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  College of Arms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To that end, the college is involved in genealogy and the many pedigrees (family trees) in their records, although not open to the public, have official status.
The Kings, Heralds, and Pursuivants of Arms assembled at the College of Arms in 1964.
The Kings of Arms are authorised in their patents of appointment to grant (with the consent of the Earl Marshal) to "eminent men", a phrase which first appeared in the patent of appointment of Stephen Leake as Clarenceux King of Arms in 1741.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/College_of_Arms   (1711 words)

 Coat of arms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short) is, in its originally European tradition, a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people) and used by him or her in a wide variety of ways.
Coats of arms have their origins in the designs used by medieval knights to make their armour and shield stand out in battle or tournaments and enable quick recognition by allies or spectators.
In those traditions, coats of arms were passed from father to son as legal property, and were not used by more than a single individual at the same time (other than the eldest son and his eldest son both of whom would differentiate with a label).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coat_of_arms   (1032 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: King of Arms
Arms of the Office of the Lord Lyon The Lord Lyon King of Arms, the head of Lyon Court, is the most junior of the Great Officers of State in Scotland and is the Scottish official with responsibility for regulating heraldry in that kingdom, issuing new grants of arms, and...
The College of Arms is the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants.
A right to arms can only be established by the registration in the official records of the College of Arms of a pedigree showing direct male line descent from an ancestor already appearing therein as entitled to arms, or by making application through the College of Arms for a grant of arms.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/King-of-Arms   (817 words)

 Science Fair Projects - College of Arms
The Kings of Arms, with the authority of the Queen (which is granted to them in general terms upon their appointment), are responsible for granting coats of arms in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
In addition to designing and granting coats of arms, the members of the College of Arms undertake research in matters of genealogy and heraldry, and register family trees (pedigrees) in their records, which, although not open to the public, have official status.
The College of Arms building is on Queen Victoria Street in the City of London, south of St.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/College_of_Arms   (1428 words)

 Coat of Arms
To assure proper control and documentation of these grants of arms, a college of heralds arose, who worked on behalf of the sovereign and were given full authority to settle disputes, legalize grants of arms and make new grants.
To legitimately display such arms you must be able to: 1) prove your direct male descent back to the person to whom such arms were originally granted; and 2) register your pedigree with the proper authorizing agency, i.e., the College of Arms in London.
A right to arms can only be established by the registration in the official records of the College of Arms of a pedigree showing direct male line descent from an ancestor already appearing therein as entitled to arms...
www.angelfire.com /folk/scmayfields/mayfield_coat_of_arms.htm   (996 words)

 Selwyn College » Arms
Two versions of the Selwyn Family Arms appear in the official records of the College of Arms, and it is quite clear that Bishop Selwyn used the Arms of the wrong branch of his family.
These are the Arms which were used by Bishop Selwyn, with the addition of a crescent gules as a mark of cadency to indicate that he or his branch of the family were descended from a second son.
It was established some years ago by a member of the College and confirmed by the College of Arms, that in the correct blazon of the Lichfield Arms, the half of the cross potent and the two crosses patee to the sinister should be or and not gules.
www.sel.cam.ac.uk /college/arms   (794 words)

 Talk:College of Arms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
College of Arms was the Heraldry Portal's selected article for May 2006.
The paragraph beginning "Arms are inherited..." seems like it has more to do with heraldry than the College.
Inheritance of arms varies between heraldic jurisdictions so, yes, this description fits well into an article concerned only with English heraldry as administered by the College of Arms in London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:College_of_Arms   (518 words)

 College of Arms
Consequently, approximately once in a generation, the College issued a summons to all of the gentry of an area to appear before its Heralds in order that their pedigrees might be duly recorded, and their right to the arms and to the consequent title of "gentleman" be certified and any irregularities corrected.
The Heralds had the authority to break down any coat of arms that failed their test, and published a list of ‘disclaimers’ after each Visitation, which publicly proclaimed those who had failed to establish their right to claim to be ‘gentlemen’ and bear a coat of arms.
A Grant of Arms was made to Benbow of Westminster, under clerk of the Crown, by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms from 1597 – 1623.
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 Wolcott Coat-of-Arms
Verification of the right to use the arms is within the jurisdiction of the College of Arms, the official authority for authorizing English coats-of-arms.
The College of Arms can also authorize the use of a variation of the coat-of-arms by a descendant other than in the eldest male line, as long as some part of the arms has been changed.
There were actually two sets of arms recorded for the Wolcotts on the1620 Herald's Visitation of Devon, the martlets on a cross, and a second one "a cross flory with five fleur-de-lis." Both arms were followed by the word, "quere", indicated that there was a question about the arms.
www.wolcottfamily.com /arms.html   (1181 words)

