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April 2017 Newsletter (no. 50) Featured

University of SalfordA grant of Arms, Crest and Supporters was made to the University of Salford by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 6 January 2017.  On 10 February 2017 at Maxwell Hall, Salford, the Letters Patent were presented by Timothy Duke, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, to the Chancellor of the University, Professor Jackie Kay, Makar or national poet for Scotland. An animated video on the new design can be seen here.

The Arms are blazoned:

Sable above a demi Sun issuant in base Argent charged with a demi Rose likewise issuant Gules barbed and seeded proper a Chain fesswise throughout enhanced and enarched and a Chief embattled and enarched Argent.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Sable A Lion passant guardant Gules armed langued and resting the dexter hind paw on a Shuttle fesswise Or and supporting with the dexter forepaw a Fire Beacon Sable enflamed proper tied to the pole thereof by a knot at the mid point of its length and flying to the sinister a Riband party lengthwise Argent and Sable Mantled Gules lined Argent.

Supporters: On either side a Heraldic Antelope Sable attired langued and tufted Gules teeth Argent unguled and charged on the shoulder with a Bee volant Or and resting the interior hind foot on a Mooring Bollard Gules wound round with a Rope Or all upon a Compartment comprising a Quayside of grey stone setts issuant from Waves of Water proper.

College reference: Grants 180/72.

Recent Grants of Arms

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

BARKER, Kevin, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 7/12/2016. College reference: Grants 180/39.

Brandt004 2A grant of Honorary Arms, Crest and Badge was made to Julian Victor BRANDT of the City of Charleston, South Carolina, USA, by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 27 February 2017. College reference: Grants 180/143. The Arms are illustrated left and the blazon is as follows:

Arms: Azure in base a Ragged Log fesswise issuing therefrom three Flames palewise proper in chief three Fleurs-de-Lys Or.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Azure Within a Circlet of Maltese Crosses Argent alternating with Fleurs-de-Lys Or a dexter Arm embowed vested Azure cuffed Argent grasping in the hand proper a Ragged Fire-brand bendwise sinister issuing therefrom three Flames palewise also proper.

Badge (not illustrated): A Palmetto proper in front of the base six Arrows points upwards in saltire Sable the trunk entwined by a Stem leaved Vert bearing on the sinister a Red Tea Rose proper.

BREWER, Sir David William, of the City of Westminster, KG, CMG, CVO. Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 10/10/2016. College reference: Grants 180/95.

COTTON, John Dawson, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, MBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 2/11/2016. College reference: Grants 180/54.

HEATH, Iain Richard, of Rous Lench, Worcestershire. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 4/11/2016. College reference: Grants 180/5.

HEMPLEMAN-ADAMS, David Kim, of Box, Wiltshire, LVO, OBE, DL. Arms and Crest. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 5/12/2016. College reference: Grants 180/37.

NASH, John Alfred Stoddard, Baron (Nash), of Ewelme, Oxfordshire. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 24/2/2016. College reference: Grants 180/9.

NASIR, Amirali Bakirali, of Hong Kong SAR, China. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 9/11/2016. College reference: Grants 180/20.

PORTER OF SPALDING, Gary Andrew, Baron (Porter), of Spalding, Lincolnshire. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter King of Arms. 20/6/2016. College reference: Grants 180/59.

SIMPSON, John Anthony, of Handcross, East Sussex, CVO, son of John Edwin Simpson of the same place. Arms, Crest and Badge. The limitations of the grant were extended so that the Arms could be placed on a monument to his late father and borne by the other descendants of his late father. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 24/6/2016. College reference: Grants 180/24.

SOCIETY OF HERALDIC ARTS. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 15/12/2016. College reference: Grants 180/85. The Letters Patent granting the Arms were presented by Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald, at the Royal Air Force Club, London, on 15 February 2017.

VILLIERS-SMITH, Rupert Timothy, of the parish of Beetham, Cumbria. Arms and Crest, Garter and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 23/2/2017. College reference: Grants 180/108.

WICKS, Sir Nigel Leonard, of West Clandon, Surrey, GCB, CVO, CBE. Arms, Crest and Supporters. Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms. 10/10/2016. College reference: Grants 180/82.

WONG, Victor, of the Municipality of Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia, OBE. Arms, Crest and Badge. Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms. 22/1/2016. College reference: Grants 180/1.

Davis EGM patentA grant of Arms was made to Edward Grant Martin DAVIS of the Territory of Gibraltar, CB, CBE, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar, lately Lieutenant General in the Royal Marines, by Letters Patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 28 February 2017. College reference: Grants 180/119. The Arms (illustrated right), are blazoned:

Arms: Per saltire Gules and Vert in the Vert a Fess wavy Argent thereon two Barrulets wavy Azure over all two Sykes-Fairbairn Daggers in saltire points upwards proper enfiling a Square Loop of Cord placed lozengewise and twisted once in base to form a Round Loop pendant therefrom by an Annulet a Key wards downwards and to the dexter all Or.

Crest: Upon a Helm Issuant from a Naval Crown Or a Sea Bull erect Vert armed and unguled Or holding in the mouth a Sykes-Fairbairn dagger point to the sinister proper.


Guild of One Name Studies: This society is an international umbrella group for one-name studies. The Guild provides its members with the means to share, exchange and publish information about one-name studies as well as encouraging and assisting all those interested in one-name studies by means of conference, seminars, projects and other activities. At the Annual General Meeting held on 1 April 2017 Peter O'Donoghue, York Herald was appointed as their first Patron.

