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An officer of arms is a person appointed by a sovereign or state with authority to perform one or more of the following functions:

  • to control and initiate armorial matters
  • to arrange and participate in ceremonies of state
  • to conserve and interpret heraldic and genealogical records.

Traditionally, officers of arms are of three ranks: kings of arms, heralds of arms, and pursuivants of arms. Officers of arms whose appointments are of a permanent nature are known as officers of arms in ordinary; those whose appointments are of a temporary or occasional nature are known as officers of arms extraordinary.

The medieval practice of appointing heralds or pursuivants to the establishment of a noble household is still common in European countries, particularly those in which there is no official heraldic control or authority. Such appointments are also still made in Scotland, where four private officers of arms exist. These appointments are all purely advisory.

Source: Wikipedia: Officer of arms

Albany Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is locative in origin; it is derived from the ducal title often granted to sons of the Scottish monarch. The title appears in the early fifteenth century and continues in use to the present day.

  • In 1569 Alexander Oliphant
  • In 1588 Alexander Oliphant
  • In 1604 Thomas Oliphant
  • 1900s Robert Spence Livingstone
  • 1911 William Ray Macdonald
  • 1923–1926 Sir George Sitwell Campbell-Swinton
  • 1927–1935 Sir Thomas Wolseley Haig
  • 1935–1945 Thomas Innes of Learney
  • 1953–1961 Charles Ian Fraser
  • 1961–1985 Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk
  • 1985–2011 John Alexander Spens

Albion Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Canada)

  • 2006–present Ralph Spence

Angus Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is derived from a noble title. Franklyn & Tanner say "a name of office formerly employed in Scotland." Wagner and London indicate that this herald belonged to the Earl of Angus and that the title was used from 1490 to 1513.

  • 2008–present Robin O. Blair, Esq., CVO, WS

Arundel Herald of Arms Extraordinary (England)

This Scots title is derived from a noble title. Franklyn & Tanner say that it was "formerly the name of office of the herald maintained by the Earl of Arundel; now used for a herald extraordinary."

  • Present Alan Roger Dickins

Assiniboine Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Canada)

  • 2000–2001 Darrel Kennedy
  • 2002–present Darrel Kennedy

Athabaska Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Canada)

  • 1988–2001 Charles Robertson Maier

Athlone Pursuivant (Ireland)

This English title is derived from a town and castle in the English possessions in Ireland. Godfrey indicates that this office was created by Edward VI in 1552 and was for use in Ireland from 1566. It continued in use until relatively recently.

  • 1552 Philip Butler, illegitimate son of Bartholomew Butler, Ulster King of Arms
  • 1575 Edward Fletcher
  • to 1665 Sir Richard Carney, Knt. who became Ulster King of Arms
  • 1690 James Terry
  • 1704, 1719 Mr. Joseph Moland
  • 1738 Philip Ridgate, Esq.
  • 1745/6 William Hawkins
  • 1783, 1804 George Twisleton Ridsdale, Esq.
  • 1817 George J. Ridsdale
  • 1821 Joseph Rock, Esq.
  • 1844 Will Crawford, Esq.
  • (undated) Bernard Louis Burke
  • 1900 Henry Claude Blake
  • 1907 Francis Bennett-Goldney
  • 1908–1921 George Dames Burtchaell

Bath King of Arms (Order of the Bath)

  • 1725–1745 Grey Longueville
  • 1745–? Edward Younge
  • ?–1757 William Woodley
  • 1757–1771 Samuel Horsey
  • 1771–1800 Sir Thomas Cullum, 7th Baronet
  • 1800–1829 John Palmer Cullum, Esq. (son of Sir Thomas Cullum)
  • 1829–1864 Algernon Frederick Greville[1]
  • 1865–1891 Admiral The Hon. George Grey
  • 1891–1896 Admiral Lord Frederic Kerr
  • 1896–1897 Sir Lynedoch Gardiner
  • 1898–1904 Major-General Sir John McNeill
  • 1904–1915 Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane
  • 1919–1920 Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Callaghan
  • 1920–1929 General Sir Charles Monro
  • 1930–1933 Vice-Admiral Sir William Pakenham
  • 1933–1946 Major-General Sir Walter Braithwaite
  • 1946–1951 Admiral Sir Max Horton
  • 1952–1965 Air Chief Marshal Sir James Robb
  • 1965–1976 Sir Richard Goodbody
  • 1976–1985 Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Pollock
  • 1985–1999 Air Chief Marshal Sir David Evans
  • 1999–2009 General Sir Brian Kenny
  • 2009–present Admiral Lord Boyce

Beaumont Herald of Arms Extraordinary (England)

  • TBA

Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is derived from a piece of regalia (the mantles of the Order of the Garter). Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say that this title was created by Henry V for the Order of the Garter; the first confirmed evidence of this title is in 1448. He is a current pursuivant in ordinary.

  • (Hen V) John Ashwell or Haswell
  • (Hen V) John Ashwell
  • (1419) Thomas More
  • (Hen V) Thomas Collyer
  • (Hen VI) William Hawkeslowe
  • (Hen VI) John Horsley
  • (Hen VI) Richard Stanton
  • (Hen VI) James Collyer or Collier
  • (Hen VI) John Ferrant
  • (Hen VI) Roger Mallett
  • (Edw IV) Henry French or Franke
  • (Edw IV) Richard Champneys
  • (Edw IV) Thomas Hollingsworth
  • (Edw IV) Roger Bromley
  • (Edw IV) John Brice
  • (Edw IV) Thomas French or Franke
  • (Edw IV?) Rowland Playnford
  • (1484) Laurence Alford
  • 1503–1507 ...Banalee
  • 1508–1510 Francis Dyes
  • 1510–1522 Ralph Lago
  • 1522–1528 Thomas Bysley
  • 1528–1528 John Hutton
  • 1528–1536 John Narboone
  • 1536–1543 Richard Ratcliffe
  • 1543–1545 William Harvey
  • 1545–1550 Edmund Atkynson
  • 1550–1557 Nicholas Narboone
  • 1557–1559 John Hollingworth
  • 1559–1565 Richard Turpin
  • 1565–1583 Nicholas Dethick
  • 1583–1587 Humphry Hales
  • 1587–1589 James Thomas
  • 1589–1597 Robert Creswell
  • 1597–1611 Mercury Patten
  • 1611–1616 Henry St George
  • 1616–1633 Sampson Lennard
  • 1633–1641 William Ryley
  • 1641–1646 Robert Browne
  • 1646–1660 John Watson
  • 1660–1665 Robert Chaloner
  • 1665–1667 R Hornerbrock
  • 1667?–1668 Thomas Segar
  • 1668–1719 John Gibbon
  • 1719–1737 James Greene
  • 1737–1743 Thomas Browne
  • 1743–1747 John Pine
  • 1747–1752 Ralph Bigland
  • 1752–1761 John Ward
  • 1761–1762 Isaac Heard
  • 1762–1763 Henry Pugolas
  • 1763–1764 Peter Dore
  • 1764–1767 George Browne
  • 1767–1774 George Harrison
  • 1774–1781 Sir Charles Townley
  • 1781–1793 Edmund Lodge, Esq., FSA
  • 1793–1794 George Nayler
  • 1794–1797 John Havers
  • 1797–1819 Francis Martin, Jun
  • 1819–1831 William Woods
  • 1831–1849 George Harrison Rogers-Harrison
  • 1849–1864 Henry Murray Lane
  • 1864–1873 Henry Harrington Molyneux-Seel
  • 1873–1882 Edward Bellasis, Esq.
  • 1882–1889 Charles Harold Athill, Esq., MVO, FSA
  • 1889–1905 Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee, Esq., CB, CVO
  • 1906–1919 Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, KCB, KCVO
  • 1919–1923 The Hon. Philip Plantagenet Cary, FSA
  • 1923–1923 Edmund Clarence Richard Armstrong, Esq., FSA
  • 1923–1932 Aubrey John Toppin, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1933–1947 Richard Preston Graham-Vivian, Esq., MVO, MC
  • 1948–1956 James Arnold Frere, Esq., FSA
  • 1956–1967 John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1970–1972 Francis Sedley Andrus, Esq., LVO
  • 1973–1983 Sir Peter Llewellyn Gwynn-Jones, KCVO, FSA
  • 1983–1991 Terence David McCarthy, Esq.
  • 1992–1999 Robert John Baptist Noel, Esq.
  • 2005–2012 Michael Peter Desmond O'Donoghue, Esq.

