Rouge Croix Pursuivant

Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary is a junior officer of arms of the College of Arms. He is said to be the oldest of the four pursuivants in ordinary. The office is named after St George's Cross which has been a symbol of England since the time of the Crusades.

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

The post is currently vacant.

Holders of the officeEdit

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref
Nicholas Serby (Henry IV)
  Richard Boys (Henry IV)
Giles Waster (Henry V)
  Roger Legh or Lygh (Henry V)
  John Writhe (Henry V)
John Mowbray (1422)
  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 (Henry VI)
  William Carlill (Edward IV)
  Roger Stamford (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 (Edward IV)
George Berry (1484)
Richard Greenwood (1485)
(name unknown) (1492)
  William Wriothesley 1505–1509
  Thomas Hawley 1509–1515
Laurence de la Gatta 1515–1520
  Thomas Wall 1521–1521
  Charles Wriothesley 1524–1535
  Bartholomew Butler 1535–1538
Thomas Stevenson 1538–1540
  Gilbert Dethick 1540–1541
  Justinian Barker 1541–1543
  William Flower 1543–1546
  Lawrence Dalton 1546–1547
Simon Newbald (Edward VI)
Nicholas Tubman 1551–1553
  Henry Cotgrove 1553–1566
  William Dethick 1566–1569
Thomas Dawes 1569–1580
  Ralph Brooke 1580–1592
  Thomas Knight 1592–1604
William Wyrley 1604–1619
John Guillim 1619–1621
  Augustine Vincent 1621–1624
  John Bradshaw 1624–1626
  George Owen 1626–1637
  Edward Walker 1637–1638
Henry Lilly 1638–1639
  William Dugdale 1639–?
  Robert Browne (intruded)
Everard Exton (intruded)
  Henry Dethick, Esq. 1660–1677
Henry Ball 1677–1686
  Charles Mawson 1686–1688
  Samuel Stebbing 1688–?
  Peter Le Neve (Anne)
John Bound (Anne)
Richard Graham 1722–1725
John Pomfret 1725–1751
Alexander Cozens 1751–1752
  Henry Hastings 1752?–1773
  John Charles Brooke, Esq., FSA 1773–1777
Francis Townsend 1777–1784 [1]
  John Atkinson 1784–1794
  Joseph Hawker 1794–1803 [2]
William Radclyffe 1803–1823 [3]
  Robert Laurie 1823–1839 [4]
  William Courthope 1839–1854 [5]
  James Robinson Planché 1854–1866 [6]
  John von Sonnentag de Havilland 1866–1872 [7]
  Stephen Isaacson Tucker 1872–1880 [8]
  Sir Henry Farnham Burke, KCVO, CB, FSA 1880–1887 [9]
  George William Marshall, Esq., LLD, FSA 1887–1904 [10]
  Sir Arthur William Stuart Cochrane, KCVO 1904–1915 [11]
  Archibald George Blomefield Russell, Esq., CVO, FSA 1915–1922 [12]
  Henry Robert Charles Martin, Esq., FSA 1922–1928 [13]
Philip Walter Kerr, Esq., MVO, FSA 1928–1941
  John Riddell Bromhead Walker, Esq., CVO, MC 1947–1954
  Sir Walter John George Verco, KCVO 1954–1960
  Rodney Dennys, Esq., CVO, OBE, FSA 1961–1967 [14]
  (David) Hubert Boothby Chesshyre, Esq., CVO, FSA
1970–1978 [15]
  Thomas Woodcock, Esq., LVO, FSA 1978–1982 [16]
  Sir Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld, Bt. 1983–1993 [17]
  David Vines White, Esq. 1995–2004 [18]
  John Allen-Petrie, Esq. 2013–2019 [19][20]

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • 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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 11849". The London Gazette. 14 February 1778. p. 1.
  2. ^ "No. 13642". The London Gazette. 15 April 1794. p. 344.
  3. ^ "No. 15586". The London Gazette. 21 May 1803. p. 605.
  4. ^ "No. 17948". The London Gazette. 12 August 1823. p. 1325.
  5. ^ "No. 19702". The London Gazette. 1 February 1839. p. 190.
  6. ^ "No. 21521". The London Gazette. 14 February 1854. p. 427.
  7. ^ "No. 23152". The London Gazette. 17 August 1866. p. 4593.
  8. ^ "No. 23895". The London Gazette. 10 September 1872. p. 3969.
  9. ^ "No. 24877". The London Gazette. 27 August 1880. p. 4677.
  10. ^ "No. 25736". The London Gazette. 6 September 1887. p. 4825.
  11. ^ "No. 27712". The London Gazette. 9 September 1904. p. 5839.
  12. ^ "No. 29364". The London Gazette. 12 November 1915. p. 11186.
  13. ^ "No. 32717". The London Gazette. 6 June 1922. p. 4328.
  14. ^ "No. 42432". The London Gazette. 8 August 1961. p. 5852.
  15. ^ "No. 47659". The London Gazette. 9 October 1978. p. 11997.
  16. ^ "No. 47661". The London Gazette. 12 October 1978. p. 12091.
  17. ^ "No. 49291". The London Gazette. 17 March 1983. p. 3737.
  18. ^ "No. 54252". The London Gazette. 28 December 1995. p. 17450.
  19. ^ "No. 60665". The London Gazette. 23 October 2013. p. 20913.
  20. ^ "New Rouge Croix Pursuivant appointed". College of Arms. Retrieved 2016-01-23.

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