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York Herald of Arms in Ordinary is an officer of arms at the College of Arms. The first York Herald is believed to have been an officer to Edmund of Langley, Duke of York around the year 1385, but the first completely reliable reference to such a herald is in February 1484, when John Water alias Yorke, herald was granted certain fees by Richard III. These fees included the Manor of Bayhall in Pembury, Kent, and 8 pounds, 6 shillings, and 8 pence a year from the Lordship of Huntingfield in Kent. The badge of office is the White Rose of York en soleil ensigned by the Royal Crown.

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

Holders of the officeEdit

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref
  Henry French or Franke, Esq. (Edward IV)
  Thomas Hollingworth, Esq. (Edward IV)
  John Water, Esq. (1484)
Rowland Playnford, Esq. (Henry VII)
  John Mynne, Esq. (Henry VII)
  William Writhe or Wriothesley, Esq. 1509–1513
  Thomas Tonge, Esq. 1513–1522
Ralph Lagysse, Esq. 1522–1528
  Thomas Bysley, Esq. 1528–1530
  Allan Dagnall, Esq. 1530–1538
  Bartholomew Butler, Esq 1538–1553
Martin Maroffe, Esq. 1553–1564
  William Colborne, Esq. 1564–1567
  Ralph Langman, Esq. 1567–1570
  William Dethick, Esq. 1570–1587
  Humphry Hales, Esq.[1] 1587–1593
  Ralph Brooke, Esq. 1593–1625
  William Le Neve, Esq. 1625–1633
  George Owen, Esq. (1633)
  George Owen, Esq. 1660–1663
  John Wingfield, Esq. 1663–1675
  Robert Devenish, Esq. 1675–1700
Laurence Cromp, Esq. [a] 1700–1717
  Thomas Whitwick, Esq. 1717–1722
Philip Jones, Esq., FSA 1722–1735
  Charles Townley, Esq. 1735–1753 [2]
  George Fletcher, Esq. 1753–1786
  Benjamin Pingo, Esq. 1786–1794 [3]
  George Nayler Esq., FAS 1794–1820
  Charles George Young, Esq. 1820–1842 [4]
  Edward Howard Howard-Gibbon, Esq. 1842–1848 [5]
Thomas William King, Esq., FSA 1848–1872 [6]
  John von Sonnentag de Havilland, Esq., FSA 1872–1886 [7]
  Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty, KCVO, KStJ, FSA 1886–1904 [8]
  George William Marshall, Esq., LLD, FSA 1904–1905 [9]
  Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee, Esq., CB, CVO 1905–1922 [10]
  Hon. Philip Plantagenet Cary, FSA 1923–1932 [11]
  Aubrey John Toppin, Esq., CVO, FSA 1932–1957 [12]
  Charles Murray Kennedy St Clair, 17th Lord Sinclair, CVO 1957–1968 [13]
  Sir Conrad Marshall John Fisher Swan, KCVO, PhD, FSA 1968–1992 [14]
  Peter Brotherton Spurrier, Esq. 1992–1993 [15]
  Sir Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld, Bt. 1993–2010 [16]
Michael Peter Desmond O'Donoghue, Esq. 2012–Present [17]

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ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Concurrently held the office of Carolina Herald.
Citations
  1. ^ Brother of Sir James Hales (died 1589)
  2. ^ "No. 7420". The London Gazette. 15 July 1735. p. 1.
  3. ^ "No. 12722". The London Gazette. 31 January 1786. p. 45.
  4. ^ "No. 2811". The Edinburgh Gazette. 6 June 1820. p. 171.
  5. ^ "No. 20126". The London Gazette. 5 August 1842. p. 2127.
  6. ^ "No. 20869". The London Gazette. 20 June 1848. p. 2312.
  7. ^ "No. 23842". The London Gazette. 22 March 1872. p. 1584.
  8. ^ "No. 25634". The London Gazette. 15 October 1886. p. 5008.
  9. ^ "No. 27712". The London Gazette. 9 September 1904. p. 5839.
  10. ^ "No. 27859". The London Gazette. 1 December 1905. p. 8644.
  11. ^ "No. 32783". The London Gazette. 2 January 1923. p. 50.
  12. ^ "No. 33897". The London Gazette. 30 December 1932. p. 8332.
  13. ^ "No. 41136". The London Gazette. 26 July 1957. p. 4428.
  14. ^ "No. 44608". The London Gazette. 6 June 1968. p. 6411.
  15. ^ "No. 53092". The London Gazette. 29 October 1992. p. 18169.
  16. ^ "No. 53435". The London Gazette. 23 September 1993. p. 15437.
  17. ^ "No. 60243". The London Gazette. 20 August 2012. p. 15985.
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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