Windsor Herald

Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary is an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London.

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

It has been suggested that the office was instituted specifically for the Order of the Garter in 1348, or that it predates the Order and was in use as early as 1338. However, it is more likely that it dates from 1364, when a pursuivant of Edward III, on bringing the king news of the victory at Auray, was rewarded by promotion to the rank of herald with the title Windsor. Thereafter there is little mention of the office before 1419, when Windsor Herald was sent to the Duke of Brittany. Since that time, the office has been maintained. The badge of office is the sunburst badge of Edward III (Edward of Windsor) royally crowned.

The best-known Windsor Herald was the 17th-century antiquarian, Elias Ashmole. The current Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary is John Allen-Petrie, Esq.[1]

Holders of the officeEdit

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref
Andrew (surname unknown) (Edward III)
Stephen (surname unknown) (1366)
  Thomas More, Esq. (Henry VI)
  Robert Ashwell, Esq. (Henry VI)
  John Ferrant, Esq. (Edward IV)
  John Ballard, Esq. (Edward IV)
  Thomas Holme, Esq. 1461–1468
  John More, Esq. 1468–1486
  Richard Slacke, Esq. 1486–1502
  Thomas Benolte, Esq. 1504–1510
Francis Dyes, Esq. 1510–1524
  Thomas Wall, Esq., junior 1524–1529
  Charles Wriothesley 1529–1565
  Richard Turpin, Esq. 1565–1583
  Nicholas Dethick, Esq. 1583–1597
  Thomas Lant, Esq. 1597–1602
  Richard St George, Esq. 1602–1604
  Samuel Thompson, Esq. 1617–1624
  Augustine Vincent, Esq. 1624–1626
  John Bradshaw, Esq. 1626–1633
Edward Norgate, Esq. 1633–1650
  Elias Ashmole, Esq. 1660–1675
  John Dugdale, Esq. 1676–1686
Henry Ball, Esq. 1686–1687
  Thomas Holdford Esq. 1687–1690
  Peers Mauduit, Esq. 1690–1726
  James Whorwood Esq. 1726–1736
  John Kettle, Esq., FSA 1736–1746 [2]
  Richard Mawson, Esq. 1746–1746
  Thomas Thornborough Esq. 1746–1757
  Henry Hill, Esq., FSA 1757–1774 [3]
  George Harrison, Esq. 1774–1784 [4]
Francis Townsend, Esq., FSA 1784–1819 [5]
  Francis Martin, Esq. 1819–1839 [6]
  Robert Laurie, Esq. 1839–1849 [7]
  George Harrison Rogers-Harrison, Esq. 1849–1880 [8]
  Sir William Henry Weldon, KCVO, FSA 1880–1894 [9]
  William Alexander Lindsay, Esq., CVO, FSA 1894–1919 [10]
  Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard, KCB, KCVO, MC, TD 1919–1931 [11]
  Alfred Trego Butler, Esq., MVO, MC, FSA 1931–1946 [12]
  Richard Preston Graham-Vivian, Esq., MVO, MC 1947–1966 [13]
  Sir Alexander Colin Cole, KCB, KCVO, TD, FSA 1966–1978 [14]
  Theobald Mathew, Esq., MA 1978–1997 [15]
  William George Hunt, Esq., TD 1999–2017 [16]
  John Allen-Petrie, Esq., OBE 2019–Present [17][18][19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ "Windsor Herald - College of Arms". www.college-of-arms.gov.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ "No. 7530". The London Gazette. 3 August 1736. p. 1.
  3. ^ "No. 9742". The London Gazette. 22 November 1757. p. 1.
  4. ^ "No. 11505". The London Gazette. 29 October 1774. p. 1.
  5. ^ "No. 12548". The London Gazette. 1 June 1784. p. 1.
  6. ^ "No. 17468". The London Gazette. 13 April 1819. p. 658.
  7. ^ "No. 19702". The London Gazette. 1 February 1839. p. 190.
  8. ^ "No. 20996". The London Gazette. 6 July 1849. p. 2158.
  9. ^ "No. 24835". The London Gazette. 20 April 1880. p. 2600.
  10. ^ "No. 26494". The London Gazette. 13 March 1894. p. 1523.
  11. ^ "No. 31598". The London Gazette. 14 October 1919. p. 12654.
  12. ^ "No. 33688". The London Gazette. 10 February 1931. p. 927.
  13. ^ "No. 37875". The London Gazette. 7 February 1947. p. 661.
  14. ^ "No. 44172". The London Gazette. 15 November 1966. p. 12311.
  15. ^ "No. 47661". The London Gazette. 12 October 1978. p. 12091.
  16. ^ "No. 55620". The London Gazette. 27 September 1999. p. 10313.
  17. ^ "No. 62706". The London Gazette. 10 July 2019. p. 12352.
  18. ^ https://www.jmpetrie.com/
  19. ^ https://news.cityoflondon.gov.uk/elected-members-recognised-in-new-years-honours/
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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