Bute Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scots title is derived from the Isle of Bute, which was the personal property of the Scottish monarchs.

  • 2001–2008 W David H Sellar

Capilano Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Canada)

  • 2006–present Helen Mussallem

Carolina Herald

  • 1700–1717 Laurence Cromp, Esq., concurrently held the office of York Herald

Carrick Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scots title is derived from a county that was a title borne by Robert the Bruce before came to the throne. Wagner and London say it was in use from 1364-1488 as a private herald, then came into the use of the Scottish kings.

  • 1569 Alexander Forrester
  • 1886–1898 Sir Francis James Grant
  • 1900s William Rae Macdonald, FSA Scot.
  • 1930s Sir Thomas Innes of Learney
  • 1937 Alexander H. Seton
  • 1946–1957 Sir James Grant
  • 1958–1971 Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight
  • 1971–1973 David Reid of Robertland
  • 1974–1985 John Alexander Spens
  • 1992–2010 Elizabeth Ann Roads, MVO

Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is derived from a possession of the Prince of Wales. Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say that the first record of Chester dates to 1393, but may date even earlier.

  • (1393) John (surname unknown)
  • 1398–1413 William Bruges
  • (Hen VI) James Billett
  • 1443–1447 William Tyndale or Tendale
  • (1447) John Tyndale
  • (Hen VI) William Whiting
  • (1455) John Water or Walter
  • (Hen VI/Edw IV) Richard Stanton
  • (Edw IV) Roger Stamford
  • (1483) Roger Bromley, Esq.
  • (1493) Thomas Whiting, Esq.
  • 1533–1540 Randolph Jackson, Esq.
  • 1540–1561 William Flower, Esq.
  • 1562–1566 Robert Cooke, Esq.
  • 1566–1574 John Hart, Esq.
  • 1574–1592 Edmund Knight, Esq.
  • 1592–1603 James Thomas, Esq.
  • 1603–1617 William Penson, Esq.
  • 1617–1618 Thomas Knight, Esq.
  • 1618–1637 Henry Chitting, Esq.
  • 1638–1644 Edward Walker Esq.
  • 1644–1660 William Dugdale, Esq.
  • 1660–1667 Thomas Lee, Esq.
  • 1677–1689 Thomas May Esq.
  • 1689–1721 Charles Mawson, Esq.
  • 1721–1739 Edward Stibbs, Esq.
  • 1739–1752 Francis Hutchenson, Esq.
  • 1752–1790 John Martin Leake, Esq.
  • 1791–1834 George Martin Leake, Esq.
  • 1834–1859 Walter Aston Blount, Esq., FSA
  • 1859–1864 Edward Stephen Dendy, Esq.
  • 1864–1913 Henry Murray Lane, Esq.
  • 1913–1915 Thomas Morgan Joseph-Watkin, Esq.
  • 1915–1926 Sir Arthur William Stuart Cochrane, KCVO
  • 1926–1956 Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong, MVO
  • 1956–1960 James Arnold Frere, Esq., FSA
  • 1960–1971 Sir Walter John George Verco, KCVO
  • 1978–1995 David Hubert Boothby Chesshyre, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1995–2014 Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke, Esq.

Chief Herald of Canada (Canada)

  • 1988–2007 Robert Watt
  • 2007–present Claire Boudreau

Chief Herald of Ireland (Ireland)

  • 1943–1954 Edward McLysaght
  • 1954–1981 Gerard Slevin
  • 1981–1995 Donal Begley
  • 1995–1997 Patricia Donlon
  • 1997–2003 Brendan O Donoghue
  • 2003–2005 (vacant)
  • 2005–2009 Fergus Gillespie
  • 2009–2010 Collette Byrne
  • 2010–present Colette O'Flaherty

Clarenceux King of Arms (England)

This English title is an adjectival form derived either from Clare or Clarence. Franklyn & Tanner say "also named Clarenceux Herald, was maintained by dukes of Clarence. In 1420 both Clarenceux King of Arms and Clarence Herald met other English officers of arms on the Continent; hence, there can be no doubt of the existence of both."

  • (1334) Andrew (surname unknown) 'Clarencell'
  • (1383) Richard Spenser
  • (1419) William Horsley
  • 1425–1428 John Cosoun
  • 1435–1460 Roger Legh or Lygh
  • 1461–1475 William Hawkeslowe
  • 1476–1483 Sir Thomas Holme
  • 1483–1516 Roger Machado
  • 1516–1534 Thomas Benolte
  • 1534–1536 Thomas Tonge
  • 1536–1557 Thomas Hawley
  • 1557–1567 William Harvey
  • 1567–1594 Robert Cooke
  • 1594–1597 Richard Lee
  • 1597–1623 William Camden
  • 1623–1635 Sir Richard St George
  • 1635–1646 Sir William Le Neve
  • 1646–1650 Arthur Squibb
  • 1650–1658 Sir Edward Bysshe
  • 1658–1661 William Ryley
  • 1661–1680 Sir Edward Bysshe
  • 1680–1704 Sir Henry St George
  • 1704–1726 Sir John Vanbrugh
  • 1726–1741 Knox Ward
  • 1741–1755 Stephen Martin Leake
  • 1755–1773 Charles Townley
  • 1773–1780 Ralph Bigland
  • 1780–1803 Isaac Heard
  • 1803–1820 George Harrison
  • 1820–1822 Sir George Nayler
  • 1822–1831 Sir Ralph Bigland
  • 1831–1838 Sir William Woods
  • 1838–1839 Sir Edmund Lodge
  • 1839–1846 Joseph Hawker
  • 1846–1848 Francis Martin
  • 1848–1859 James Pulman
  • 1859–1882 Robert Laurie
  • 1882–1894 Walter Aston Blount
  • 1894–1911 George Edward Cokayne
  • 1911–1919 Sir William Henry Weldon
  • 1919–1922 Charles Harold Athill
  • 1922–1926 William Alexander Lindsay
  • 1926–1927 Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee
  • 1928–1954 Sir Arthur William Stuart Cochrane
  • 1954–1955 Archibald George Blomefield Russell
  • 1956–1967 Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong
  • 1968–1978 John Riddell Bromhead Walker
  • 1978–1995 Sir Anthony Richard Wagner
  • 1995–1997 John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little
  • 1997–2010 David Hubert Boothby Chesshyre
  • 2010–present Patric Laurence Dickinson

Coppermine Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Canada)

  • 2003–present Catherine Fitzpatrick

Cowichan Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Canada)

  • 1999–present Graham Anderson

Dauphin Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Canada)

  • 1995–present Robert Pichette

Delhi Herald of Arms Extraordinary (India)

  • 1911 Brigadier-General William Peyton

Dingwall Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is named after the royal burgh of that name. Wagner and London dates him from 1478 to present as member of the Lyon Court.