 College of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
To paint, draw, engrave, or otherwise illustrate a coat of arms is to emblazon it; to describe a coat of arms in oral or written form is to blazon it.
When the arms of a military order are designed with the personal arms of the bearer, the arms of the order are on the dexter side of the display, and the personal on the sinister, the supporters and the motto being those of the order, and the crest being that of the personal arms.
Arms of office may be marshaled with the personal arms of the bearer if te bearer so wishes, as long as he holds that office.
www.normannii.org /guilds_lore/guilds/college_of_arms.htm   (9093 words)

 College of Arms - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The College of Arms is a British institution responsible for granting coats of arms in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Arms are inherited by all of the legitimate sons of an individual.
Arms may also be transferred to non-descendants by a Royal Licence, which is granted or rejected on the advice of the Home Secretary.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/College_of_Arms   (641 words)

 Heraldry of the Floyer Family - Floyer Family Arms - John Nicholas Floyer - Wadham, Martyn, College of Arms, William ...
In 1417, a royal proclamation forbade the assumption of arms without a grant, and in 1483 the College of Arms was founded to record, grant and regulate all use of arms.
Once a grant of arms has been made or confirmed to an individual, any legitimate male descendant is entitled to bear those arms, provided that he can prove his descent and his claim is recorded at the College of Arms.
When she marries (or when she inherits) her husband shows her arms on an "inescutcheon of pretence", which is a small shield placed in the centre of his.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~floyer/heraldry.htm   (1920 words)

 SD3 - College of Arms
The Earl Marshal and Officers of Arms, are responsible for arranging the opening of Parliament, coronations, state funerals and the annual Service and Procession of the Order of the Garter, which is held at Windsor Castle.
A right to have a coat of arms by inheritance can be established only by proof of a direct male line descent from an ancestor who is recorded previously with a coat of arms.
The main rooms of the College of Arms are raised above the level of the ground and a fine set of stone steps leads to the Earl Marshal's Court (sometimes known as the Court of Chivalry).
www.hewit.com /sd3-coa.htm   (826 words)

 College of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The College of Arms is a British institution responsible for coats of arms in England Wales and Northern Ireland.
The college is on Queen Victoria street in the City of London south of St.
Alternatively when a Royal Licence is granted a transfer of arms the change of surname of the transferee to that of transferer may be permitted by the Licence without the need for a deed poll.
www.freeglossary.com /College_of_Arms   (894 words)

 Coat of Arms - Wolfson College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
But Lee, Portcullis, deputizing for Clarencieux, seems to have recorded the arms of the colleges without demure [sic], though none of them had been the subject of a grant; and indeed most of them have now in their archives representations of these arms executed on vellum by him.
Of course, you cannot expect the College to register arms assumed without its authority; and this means that, should your arms be pirated by strangers, you cannot invoke the Court of Chivalry to protect you.
The Heralds duly advised that the Arms of the University of Warwick contain "a representation of a DNA double helix spirals Azure lined Gules with connecting lines Gold" and that there could therefore be no monopoly on the use of the double helix.
www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk /college/arms   (3225 words)

 College of Arms Foundation - The English College of Arms
And because grants of arms are in perpetuity, and therefore must be issued in durable form, the College has on staff scriveners and artists, as well as secretaries and researchers, to produce illuminated letters patent on vellum (sheepskin).
The College of Arms has occupied the same site since 1555 - the original building (but not its contents, which were saved) was destroyed during the Great Fire of 1666 and was rebuilt in the 1670s.
It was announced by the College of Arms recently that David Vines White, Rouge Croix Pursuivant since 1995, was appointed Somerset Herald, a position that had been vacant since 1997.
www.coaf.us /college.html   (1559 words)

 Coats of Arms
Initially arms were adopted by individual nobles by proscriptive right and it was not necessary to inherit the right to display such arms.
Arms continue to have a legal status in much of western Europe, especially England where the granting of arms is regulated by the College of Arms in London.
Arms (in England) can be inherited only through direct male line descent from the man who was originally granted the right to display such arms.
coryfamsoc.com /resources/articles/coats_of_arms.htm   (1117 words)

