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Richmond Herald of Arms in Ordinary is an officer of arms of the College of Arms in England. From 1421 to 1485, Richmond was a herald to John, Duke of Bedford, George, Duke of Clarence, and Henry, Earl of Richmond, all of whom held the Honour (estate) of Richmond. However, on the accession of Henry as Henry VII of England in 1485, Richmond became a king of arms and remained so until 1510, when the office became that of a herald in ordinary of the Crown. The badge of office is a red rose of Lancaster dimidiating the white rose en soleil of York, ensigned by the royal crown. Although this device has all the characteristics of a Tudor invention, it is likely to be of fairly recent derivation.

Richmond Herald
Badge of the Richmond Herald.svg
The heraldic badge of Richmond Herald of Arms in Ordinary
 
Heraldic traditionGallo-British
JurisdictionEngland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Governing bodyCollege of Arms

The current Richmond Herald of Arms in Ordinary is Clive Cheesman.

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Holders of the officeEdit

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref
Herald of John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford
Peter Bouchard, Esq. (1430)
  Thomas More, Esq. (Henry VI)
Herald of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence
William Brereton, Esq. (Edward IV)
Thomas Griffin, Esq. (1473)
Herald of Henry Tudor, 2nd Earl of Richmond
  Roger Machado, Esq. (1485)
Lancaster Herald of Arms in Ordinary
  Robert Browne, Esq. 1498–1510
  John Joyner, Esq. 1511–1522
  Christopher Barker, Esq. 1522–1536
  John Narboone, Esq. 1536–1540
  Gilbert Dethick, Esq. 1540–1547
  Lawrence Dalton, Esq. 1547–1557
  Nicholas Narboone, Esq. 1557–1566
  Hugh Cotgrave, Esq. 1566–1585
  Richard Lee, Esq. 1585–1597
  William Camden, Esq. 1597–1597
  John Raven, Esq. 1597–1615
  Sir Henry St George 1615–1635
  George Mainwaring, Esq. 1635–1660
  Henry St George 1660–1677
  Henry Dethick, Esq. 1677–1704
  John Hare, Esq., FSA 1704–1707
  Peter Le Neve, Esq. 1707–1721
  Robert Dale, Esq. 1721–1722 [1]
Charles Whinyates, Esq. 1722–1737 [2]
James Lane, Esq. 1738–1755 [3]
  Francis Grose, FAS 1755–1763
  Henry Pujolas, Jun., Esq. 1763–1764 [4]
  Peter Dore, Esq. 1764–1780
  Ralph Bigland Esq. 1780–1803 [5]
  Joseph Hawker, Esq. 1803–1838 [6]
  James Pulman, Esq. 1838–1846 [7]
  Matthew Charles Howard-Gibbon, Esq. 1846–1873 [8]
  Henry Harrington Molyneux-Seel, Esq. 1873–1882 [9]
  Arthur Staunton Larken, Esq. 1882–1889 [10]
  Charles Harold Athill, Esq., MVO, FSA 1889–1919 [11]
  Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, KCB, KCVO 1919–1928 [12]
  Henry Robert Charles Martin, Esq., FSA 1928–1942 [13]
  Sir Anthony Richard Wagner, KCB, KCVO, DLitt, FSA 1943–1961
  Robin Ian Evelyn Milne Stuart de la Lanne-Mirrlees, Esq. 1962–1967 [14]
  John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little, Esq., CVO, FSA 1967–1980 [15]
  Michael Maclagan, Esq., CVO, FSA, FRHistS 1980–1989 [16]
  Patric Dickinson, Esq., LVO 1989–2010 [17]
  Clive Edwin Alexander Cheesman, Esq., PhD 2010–Present [18]

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ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ "No. 5957". The London Gazette. 20 May 1721. p. 1.
  2. ^ "No. 7695". The London Gazette. 22 April 1738. p. 1.
  3. ^ "No. 7695". The London Gazette. 22 April 1738. p. 1.
  4. ^ "No. 10296". The London Gazette. 15 March 1763. p. 1.
  5. ^ "No. 12072". The London Gazette. 4 April 1780. p. 1.
  6. ^ "No. 15581". The London Gazette. 3 May 1803. p. 526.
  7. ^ "No. 19639". The London Gazette. 24 July 1838. p. 1667.
  8. ^ "No. 20598". The London Gazette. 24 April 1846. p. 1484.
  9. ^ "No. 24033". The London Gazette. 11 November 1873. p. 4902.
  10. ^ "No. 25153". The London Gazette. 6 October 1882. p. 4507.
  11. ^ "No. 25951". The London Gazette. 5 July 1889. p. 3612.
  12. ^ "No. 13411". The Edinburgh Gazette. 4 March 1919. p. 1039.
  13. ^ "No. 33410". The London Gazette. 7 July 1928. p. 5309.
  14. ^ "No. 42854". The London Gazette. 11 December 1962. p. 9648.
  15. ^ "No. 44298". The London Gazette. 27 April 1967. p. 4677.
  16. ^ "No. 48255". The London Gazette. 18 July 1980. p. 10239.
  17. ^ "No. 51630". The London Gazette. 30 January 1989. p. 1187.
  18. ^ "No. 59387". The London Gazette. 12 April 2010. p. 6285.
Bibliography
  • The College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street : being the sixteenth and final monograph of the London Survey Committee, Walter H. Godfrey, assisted by Sir Anthony Wagner, with a complete list of the officers of arms, prepared by H. Stanford London, (London, 1963)
  • A History of the College of Arms &c, Mark Noble, (London, 1804)

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