  • to 1557 David Lindsay (not the poet).
  • 1557–1578 William Henderson
  • 1983–1988 Charles John Burnett
  • 2011–present Yvonne Holton

Endure Pursuivant of Arms (Private: Earl of Crawford & Balcarres)

  • present The Hon. Alexander Walter Lindsay

Falkland Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is from the name of the royal burgh of that name.

  • 1538 John Forsyth
  • 1927–1939 John William Balfour Paul
  • 1952–1953 Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk
  • 1953–1957 Don Pottinger
  • 1957–1958 Malcolm Innes of Edingight

Finlaggan Pursuivant of Arms (Private: Lord Macdonald of Slate)

  • 2005–2009 The Hon. Adam Robert Bruce
  • 2009–present Thomas Miers

Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary (England)

  • present Alastair Andrew Bernard Reibey Bruce of Crionaich

Fraser Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Canada)

  • 1989–present Cathy Bursey-Sabourin

Garioch Pursuivant of Arms (Private: Countess of Mar)

This Scots title is derived from the lordship of that area. This title was used by the Earl of Mar, whom he served.

  • 1975–1986 John George Esq.
  • 1986–2008 David Gordon Allen d'Aldecamb Lumsden, Feudal Baron of Cushnie Lumsden
  • 2008–2013 Hugh David Paul de Laurier Esq.
  • 2013–present Lt-Cmdr Laurence of Mar, MA, FSA Scot, FRSA, RN

Garter Principal King of Arms (England)

This English title is derived from an order name. The Order of the Garter was the main order of England, founded in the 1340s. Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say this herald was created in 1417; it remains in existence as the senior king of arms of English Officers of Arms.

  • 1415–1450 William Bruges
  • 1450–1478 John Smert
  • 1478–1504 John Wrythe
  • 1505–1534 Sir Thomas Wrythe alias Wriothesley Kt, son of John Wrythe
  • 1534–1536 Thomas Wall
  • 1536–1536 Sir Christopher Barker KB
  • 1550–1584 Sir Gilbert Dethick Kt
  • 1584–1586 (vacant)
  • 1586-–1606 Sir William Dethick Kt, son of Gilbert Dethick
  • 1607–1633 Sir William Segar Kt
  • 1633-–1643 Sir John Borough Kt
  • 1643–1644 Sir Henry St George DMed (Oxon)
  • 1645–1677 Sir Edward Walker Kt
  • c1643–1660 Sir Edward Bysshe Kt (intruded)
  • 1677–1686 Sir William Dugdale Kt MA (Oxon)
  • 1686–1703 Sir Thomas St George Kt, son of Henry St George
  • 1703–1715 Sir Henry St George Kt, brother of Tomas St George
  • 1714–1744 John Anstis
  • 1727–1754 John Anstis LLD (Oxon) FSA, son of John Anstis
  • 1754–1773 Stephen Martin Leake FRS FSA
  • 1773–1774 Sir Charles Townley Kt
  • 1774–1780 Thomas Browne
  • 1780–1784 Ralph Bigland
  • 1784–1822 Sir Isaac Heard Kt
  • 1822–1831 Sir George Nayler KH FSA
  • 1831–1838 Sir Ralph Bigland, nephew of Ralph Bigland
  • 1838–1842 Sir William Woods KH FSA
  • 1842–1869 Sir Charles George Young Kt FSA
  • 1869–1904 Sir Albert William Woods GCVO KCB KCMG Kt KGStJ FSA, illegitimate son of William Woods
  • 1904–1918 Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty KCVO Kt KJStJ FSA
  • 1919–1930 Sir Henry Farnham Burke KCVO CB FSA
  • 1930–1944 Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston KCB KCVO Kt KJStJ FSA MA (Camb) LLM (Camb)
  • 1944–1950 Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard KCB KCVO MC TD
  • 1950–1961 The Hon. Sir George Rothe Bellew KCB KCVO Kt KStJ FSA
  • 1961–1978 Sir Anthony Richard Wagner KCB KCVO Kt KStJ FSA FRHistSoc MA (Oxon) DLitt (Oxon)
  • 1978–1992 Sir Alexander Colin Cole KCB KCVO OStJ TD
  • 1992–1995 Sir Conrad Marshall John Fisher Swan KCVO KStJ FSA FZS BA (UWO) MA (UWO) PhD (Camb)
  • 1995–2010 Sir Peter Llewellyn Gwynn-Jones KCVO KStJ FSA MA (Camb)
  • 2010–present Thomas Woodcock CVO DL FSA BA (Durham) LLB (Camb)

Howard Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary (England)

  • 1992–1998 John Henry Bruce Bedells

Islay Herald of Arms in Extraordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is from a noble title. Wagner and London dates this title to 1494. It is a currently available title at the Lyon Court. According to Franklyn & Tanner, a title from the Lyon office, in abeyance since the mid 19th century. This is probably the same as Isle Herald, and is presumably derived from the title of the Lord of the Isles.

  • before 1496 Henry Thomson of Keillour
  • 1569 Peter Thomson
  • 1981–1986 Don Pottinger
  • 2008–? Alastair Campbell of Airds (Office used in Extraordinary)
  • Present: David Sellar (Office used in Extraordinary)

King of Arms of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • 1818–1831 Sir George Nayler
  • 1832 Sir Harris Nicolas
  • 1832–1859 Sir Charles Douglas
  • 1859–1869 Sir Henry Drummond Wolff
  • 1869–1904 Sir Albert Woods
  • 1904–1909 (vacant)
  • 1909–1924 Sir Montagu Ommanney
  • 1925–1938 Sir Frank Swettenham
  • 1938–1952 Lieutenant Colonel Sir William Weigall
  • 1952–1961 Sir Nevile Bland
  • 1961–1975 Sir Frederick Miller
  • 1975–1987 Sir Morrice James
  • 1987–1996 Sir Oliver Wright
  • 1996–2007 Sir Ewen Fergusson
  • 2007–present Sir Jeremy Greenstock

King of Arms of the Order of the British Empire

  • 1918–1928 General Sir Arthur Henry FitzRoy Paget
  • 1929–1947 Admiral Sir Herbert Leopold Heath
  • 1947–1968 Air Marshal Sir Roderick Carr
  • 1968–1983 Lieutenant-General Sir George Gordon-Lennox
  • 1983–1997 Admiral Sir Anthony Morton
  • 1997–2011 Air Chief Marshal Sir Patrick Hine
  • 2011–present Admiral Sir Peter Abbott

Kintyre Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is from the peninsula of Kintyre and a title of the Lord of the Isles (who was also lord of Kintyre). Wikipedia, s.n. Kintyre Pursuivant, asserts that he was originally the personal herald of the Lord of the Isles, ceded to the Crown in 1493. Wagner and London date his appearance as a royal Scottish officer from 1494 to present.

  • 1548 John Forsyth was created Kintyre Pursuivant for life.
  • before 1568 Patrick Davidson, made Ross Herald in 1568
  • 1568 James Purdie
  • 1953–1955 Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk
  • 1955–1971 Charles Jauncey
  • 1986–2000 John Charles Grossmith George

Lancaster Herald of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is from a noble title (the royal duchy of Lancaster). Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say that the title first appears between 1346 and 1348 and that he has been a herald in ordinary in 1464.