 SoG Leaflet: The right to arms
The erroneous and widespread practice of adopting the arms of a family of the same surname (extracted in most cases from one of the printed armorials listing the arms of families alphabetically) is much to be deplored.
The formal description or ‘blazoning’ of a coat of arms proceeds along certain well defined lines, and an unknown coat of arms on a signet ring or monument, for example, may be identified by using an ‘ordinary’, which indexes arms by design and gives the names of families to whom they have been attributed.
In England, the College of Arms is unsupported from public funds and access to its records (described in A R Wagner, The Records and Collections of the College of Arms, 1952) is therefore limited.
www.incywincy.com /default?catid=362&cached=www.sog.org.uk/leaflets/arms.html   (1463 words)

 Serebella Contents Colleges and universities/OldList---College of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It uses material from the Wiktionary page "Arms".
An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
An institution of [further education] at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19).
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/contains-96614-96661-Colleges_and_universities/OldList-College_of_Arms.html   (264 words)

 DPMC - New Zealand Honours: Herald of Arms Extraordinary
The Badge of the New Zealand Herald of Arms Extraordinary was assigned by Her Majesty The Queen on 12 June 1979.
The general duties of the New Zealand Herald of Arms is to act as the formal channel of communication, and liaison, between New Zealand and that department of the Royal Household which looks after heraldic matters, the College of Arms in London.
The New Zealand Herald of Arms is New Zealand Deputy to Garter King of Arms and Deputy Inspector of Army, Naval and Air Force colours and badges.
www.dpmc.govt.nz /honours/overview/herald-of-arms.html   (561 words)

 Towards an Australian college of arms?
Eventually, in largely illiterate societies, the middle class began to use coats of arms to identify their families and institutions, and monarchs across Europe began to regulate heraldry, officially granting coats of arms to nobles.
None of these places considers a coat of arms to be an honour, and their heraldic authorities are all located within normal government ministries related to culture.
Coats of arms are hereditary, and hereditary honours are based on the assumption that outstanding achievement or qualities run in families.
makepeace.ca /au   (1442 words)

 Canada - Coat of Arms
A decision to apply for arms had been made early in 1919, but it was two and a half years before there was agreement on the design and form of authorisation, mainly due to objections from the College of Arms and legal opinions of British Law Officers.
On 17th July this design was sent, not to the College of Arms, but to the Colonial Office, asking that the King should be requested to grant the arms.
The Governor-General mailed the Minute approving the arms to the Colonial Office and "requested that the device might be laid before His Majesty, and that His Majesty might be pleased to direct the College of Arms to record it as the Arms of the Dominion of Canada."
flagspot.net /flags/ca-arms.html   (1118 words)

 Newnham College Cambridge: College Arms
These arms, granted in 1923, were designed by the Revd E.E. Dorling to incorporate charges from the arms of those intimately connected with the founding of the college.
Their arms were - Sidgwick (assumed arms): Gules, a fess between three griffins' heads erased or; and Balfour (of Balbirnie): Argent, on a chevron engrailed between three mullets sable an otter's head erased argent.
In the college arms the chevron links them with the coats of Balfour and Kennedy, while its colour and the mascles refer to Clough.
www.newn.cam.ac.uk /about/about_arms.shtml   (407 words)

 arms british coat
A lack of control of the arms trade is globally fuelling conflict poverty and human rights abuses Oxfam Amnesty International and IANSA are calling for a Global Arms Trade Treaty to bring the trade in weapons under control and for local action to...
The College of Arms is the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish...
The College of Arms is the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh...
www.uk20.co.uk /search.php?q=arms+british+coat   (452 words)

 College of Arms Foundation - Heraldry as Art
It is certain that the sumptuous heraldry of the medieval tournament was not dictated solely by practical considerations and undoubtedly there is some truth in both assertions.
In fact, all the elements of heraldry - shield, crest, helm and mantling - altered with taste, and although their general arrangement looks as if they were hung up ready for use, it is possible to employ most of the elements separately in design.
Thus a small object may be decorated with just the crest on a wreath or torque (which kept the crest in place on the helmet) or a great carving of arms, perhaps above a fireplace, may be supported on either side by supporters of beasts or birds.
www.coaf.us /heraldart.html   (670 words)

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