of grants, confirmations and augmentations of Arms recorded for foreigners during the period. In each entry is given: a brief biography of the individual; the blazon; transcriptions of the texts of any surviving grants; and notes of other documentary sources. The recipients of these grants, which were made by English sovereigns and Kings of Arms, include settlers in England as well as visitors. The volume was launched by the Harleian Society at the College of Arms on 16 June. The volume can be purchased here or by writing to the Honorary Secretary of the Society, Timothy Duke, Chester Herald, at the College of Arms or emailing.

Two new documentary sources: notes appeared in the Spring issue of The Coat of Arms, journal of The Heraldry Society, relating to two interesting new sources for the history of the seventeenth-century College of Arms. A note by Dr Adrian Ailes describes the 1663 Hearth Tax return for the College, and was mentioned in the December 2009 newsletter. The other, by Peter O'Donoghue, Bluemantle Pursuivant, offers a transcription of a set of instructions seemingly issued by the Kings of Arms in 1634 for those about to go on visitation. It thus sheds light on the motives and attitudes adopted by the heralds at that time in relation to their key activity.

Recently Recorded Pedigrees

BLAKE: an entry records six generations of the Blake family, headed by William Greaves Blake of Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire (died 1904). College reference: Surrey 32/21.

COOKE and COOKE-YARBOROUGH: a pedigree of ten generations has been placed on record, setting out a descent from Sir George Cooke of Wheatley, near Doncaster, co. York, who married in 1683 to Catherine. The pedigree shows a descent via his eldest son Sir Bryan Cooke of Wheatley, baronet (died 1734), to the present day. Also recorded is a descent via his second son, George Cooke of Doncaster (died 1763), to the Cooke-Yarborough family of Campsmount, co. York, and thence to the present day. Cross-referenced to Norfolk 3/208; Baronets Pedigrees 1/245 and 6/48. College reference: Norfolk 51/171.

CLITHEROW, Edward George, of Brackley, Northamptonshire. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 5/8/2009. College reference: Grants 174/164.

ECHENIQUE, Marcial Hernan, of Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, OBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 17/9/2009. College reference: Grants 174/210.

Elsewhere in the Records

Police Roll of Honour Trust:Police Roll of Honour Trust: Her Majesty The Queen has approved a Crown Badge, illustrated left, for this body, which is dedicated to preserving the memory of Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Details of the Trust may be seen here. The Badge has been placed on official record at the College of Arms. College reference: Standards 5/134.

Red Ensign for Jersey: The Queen has also been pleased to approve a flag to serve as Red Ensign for Jersey, for the use of those ships which are registered in Jersey.

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