  • (1354) Herman (surname unknown)
  • (1358) John (surname unknown)
  • (1366) Nicholas (surname unknown)
  • (1386) Roger Durroit, Esq.
  • (Ric II) Richard Bruges, Esq.
  • (Ric II) Richard Bruges, Esq.
  • (1426) John Ashwell, Esq.
  • (1436) William Boys, Esq.
  • (1447) William Tyndale, Esq.
  • (Edw IV) James Collier or Collyer, Esq.
  • (Edw IV) Richard Ashwell, Esq.
  • (1486) (name unknown)
  • 1509–1526 Thomas Wall, Esq.
  • 1526–1527 William Jennings or Jenys, Esq.
  • 1527–1531 William Fellows, Esq.
  • 1531–1536 Fulk ap Howell, Esq.
  • 1536–1538 Thomas Milner, Esq.
  • 1539–1549 Fulk ap Howell, Esq. (re-instated)
  • 1553–1559 Nicholas Tubman, Esq.
  • 1559–1588 John Cocke, Esq.
  • 1588–1602 Nicholas Paddy, Esq.
  • 1602–1609 Francis Thynne, Esq.
  • 1609–1613 Nicholas Charles, Esq.
  • 1613–1637 William Penson, Esq.
  • 1637–1641 Thomas Thompson, Esq.
  • 1641–1658 William Ryley, Esq.
  • 1658–1660 George Barkham, Esq.
  • 1660–1665 William Ryley, Esq.
  • 1665–1676 Robert Chaloner, Esq.
  • 1676–1689 Francis Sandford, Esq.
  • 1689–1712 Gregory King, Esq.
  • 1712–1713 Rowland Fryth, Esq.
  • 1713–1727 John Hesketh, Esq.
  • 1727–1729 Stephen Martin Leake, Esq.
  • 1729–1743 Charles Greene, Esq.
  • 1743–1761 Thomas Browne, Esq.
  • 1761–1774 Sir Isaac Heard
  • 1774–1781 Thomas Locke, Esq.
  • 1781–1793 Charles, son of Sir Charles Townley
  • 1793–1822 Edmund Lodge, Esq., FSA
  • 1822–1841 Sir George Frederick Beltz KH, FSA
  • 1841–1869 Sir Albert William Woods, GCVO, KCB, KCMG, KGStJ, FSA
  • 1870–1882 George Edward Cokayne, Esq., FSA
  • 1882–1922 Edward Bellasis, Esq.
  • 1922–1954 Archibald George Blomefield Russell, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1954–1968 John Riddell Bromhead Walker, Esq., CVO, MC
  • 1972–1982 Francis Sedley Andrus, Esq., LVO
  • 1982–1995 Peter Llewellyn Gwynn-Jones, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1999–Present Robert John Baptist Noel, Esq.

Linlithgow Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is derived from the name of a royal burgh. Franklyn & Tanner say "a name of office attached to the Lyon Court."

  • 1958–1961 Don Pottinger
  • 1987 Elizabeth Roads
  • 1994 John Malden
  • 2001–2005 John Charles Grossmith George

Lord Lyon King of Arms (Scotland)

This Scots title is derived from a heraldic charge, the lion on the Scottish arms. It appears well before 1400 and continues in use to the present day.

  • before 1399 Unknown
  • c.1399 Henry Greve
  • 1400-1421 Douglas
  • 1437–1450 Alexander Nairne of Sandford
  • 1450–1471 Duncan Dundas of Newliston
  • 1471-1481 The Laird of Woodhead
  • 1481-1489 Unknown
  • 1489-1496 Sir Andrew Murray of Truim
  • 1496–1512 Henry Thomson of Keillour
  • 1512–1519 Sir William Cumming of Inverallochy
  • 1519-1542 Thomas Pettigrew of Magdalensyde
  • 1542–1554 Sir David Lindsay of the Mount
  • 1555–1567 Sir Robert Forman of Luthrie
  • 1568 Sir William Stewart of Luthrie
  • 1568–1591 Sir David Lindsay of Rathillet
  • 1591–1620 Sir David Lindsay of the Mount (Secundus)
  • 1620–1630 Sir Jerome Lindsay of Annatland
  • 1630–1654 Sir James Balfour of Denmilne and Kinnaird, Bart.
  • 1658–1660 Sir James Campbell of Lawers
  • 1660-1663 Sir Alexander Durham of Largo
  • 1663–1677 Sir Charles Erskine of Cambo, Bart.
  • 1677–1726 Sir Alexander Erskine of Cambo, Bart.
  • 1727–1754 Alexander Brodie of that Ilk
  • 1754–1795 John Hooke-Campbell of Bangeston
  • 1795–1796 Robert Boswell of St. Boswells
  • 1796–1804 Robert, Earl of Kinnoull
  • 1804–1866 Thomas, Earl of Kinnoull
  • 1866–1890 George Burnett
  • 1890–1926 Sir James Balfour Paul
  • 1927–1929 George Sitwell Campbell Swinton
  • 1929–1945 Sir Francis James Grant
  • 1945–1969 Sir Thomas Innes of Learney
  • 1969–1981 Sir James Monteith Grant
  • 1981–2001 Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight
  • 2001–2008 Robin Orr Blair
  • 2008–2014 William David Hamilton Sellar
  • 2014–present The Rev. Canon Dr. Joseph Morrow

Maltravers Herald of Arms Extraordinary (England)

This English title is derived from the title of Lord Maltravers, who he originally served in Calais in the 1540s, according to Godfrey. It was later revived as a title for a herald extraordinary.

  • Present John Martin Robinson, MA (St Andrews) DPhil (Oxon) FSA

March Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary (Scotland)

  • 1900s–1923 Sir George Sitwell Campbell-Swinton
  • 1923–1927 Sir Thomas Wolseley Haig

Marchmont Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is derived from the royal castle of that name.

  • before 1512 Sir William Cumyng of Inverallochy
  • 1569 Alexander MacCulloch
  • 1884–1888 John Grant
  • 1925–1939 John Horne Stevenson
  • 1939–1957(?) Lieut Col John William Balfour Paul
  • 1957–1969 James Grant
  • 1969–1971 Thomas Innes of Learney
  • 1971–1981 Malcolm Innes of Edingight
  • 1981–1981 James Grant
  • 1982–1988 Maj David Maitland Maitland-Titterington
  • 2012–present The Hon. Adam Bruce, WS

Miramichi Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Canada)

  • 2003–2008 Karine Constantineau
  • 2009–present Manon Labelle

National Herald (formerly State Herald) of South Africa

  • 1963–1964 Dr Coenraad Beyers
  • 1964–1982 Norden Hartman (1964-1982)
  • 1982–2002 Frederick Brownell (1982-2002)
  • 2002–present Themba Mabaso (2002- )

New Zealand Herald of Arms Extraordinary (New Zealand)

  • 1978–present Phillip Patrick O'Shea

Niagara Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Canada)

  • 1999–present Gordon Macpherson

Norfolk Herald of Arms Extraordinary (England)

This English title is derived from a noble title. This herald in early years sometimes served the duke of Norfolk, but mostly functioned as a royal herald. It is still used as an extraordinary title.

  • Present Maj. David Rankin-Hunt, LVO, MBE, TD

Norroy King of Arms (England)

This English title is locative in origin. Its origin is a bit confused. Forms like Norreys suggest a derivation from Norreis 'inhabitants of northern England' (MED s.n. Norries), which would parallel some early descriptions of Garter as Roy des Anglois 'king of the English.' Other forms, like Norroy, suggest a compound origin of north + roy meaning "king of the north." A mixed form mixing Norreys and roy is even proposed. Whichever is the original derivation, both derivations are clearly accepted quite early, as both sorts of forms are found before 1400.