United Grand Lodge of England: Windsor Herald, has accepted the proposal of HRH The Duke of Kent KG, Grand Master, to promote him to the office of Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. He will be invested at Freemasons' Hall on 26 April.


Fabricated descents in the late Middle Ages: John Petrie, Rouge Croix Pursuivant, spoke on this topic focusing on a late medieval pedigree headed by the Anglo-Saxon outlaw Hereward at the Heraldry Society's Anniversary Luncheon at the Royal Air Force Club, London on 22 February 2017.

Who Do You Think You Are?: an episode of the USA version of this genealogical television series broadcast on channel TLC on 6 March 2017 investigated the ancestry of actor Courteney Cox. Peter O'Donoghue, York Herald, appeared. She proved to be descended from medieval statemen and kings, an ancestry which was illustrated and explored using the records of the College of Arms.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live: Peter O'Donoghue, York Herald, appeared at this genealogical exhibition and conference on 6 April 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham, to discuss the genealogy behind the a television programme devoted to actor Danny Dyer's ancestry.

Installations of High Sheriffs: Timothy Duke, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, was recently present at the installations of two new High Sheriffs. That for Lancashire was held at County Hall, Preston, on 7 April 2017. That for Greater Manchester took place on 13 April 2017 at Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester.

Recently Recorded Pedigrees

DAVIS: a pedigree has been recorded which shows the ancestry of Maria Eugénie Michele (born 1963), wife of Arthur Keith Fitzroy Davis. Passing through the KNOTT, BARTON, HARRIS, JOY and PRENDERGAST families, this reaches as far back as Noah STEPHEN, called Stephen GUION, of Hampstead, co. Middlesex, who married on 13 June 1735 Elizabeth Le Caux. Cross-referenced to Arundel 2/46, Norfolk 8/49-50, Surrey 32/175. College reference: Norfolk 52/104.

HORSFALL: this registered entry consists of a pedigree of four generations showing the descent to the present day from Donald Fawcett Horsfall of Draughton, North Yorkshire, who was married in 1947 to Jeanne Elizabeth daughter of Francis Longden Smith. Cross-referenced to Baronets Pedigrees 13/326, and 14/293-4. College reference: Surrey 32/243.

LLOYD: a pedigree of eight generations is headed by Henry Robert Lloyd of Cliffe, co. Kent, formerly of Carew, co. Pembroke, who married on 17 October Harriet daughter of Edward Grey, Lord Bishop of Hereford. The entry descends to the children and grandchildren of Warren Douglas Lloyd of Syracuse, Utah, USA, and of Paula Ann his wife, daughter of Eugene Harvey Pusey. Connected with HADFIELD. Cross-referenced to Norfolk 21/146. College reference: Norfolk 52/89.

MAKINSON and HEATH: a pedigree of eight generations is headed by William Makinson of Bolton le Moors, Lancashire, who married on 24 October 1781 Hannah Mason. It descends via their grandson Thomas Cooper Makinson of Hunter's Hill, New South Wales, Australia (born 1809). Shown here are the children and grandchildren of Roy Edward Heath (son of Edward Albert Heath) and of Mary Isabel his wife daughter of Joseph Hubert Alphonsus Makinson of Strathfield, New South Wales. Cross-referenced to Baronets Pedigrees 7/160. College reference: Norfolk 52/112.

MARTIN: a pedigree of four generations has been placed on official record. It shows a descent to the present day from Thomas Stanley Martin of Potter's Bar, Hertfordshire, who married in 1933 Dorothy Gladys daughter of Frederick William Smith. Connected with CAMPANIS, DUNBAR and FORSYTHE. College reference: Norfolk 52/110.

Elsewhere in the Records

STANLEY TOWN COUNCIL: a grant of Arms and Crest was made by Letters Patent of the Kings of Arms dated 25 April 1968 to Stanley Urban District Council, which council ceased to exist on 1 April 1974. An Order of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government dated 11 April 2007 established the Parish of Stanley; and for this parish Derwentwater District Council subsequently established a Parish Council. This council at its inaugural meeting resolved that the parish should have the status of a town and the council should therefore be Stanley Town Council. Her Majesty The Queen was graciously pleased to grant her Royal Licence dated 12 September 2016 permitting the Arms previously granted to be transferred to Stanley Town Council. An exemplification of the Arms and Crest was made by certificate of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 9 December 2016. College references: I.85/312 and Grants 180/56.

Arms: Per fess Argent and Vert a Representation of the Causey Arch at Stanley in fess throughout proper between in chief three Popinjays Vert collared Gules and in base a Cross of St Cuthbert Or the angles enflamed proper

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Vert Out of a Circlet Vert a demi Bull Argent armed and unguled Or pendent from the neck by a Chain Argent a Roman Shield Sable charged with a Thunderbolt and on a Bordure Or ten Roundels Sable Mantled Vert doubled Argent.

Elsewhere in the Archives

11. Grants 145 p. 137 Secombe compressedDr Lynsey Darby, College of Arms Archivist, periodically creates online exhibitions from the College archives, which give a good overview of some of the kinds of archival material held here. The most recent addition is an exhibition on The Order of the British Empire and the Order of the Companions of Honour, to mark the centenary of their foundations, which includes a look at a predecessor Hanoverian order, the Royal Guelphic Order.

The Arms shown left are those of Sir Harry Secombe, with their punning references to his surname and career. College reference Grants 145/137.

Other exhibitions on the College website are: The Battle of Agincourt; The Battle of Waterloo and the Duke of Wellington; The Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill; The Accession of George I; The College's collection of pedigree rolls; and The Great Fire of London.

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