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by Martin Goldstraw
Fri May 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Clarence Smith No.0551
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Clarence Smith No.0551

Well spotted. I've just noticed his tongue is white too so I've changed the blazon to beaked langued and membered Argent.
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Heraldic Events
Topic: The Chief Herald of Malta
Replies: 0
Views: 352

The Chief Herald of Malta

Some of you may know that I have challenged the right of the Chief Herald of Arms of Malta to grant new arms, register/matriculate existing arms and, most importantly, to regulate heraldry in Malta. Letters have been exchanged, the first being an enquiry to the Chief Herald himself which gained no r...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Help to blazon
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Help to blazon

I can't quite make out the image of the tree however, it appears to have bare roots so it would be described as "eradicated". If it has leaves but exposed roots, it might be blazoned as "an oak tree (or whatever species it is) eradicated proper". If however, it has bare roots and no leaves then it m...
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: John Edward Cliff No.0519
Replies: 4
Views: 2998

Re: John Edward Cliff No.0519

Thank you for the explanation.
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: John Edward Cliff No.0519
Replies: 4
Views: 2998

Re: John Edward Cliff No.0519

These arms have an interesting, all be it brief, history in that they were originally assumed with a crest, in Canada, by the grantee's son in 2016. More recently, the grantee's son and daughter decided that it would be nice to petition for a grant for their father and the original, undifferenced ar...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Hamilton Vs Lyon
Replies: 12
Views: 19607

Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

That said, having a Barony meant they fell under Lyon's jurisdiction for the purpose of getting granted "substantive" Arms. They still will - he just won't mention that they have a barony. His announcement merely stated that from the 1st March 2018 it will be his intention to no longer make mention...
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Hamilton Vs Lyon
Replies: 12
Views: 19607

Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

I wonder how the recent decision will affect the recent feudal barony purchasers. I have no doubt that there will be some disappointment however, I suspect that the result will be that many foreign barons (a large percentage appear to be from the USA) will now consider that it isn't worth troubling...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Craig Allen Lytton No.0514
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Re: Craig Allen Lytton No.0514

Chris Green wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:07 am
The mullets are not "pierced of the field", they are simply pierced. The field is argent.
Accepted. I already caught this one when I was double checking the blazon prior to the issue of the printed certificate. Thanks anyway.
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Hamilton Vs Lyon
Replies: 12
Views: 19607

Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

59 pages!!! Bottom line appears to be Lyon wins... Indeed it does. It is interesting to note however that in a recently recorded talk to the Scottish Australian Heritage Council ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr7yCqLkZEA Lyon does not appear to be of the opinion that feudal baronies don't exist,...
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: Later representations of medieval arms
Replies: 1
Views: 11546

Re: Later representations of medieval arms

Apologies for the delay.I believe that we need to put ourselves into the mindset of the compilers of the roll which, as you state, is circa 1576 by which time we were beginning to see regulation of arms via the Visitations so, it is likely that a "modern" form of marshalling may have been adopted. F...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jack Wayne Carter No.0510
Replies: 7
Views: 8992

Re: Jack Wayne Carter No.0510

I am intrigued by the inclusion of supporters. Is the criteria for their usage known? That's probably a question that will remain unanswered given that the office previously held by Don Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent doesn't exist anymore. However, idly spending a few moments over coffee this morning ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Husain Hanif Roussel No.0508
Replies: 2
Views: 6827

Re: Husain Hanif Roussel No.0508

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:49 am
Nice design & interesting family history!

Minor nit-pick - the bull in the crest is drawn in profile with the head guardant, but the blazon doesn't reflect that.
Noted. Awaiting the webmaster's time to effect change.
Cheers.
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: Dictionary of British Arms. Medieval Ordinary (4 vols) available in Open Access
Replies: 2
Views: 5185

Re: Dictionary of British Arms. Medieval Ordinary (4 vols) available in Open Access

I must say that it does seem rather generous that such a recent publication has been freely released to the general public; the Officers of Arms are not usually so generous with their time. It is most welcome of course.
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Hamilton Vs Lyon
Replies: 12
Views: 19607

Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:19 am
Anything newer.?
The case has been heard. It is now in the mulling over stage (as I call it). The judge is considering the evidence and "mulling it over". I have no doubt that her judgement will be published at some point in the legal press.
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: Change of Registration Fees
Replies: 3
Views: 20193

Re: Change of Registration Fees

Without images, just blazons, are still free? Cliff, we have never simply recorded just the blazon. The whole point of each registration is that it provided a full colour record online with the aim, eventually, that the entries will be published in book form. Copies of all publications (books) are ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon May 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Alan Wells No.0493
Replies: 3
Views: 6988

Re: Alan Wells No.0493

Rampart - noted and deleted. As for the mantling, whilst we did ask the armiger if he REALLY wanted his mantling to be pink and black (along with explanation of tincture conventions etc) he simply chose to ignore the question/advice. So, we must assume these are his chosen livery colours which are n...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon May 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Hamilton Vs Lyon
Replies: 12
Views: 19607

Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

Here is an update: In the week before the case was due to be heard Counsel for both sides came to the conclusion that the one day booked for the hearing would not be sufficient to hear the case to its conclusion; thus Thursday 9th was also booked. However, come 4.00 pm on Friday Mrs Hamilton's QC, w...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri May 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Remigijus Bimba No.0491
Replies: 6
Views: 9092

Re: Remigijus Bimba No.0419

Chris Green wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:09 am
You can actually use the "reply with quotes" button.
Another of life's mysteries. I didn't put the / in. Pretty sure I used "reply with quotes".
Ah well, such is life!
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri May 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Remigijus Bimba No.0491
Replies: 6
Views: 9092

Re: Remigijus Bimba No.0419

In order to quote, you don't need the forward slash at the beginning, just at the end part.

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by Martin Goldstraw
Thu May 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Remigijus Bimba No.0491
Replies: 6
Views: 9092

Re: Remigijus Bimba No.0419

Chris Green wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Now I see the context of the question about the cross.
For those who have absolutely no idea what Chris is talking about, I asked a question in another forum to ascertain the name of the cross as it was not obvious from the information provided by the armiger.
by Martin Goldstraw
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Kenya
Replies: 3
Views: 5698

Re: Kenya

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Hamilton Vs Lyon
Replies: 12
Views: 19607

Hamilton Vs Lyon

Hamilton of Rockhall, Margaret v Lord Lyon King of Arms A date has been set for a preliminary hearing in the legal challenge being mounted by the Hamiltons who maintain that the Lord Lyon has reneged on an agreement made by his predecessor in title. It appears that there is to be a "debate" to take ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: William Hague
Replies: 3
Views: 6185

Re: William Hague

Thank you, that is most helpful.
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Non Heraldic Discussions and Chatter
Topic: RIP David Mcgeachie
Replies: 2
Views: 14686

Re: RIP David Mcgeachie

So sad, Davy was a gentle and unassuming man. We'll miss his chats.
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: William Hague
Replies: 3
Views: 6185

Re: William Hague

Hello Seb, As discussed elsewhere, he must have a reason but it isn't obvious unless of course it is connected to his middle name in some way. I wonder, as he is a "public figure" if it might be possible to write or email directly to him to ask the question? He may surprise us and be pleased to answ...