  • (1276) Peter de Horbury
  • (1338) Andrew
  • 1386–1399 John Othelake
  • 1399–1426 Richard Bruges (L)
  • 1426–1436 John Ashwell (L)
  • 1436–1447 William Boys (L)
  • 1447–1464 William Tyndale (L)
  • 1464–1477 Thomas Holme
  • 1477–1478 John Writhe
  • 1478–1493 John Moore
  • 1493–1493 Roger Machado
  • 1493–1510 Christopher Carlill
  • 1510–1510 Thomas Benolt
  • 1510–1516 John Yonge
  • 1516–1522 Thomas Wall
  • 1522–1522 John Joyner
  • 1522–1534 Thomas Tonge
  • 1534–1536 Thomas Hawley
  • 1536–1536 Sir Christopher Barker
  • 1536–1546 William Fellows
  • 1546–1550 Gilbert Dethick
  • 1550–1557 William Harvey
  • 1557–1562 Lawrence Dalton
  • 1562–1592 William Flower
  • 1592–1593 Edmund Knight
  • 1593–1603 William Segar
  • 1603–1623 Sir Richard St George
  • 1623–1634 Sir John Burroughs
  • 1634–1635 Sir William le Neve
  • 1635–1644 Sir Henry St George
  • 1644–1645 Sir Edward Walker
  • 1646–1658 William Ryley
  • 1658–1660 George Owen
  • 1660–1677 Sir William Dugdale
  • 1677–1680 Sir Henry St George
  • 1680–1686 Sir Thomas St George
  • 1686–1700 Sir John Dugdale
  • 1700–1704 Robert Devenish
  • 1704–1729 Peter Le Neve
  • 1729–1741 Stephen Leake
  • 1741–1751 John Cheale
  • 1751–1756 Sir Charles Townley
  • 1756–1761 William Oldys
  • 1761–1773 Thomas Brown
  • 1773–1774 Ralph Bigland
  • 1774–1780 Sir Isaac Heard
  • 1780–1781 Peter Dore
  • 1781–1784 Thomas Locke
  • 1784–1803 George Harrison
  • 1803–1822 Sir Ralph Bigland
  • 1822–1838 Edmund Lodge
  • 1838–1839 Joseph Hawker
  • 1839–1846 Francis Martin
  • 1846–1858 James Pulman
  • 1848–1849 Edward Howard-Gibbon
  • 1849–1859 Robert Laurie
  • 1859–1882 Walter Blount
  • 1882–1894 George Cokayne
  • 1894–1911 Sir William Weldon
  • 1911–1919 Sir Henry Burke
  • 1919–1919 Charles Athill
  • 1919–1922 William Lindsay
  • 1922–1926 Gordon Lee
  • 1926–1928 Sir Arthur Cochrane
  • 1928–1930 Sir Gerald Wollaston
  • 1931–1943 Sir Algar Howard
  • 1943–present (combined with Ulster)

Norroy and Ulster King of Arms (England and Northern Ireland)

  • before 1943 Norroy and Ulster were separate offices
  • 1943–1944 Sir Algar Howard
  • 1944–1957 Sir Gerald Wollaston
  • 1957–1966 Aubrey Toppin
  • 1966–1971 Richard Graham-Vivian
  • 1971–1980 Sir Walter Verco
  • 1980–1995 John Brooke-Little
  • 1995–1997 Hubert Chesshyre
  • 1997–2010 Thomas Woodcock
  • 2010–2010 Patric Laurence Dickinson
  • 2010–2014 Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld
  • 2014–present Timothy Duke

Orkney Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is from the Orkney Isles or the creation of the Earls of Orkney. It was probably created in late period.

  • 2001–present Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight, KCVO

Ormond Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is named after a noble title (probably that given to a younger son of the king in 1476). Ormonde was a title in the Lyon office before the nineteenth century. Wagner and London date use of this title to 1488. Electrum observes, "It should be noted that while this is not currently is use at Lyon Court, it is available for use if so desired by a new officer."

  • 2009–present Mark Dennis

Outaouais Herald of Arms Emeritus (Canada)

  • 2000–present Auguste Vachon

Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is derived from a heraldic charge. According to Chesshyre & Ailes (1986), this title was instituted by Henry VII, he has remained a pursuivant in ordinary since then.

  • (Hen VII) James Videt
  • (Hen VII) Ralph Lagysse
  • 1516–1549 Robert Fayery or Fairy
  • 1550–1553 Richard Withers
  • 1553–1559 John Cocke
  • 1559–1559 Edward Merlin
  • 1559–1567 Ralph Langman
  • 1567–1571 Robert Glover
  • 1571–1585 Richard Lee
  • 1585–1588 William Segar
  • 1588–1597 Thomas Lant
  • 1597–1619 Samuel Thompson
  • 1619–1625 Philip Holland
  • 1625–1633 Thomas Preston
  • 1633–1660 John Beauchamp
  • 1660–1663 John Wingfield
  • From 1663 Thomas Holdford
  • (Ja II) Thomas Holford, jun.
  • From 1689 Laurence Cromp
  • (Will III) John Hesketh
  • 1713–1718 Thomas Wightwick
  • 1718–1746 Richard Mawson
  • 1746–1780 Peter Toms
  • 1780–1817 John-Doddington Forth
  • 1817–1822 George Frederick Beltz
  • 1822–1838 James Pulman, Esq.
  • 1838–1841 Sir Albert William Woods, GCVO, KCB, KCMG, KGStJ, FSA
  • 1841–1878 George William Collen, Esq.
  • 1878–1882 Arthur Staunton Larken, Esq.
  • 1883–1894 William Alexander Lindsay, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 7 April 1894 – 1913 Thomas Morgan Joseph-Watkin, Esq.[3]
  • 1913–1922 Keith William Murray, Esq., FSA
  • 1922–1926 The Hon. Sir George Rothe Bellew, KCB, KCVO, FSA
  • 1926–1931 Alfred Butler, Esq., MVO, MC, FSA
  • 1931–1943 Sir Anthony Richard Wagner, KCB, KCVO, DLitt, FSA
  • 1949–1957 Charles Murray Kennedy St Clair, 17th Lord Sinclair, CVO
  • 1957–1966 Sir Alexander Colin Cole, KCB, KCVO, TD, FSA
  • 1970–1980 Michael Maclagan, Esq., CVO, FSA, FRHistS
  • 1981–1992 Peter Brotherton Spurrier, Esq.
  • 1992–1999 William George Hunt, Esq., TD
  • 2012–present The Hon. Christopher Fletcher-Vane

Richmond Herald of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is derived from a noble title (the earls and later dukes of Richmond). Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say that between 1421 and 1485 this title was used as a herald to the dukes and earls holding the Honour of Richmond. From 1485 to 1510, it was a English royal King of Arms. Since 1510, it was a herald in Ordinary in the College of Arms.

  • (1430) Peter Bouchard, Esq.
  • (Hen VI) Thomas More, Esq.
  • (Edw IV) William Brereton, Esq.
  • (1473) Thomas Griffin, Esq.
  • (1485) Roger Machado, Esq.
  • (1485) Roger Machado, Esq.
  • 1498–1510 Robert Browne, Esq.
  • 1511–1522 John Joyner, Esq.
  • 1522–1536 Christopher Barker, Esq.
  • 1536–1540 John Narboone, Esq.
  • 1540–1547 Gilbert Dethick, Esq.
  • 1547–1557 Lawrence Dalton, Esq.
  • 1557–1566 Nicholas Narboone, Esq.
  • 1566–1585 Hugh Cotgrave, Esq.
  • 1585–1597 Richard Lee, Esq.
  • 1597–1597 William Camden, Esq.
  • 1597–1615 John Raven, Esq.
  • 1615–1635 Sir Henry St George
  • 1635–1660 George Mainwaring, Esq.
  • 1660–1677 Sir Henry St George
  • 1677–1704 Henry Dethick, Esq.
  • 1704–1707 John Hare, Esq., FSA
  • 1707–1721 Peter Le Neve, Esq.
  • 1721–1722 Robert Dale, Esq.
  • 1722–1737 Charles Whinyates, Esq.
  • 1737–1755 James Lane, Esq.
  • 1755–1763 Francis Grose, FAS
  • 1763–1764 Henry Pugolas, Jun., Esq.
  • 1764–1780 Peter Dore, Esq.
  • 1780–1803 Ralph Bigland the Younger, Esq.
  • 1803–1838 Joseph Hawker, Esq.
  • 1838–1846 James Pulman, Esq.
  • 1846–1873 Matthew Charles Howard-Gibbon, Esq.
  • 1873–1882 Henry Harrington Molyneux-Seel, Esq.
  • 1882–1889 Arthur Staunton Larken, Esq.
  • 1889–1919 Charles Harold Athill, Esq., MVO, FSA
  • 1919–1928 Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, KCB, KCVO
  • 1928–1942 Henry Robert Charles Martin, Esq., FSA
  • 1943–1961 Sir Anthony Richard Wagner, KCB, KCVO, DLitt, FSA
  • 1962–1967 Robin Ian Evelyn Milne Stuart de la Lanne-Mirrlees, Esq.
  • 1967–1980 John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1980–1989 Michael Maclagan, Esq., CVO, FSA, FRHistS
  • 1989–2010 Patric Laurence Dickinson, Esq., LVO
  • 2010–present Clive Edwin Alexander Cheesman, Esq., PhD

Rideau Herald of Arms Emeritus (Canada)

  • 2007–present Robert D. Watt, L.V.O

Ross Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is derived from the name of an earldom. Franklyn & Tanner say "a name of office formerly employed in Scotland." Wagner and London indicates this title was first used in 1475. This title is currently a filled office at the Court of the Lord Lyon.

  • 1540–1555 Sir Robert Forman of Luthrie
  • 1556–1560 Alexander Ross
  • 1561–1567 Sir William Stewart
  • 1568 Patrick Davidson, promoted from Kintyre Pursuivant
  • 1623 James Workman
  • 1687–1724 Henry Fraser
  • 1724–1746 Roderick Chalmers
  • 1746–1765 John Teulon
  • before 1907–1925 Andrew Ross
  • 1988–present Charles John Burnett

Rothesay Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is derived from the dukedom conferred to the son of king Robert III in 1398. It is also the name of a castle and the surrounding town. Wagner and London say that this Scottish herald has been from 1398 to present attached to the Lyon Court.

  • before 1568 Sir David Lindsay of Rathillet
  • 1569 John Forman
  • 1898–1929 Sir Francis James Grant
  • 1929–1939 Sir John Mackintosh Norman MacLeod, Bt.
  • 1939–1981 Harold Andrew Balvaird Lawson
  • 1986–present Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw

Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is derived from a heraldic charge, the cross of Saint Gorge, a symbol of England. Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say that the first recorded evidence of this officer in ordinary is in 1418-19; he has remained an officer in ordinary since.

  • (Henry IV) Nicholas Serby
  • (Henry IV) Richard Boys
  • (Henry V) Giles Waster
  • (Henry V) Roger Legh or Lygh
  • (Henry V) John Writhe
  • (1422) John Mowbray
  • (Henry VI) Robert Ashwell
  • (Henry VI) James Billett
  • (Henry VI) John Mallett
  • (Henry VI) Robert Dunham
  • (Henry VI) Richard Ashwell
  • (Henry VI) John Ballard
  • (Henry VI) Thomas Holme
  • (Henry VI) John More
  • (Edward IV) William Carlill
  • (Edward IV) Roger Stanford
  • (Edward IV) Richard Slacke
  • (Edward IV) John Water or Walter
  • (Edward IV) Thomas Benolt
  • (Edward IV) Thomas Waters
  • (Edward IV) Robert Browne
  • (Edward IV) William Jenyns
  • (Edward IV) Thomas Tonge
  • (1484) George Berry
  • (1485) Richard Greenwood
  • (1492) (name unknown)
  • 1505–1509 William Wriothesley
  • 1509–1515 Thomas Hawley
  • 1515–1520 Laurence de la Gatta
  • 1521–1521 Thomas Wall
  • 1524–1535 Charles Wriothesley
  • 1535–1538 Bartholomew Butler
  • 1538–1540 Thomas Stevenson
  • 1540–1541 Gilbert Dethick
  • 1541–1543 Justinian Barker
  • 1543–1546 William Flower
  • 1546–1547 Lawrence Dalton
  • (Edward VI) Simon Newbald
  • 1551–1553 Nicholas Tubman
  • 1553–1566 Henry Cotgrove
  • 1566–1569 William Dethick
  • 1569–1580 Thomas Dawes
  • 1580–1592 Ralph Brooke
  • 1592–1604 Thomas Knight
  • 1604–1619 William Wyrley
  • 1619–1621 John Guillim
  • 1621–1624 Augustine Vincent
  • 1624–1626 John Bradshaw
  • 1626–1637 George Owen
  • 1637–1638 Edward Walker
  • 1638–1639 Henry Lilly
  • 1639– William Dugdale
  • (intruded) Robert Browne
  • (intruded) Everard Exton
  • 1660–1677 Henry Dethick, Esq.
  • 1677–1686 Henry Ball
  • 1686–1688 Charles Mawson
  • 1688– Samuel Stebbing
  • (Anne) Peter Le Neve
  • (Anne) John Bound
  • 1722–1725 Richard Graham
  • 1725–1751 John Pomfret
  • 1751–1752 Alexander Cozens
  • 1752?–1773 Henry Hastings
  • 1773–1777 John Charles Brooke, Esq., FSA
  • 1777–1784 Francis Townsend
  • 1784–1794 John Atkinson
  • 1794–1803 Joseph Hawker
  • 1803–1823 William Radclyffe
  • 1823–1839 Robert Laurie
  • 1839–1854 William Courthope
  • 1854–1866 James Robinson Planché
  • 1866–1872 John von Sonnentag de Havilland
  • 1872–1880 Stephen Isaacson Tucker
  • 1880–1887 Sir Henry Farnham Burke, KCVO, CB, FSA
  • 1887–1904 George William Marshall, Esq., LLD, FSA
  • 1904–1915 Sir Arthur William Stuart Cochrane, KCVO
  • 1915–1922 Archibald George Blomefield Russell, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1922–1928 Henry Robert Charles Martin, Esq., FSA
  • 1928–1941 Philip Walter Kerr, Esq., MVO, FSA
  • 1947–1954 John Riddell Bromhead Walker, Esq., CVO, MC
  • 1954–1960 Sir Walter John George Verco, KCVO
  • 1961–1967 Rodney Dennys, Esq., CVO, OBE, FSA
  • 1970–1978 (David) Hubert Boothby Chesshyre, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1978–1982 Thomas Woodcock, Esq., LVO, FSA
  • 1983–1993 Sir Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld, Bt.
  • 1995–2004 David Vines White, Esq.
  • 2013–present John Michael Allen-Petrie, Esq.

Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (Wales)

This English title is derived from a heraldic charge, the red dragon badge of Wales. Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say that this title was created by Henry VII in 1485; he has remained an officer in ordinary since then.

  • (Hen VII) William Tyndale or Tendale
  • (Hen VII/Hen VIII) Thomas Bysley
  • (1521) William Hasyng or Hastings
  • 1530–1536 Thomas Mylner or Milner or Miller
  • 1536–1539 Fulk ap Howell
  • 1539–1553 Martin Maroffe
  • 1553–1564 William Colbarne or Cowarne
  • 1564–1574 Edmund Knight
  • 1574–1588 Nicholas Paddy
  • 1588–1597 John Raven
  • 1597–1618 William Smith
  • 1618–1624 John Philipot
  • 1624–1638 Thomas Thompson
  • 1638–1661 William Crowne
  • 1661–1676 Francis Sandford
  • 1676–1677 Thomas May
  • 1677–1689 Gregory King
  • 1689– Peers Mauduit
  • (Will III) Hugh Clopton
  • (Will III) John Hare
  • 1704– Dudley Downs
  • (Geo I) Arthur Shepherd
  • 1756–1758 Henry Hill
  • 1758–1763 Thomas Sherrif
  • 1763–1774 Thomas Locke
  • 1774–1780 Ralph Bigland, jun
  • 1780–1786 Benjamin Pingo
  • 1786–1797 James Monson Philips
  • 1797–1813 James Cathrow
  • 1813–1820 Charles George Young
  • 1820–1833 Francis Townsend
  • 1833–1833 James Rock
  • 1833–1848 Thomas William King
  • 1848–1859 Edward Stephen Dendy
  • 1859–1870 George Edward Cokayne, Esq., FSA
  • 1870–1880 Sir William Henry Weldon, KCVO, FSA
  • 1880–1886 Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty, KCVO, KJStJ, FSA
  • 1886–1893 Sir Albert William Woods, GCVO, KCB, KCMG, KGStJ, FSA
  • 1893–1911 Everard Green, Esq., FSA
  • 1911–1919 Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard, KCB, KCVO, MC, TD
  • 1919–1922 Lt. Alexander Warren Drury Mitton
  • 1922–1926 Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong, MVO
  • 1926–1941 Eric Neville Geijer, Esq., MC, FSA
  • 1946–1951 Michael Roger Trappes-Lomax, Esq., FSA
  • 1952–1962 Robin Ian Evelyn Milne Stuart de la Lanne-Mirrlees, Esq.
  • 1962–1968 Sir Conrad Marshall John Fisher Swan, KCVO, PhD, FSA
  • 1970–1978 Theobald Mathew, Esq.
  • 1978–1989 Patric Laurence Dickinson, Esq.
  • 1989–1995 Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke, Esq.
  • 1998–2010 Clive Edwin Alexander Cheesman, Esq., PhD

Rouge Herald of Arms Extraordinary (Canada)

  • 2006–present Roger Alexander Lindsay

Saguenay Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Canada)

  • 1997–2000 Claire Boudreau
  • 2000–2008 Bruce Patterson
  • 2009 Karine Constantineau
  • 2009–2013 Forrest Pass
  • 2014–present Samy Khalid

Saint-Laurent Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Canada)

  • 1988–2000 Auguste Vachon
  • 2000–2007 Claire Boudreau
  • 2008–present Bruce Patterson

Slains Pursuivant of Arms (Private: Earl of Erroll)

This Scottish title is derived from the name of a castle belonging to the Earls of Errol, who are the hereditary holders of the office of Lord High Constable of Scotland. Franklyn & Tanner say "an officer of arms maintained by the Lord High Constable of Scotland." Wagner and London indicate that title was first used in 1404. It was revived in modern times and is currently in use.

  • 1948–1970 Michael Maclagan
  • 1970–1978 Peregrine Moncreiffe
  • 1978–1981 Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw
  • 1981–2009 Peter Drummond-Murray of Mastrick
  • 2009–present John Stirling, Solicitor

Snawdoun Herald of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is derived from the name of a royal castle. Franklyn & Tanner say "a name of office formerly employed in Scotland...." While not currently occupied, this title is available should a new herald choose it.

  • before 1542 Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount
  • 1560, 1569 John Patterson
  • 1672 Andrew Grierson
  • 2010–present Elizabeth A. Roads

Somerset Herald of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is derived from a noble title. Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say he first appears as a private herald to the Duke of Somerset in 1448-49, and is a royal herald from circa 1485 to 1525. A private herald again for the Duke of Somerset from 1525 to 1536, he became a royal herald in ordinary in 1536, and remains so today.

  • (1493) John Young, Esq.
  • (1511) John Ponde, Esq.
  • (1511) John Ponde, Esq.
  • (1528) William Hastings, Esq.
  • (1536) Thomas Traheyron or Trahern, Esq.
  • 1536-1542 Thomas Traheyron or Trahern, Esq.
  • 1543–1545 Richard Radcliffe, Esq.
  • 1545–1551 William Harvey, Esq.
  • 1551–1571 Edmond Atkynson, Esq.
  • 1571–1588 Robert Glover, Esq.
  • 1589–1597 William Segar, Esq.
  • 1597–1624 Robert Treswell, Esq.
  • 1624–1645 John Philipot
  • ? William Crowne, Esq.
  • 1657–1658 George Owen, Esq.
  • 1658–1660 Henry Bysshe, Esq.
  • 1660–1680 Sir Thomas St George
  • 1680–1700 Francis Burghill, Esq.
  • 1700–1720 Samuel Stebbing Esq.
  • 1720–1759 John Warburton, Esq., FRS, FSA
  • 1759–1773 Ralph Bigland
  • 1773–1777 Henry Hastings, Esq.
  • 1777–1794 John Charles Brooke, Esq, FSA
  • 1794–1813 John Atkinson, Esq.
  • 1813–1854 James Cathrow, Esq.
  • 1854–1866 William Courthope, Esq.
  • 1866–1872 James Robinson Planché, Esq., FSA
  • 1880–1887 Stephen Isaacson Tucker, Esq.
  • 1887–1911 Sir Henry Farnham Burke, KCVO, CB, FSA
  • 1911–1926 Everard Green, Esq., FSA
  • 1926–1950 Hon. Sir George Rothe Bellew, KCB, KCVO, FSA
  • 1951–1967 Michael Roger Trappes-Lomax, Esq., FSA
  • 1967–1982 Rodney Dennys, Esq., CVO, OBE, FSA
  • 1982–1997 Thomas Woodcock, Esq., LVO, FSA
  • 2004–present David Vines White, Esq.

Surrey Herald of Arms Extraordinary (England)

  • 1856–? Edward Stephen Dendy

Ulster King of Arms (Ireland)

This English title is from a region in Ireland. Godrey indicates that from 1552-1558 this was an English officer of arms. Thereafter (from other sources, this office was moved to Dublin where it remained an Irish office until 1943. In 1943 it was returned to England and attached to Norroy KoA, giving the new office title as "Norroy and Ulster King of Arms."

  • 1552–1566 Bartholomew W. Butler, Esq.
  • 1566–1588 Nicholas Narbon, Esq.
  • 1588–1597 Christopher Ussher, Esq.
  • 1597–1629 Daniel Molyneux, Esq.
  • 1629–1633 Daniel Molyneux and Adam Ussher, Esq.
  • 1633–1655 Thomas Preston, Esq.
  • 1655–1660 Sir Richard Carney
  • 1660–1683 Sir Richard St George
  • 1683–1698 Sir Richard Carney and George Wallis, Esq.
  • 1698–1722 William Hawkins, Esq.
  • 1722–1759 William Hawkins and John Hawkins, Esq.
  • 1759–1765 James McCulloch, Esq.
  • 1765–1787 William Hawkins, Esq.
  • 1787–1788 Gerald Fortescue, Esq.
  • 1788–1820 Rear Admiral Sir Chichester Fortescue
  • 1820–1853 Sir William Betham
  • 1853–1892 Sir Bernard Burke
  • 1893–1908 Sir Arthur Vicars
  • 1908–1940 Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson
  • 1940–1943 (vacant, duties performed by Thomas Ulick Sadleir (Deputy Ulster)
  • 1943–present (combined with Norroy)

Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (Scotland)

This Scottish title is derived from the name of a heraldic charge. A unicorn has long been used as a royal badge in Scotland.

  • 1860–? Stuart Moodie Livingstone
  • 1902–1925 John Horne Stevenson
  • 1935–1929 Sir John Mackintosh Norman MacLeod, 2nd Baronet
  • 1929–1939 Harold Andrew Balvaird Lawson
  • 1939–1953 Gordon Dalyell of the Binns
  • 1955–1961 Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk
  • 1961–1981 Don Pottinger[4]
  • 1981–1986 Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw
  • 1986–2008 Alastair Campbell of Airds
  • 2008–2012 The Hon. Adam Bruce
  • 2012–present John Malden

Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary (England)

This English heraldic title is derived from a princely title traditionally given to the heir to the English throne. Franklyn & Tanner say "a name of office employed during the last decade of the XIV century and revived as an 'extraordinary,' 1963." Godfrey indicates that this title was created in 1393.

  • 1963–1993 Francis Jones CVO, TD, DL, FSA, KStJ
  • 1994–2010 Michael Siddons FSA
  • 2010–present Thomas Lloyd OBE, DL, FSA

Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is after the castle belonging to the kings of English (and also used as a royal byname by Edward III, who was king when this title was created. Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say that this title was created as a royal herald in the mid-fourteenth century (the 1364 citation below is the first clear appearance, though it may not be the first creation of a herald of this title). He became a herald in ordinary in 1418-19, and remains so today.

  • (Edw III) Andrew (surname unknown)
  • (1366) Stephen (surname unknown)
  • (Hen VI) Thomas More, Esq.
  • (Hen VI) Robert Ashwell, Esq.
  • (Edw IV) John Ferrant, Esq.
  • (Edw IV) John Ballard, Esq.
  • 1461–1468 Thomas Holme, Esq.
  • 1468–1486 John More, Esq.
  • 1486–1502 Richard Slacke, Esq.
  • 1504–1510 Thomas Benolte, Esq.
  • 1510–1524 Francis Dyes, Esq.
  • 1524–1529 Thomas Wall, Esq., jun
  • 1529–1565 Charles Wriothesley
  • 1565–1583 Richard Turpin, Esq.
  • 1583–1597 Nicholas Dethick, Esq.
  • 1597–1602 Thomas Lant, Esq.
  • 1602–1604 Richard St George, Esq.
  • 1617–1624 Samuel Thompson, Esq.
  • 1624–1626 Augustine Vincent, Esq.
  • 1626–1633 John Bradshaw, Esq.
  • 1633–1660 Edward Norgate, Esq.
  • 1660–1675 Elias Ashmole, Esq.
  • 1676–1686 John Dugdale, Esq.
  • 1686–1687 Henry Ball, Esq.
  • 1687–1690 Thomas Holdford Esq.
  • 1690–1726 Peers Mauduit, Esq.
  • 1726–1736 James Whorwood Esq.
  • 1736–1746 John Kettle, Esq., FSA
  • 1746–1746 Richard Mawson, Esq.
  • 1746–1757 Thomas Thornborough Esq.
  • 1757–1774 Henry Hill, Esq., FSA
  • 1774–1784 George Harrison, Esq.
  • 1784–1819 Francis Townsend, Esq., FSA
  • 1819–1839 Francis Martin, Esq.
  • 1839–1849 Robert Laurie, Esq.
  • 1849–1880 George Harrison Rogers-Harrison, Esq.
  • 1880–1894 Sir William Henry Weldon, KCVO, FSA
  • 1894–1919 William Alexander Lindsay, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1919–1931 Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard, KCB, KCVO, MC, TD
  • 1931–1946 Alfred Butler, Esq., MVO, MC, FSA
  • 1947–1966 Richard Preston Graham-Vivian, Esq., MVO, MC
  • 1966–1978 Sir Alexander Colin Cole, KCB, KCVO, TD, FSA
  • 1978–1997 Theobald Mathew, Esq., MA
  • 1999–present William George Hunt, Esq., TD

York Herald of Arms in Ordinary (England)

This English title is from the royal duchy of York. Chesshyre & Ailes (1986) say that the first reliable written evidence of this officer is in 1484, though it may have existed a century earlier. He has remained a royal herald in ordinary since then.

  • (Edw IV) Henry French or Franke, Esq.
  • (Edw IV) Thomas Hollingworth, Esq.
  • (1484) John Water, Esq.
  • (Hen VII) Rowland Playnford, Esq.
  • (Hen VII) John Mynne, Esq.
  • 1509–1513 William Writhe or Wriothesley, Esq.
  • 1513–1522 Thomas Tonge, Esq.
  • 1522–1528 Ralph Lagysse, Esq.
  • 1528–1530 Thomas Bysley, Esq.
  • 1530–1538 Allan Dagnall, Esq.
  • 1538–1553 Bartholomew Butler, Esq.
  • 1553–1564 Martin Maroffe, Esq.
  • 1564–1567 William Colborne, Esq.
  • 1567–1570 Ralph Langman, Esq.
  • 1570–1587 William Dethick, Esq.
  • 1587–1593 Humphry Hales, Esq.
  • 1593–1625 Ralph Brooke, Esq.
  • 1625–1633 William Le Neve, Esq.
  • 1633–? George Owen, Esq.
  • (1658) (intruded)
  • 1660–1663 George Owen, Esq.
  • 1663–1675 John Wingfield, Esq.
  • 1675–1700 Robert Devenish, Esq.
  • 1700–1717 Laurence Cromp, Esq., concurrently held the office of Carolina Herald
  • 1717–1722 Thomas Whitwick, Esq.
  • 1722–1735 Philip Jones, Esq., FSA
  • 1735–1753 Charles Townley, Esq.
  • 1753–1786 George Fletcher, Esq.
  • 1786–1794 Benjamin Pingo, Esq.
  • 1794–1820 George Nayler Esq., FAS
  • 1820–1842 Charles George Young, Esq.
  • 1842–1848 Edward Howard Howard-Gibbon, Esq.
  • 1848–1872 Thomas William King, Esq., FSA
  • 1872–1886 John von Sonnentag de Havilland, Esq., FSA
  • 1886–1904 Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty, KCVO, KStJ, FSA
  • 1904–1905 George William Marshall, Esq., LLD, FSA
  • 1905–1922 Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee, Esq., CB, CVO
  • 1923–1932 Hon. Philip Plantagenet Cary, FSA
  • 1932–1957 Aubrey John Toppin, Esq., CVO, FSA
  • 1957–1968 Charles Murray Kennedy St Clair, 17th Lord Sinclair, CVO
  • 1968–1992 Sir Conrad Marshall John Fisher Swan, KCVO, PhD, FSA
  • 1992–1993 Peter Brotherton Spurrier, Esq.
  • 1993–2010 Sir Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld, Bt.
  • 2010–2012 (vacant)
  • 2012–present Michael Peter Desmond O'Donoghue, Esq.

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