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by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Hamilton Vs Lyon
Replies: 0
Views: 246

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: 195

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: 227

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: 195

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...
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Flying Heraldry
Topic: Plowman Standard
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Plowman Standard

Stephen J F Plowman wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:35 am
So does my wife! The strange package from Pakistan has not been forgotten. :D
A lesson learned! This time, prepare the ground first ;-)
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ernesto Juan Anaya No.0483
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Ernesto Juan Anaya No.0483

J Duncan of Sketraw wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm
"dimple"
Nice to see that we don't have the monopoly on typos eh John ;-)
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Tom Holmberg No.0477
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Tom Holmberg No.0477

As you will be aware Michael, we have been in discussion with Mr. Holmberg over the opinions of the Finish Heraldry Society and he has decided to replace the helm. None of this of course affects the basic design/blazon. When John finds the time, he will use the new image to update the entry in The R...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: English Feudal Baron - Title or Dignity?
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: English Feudal Baron - Title or Dignity?

Stephen, a very good question which can be answered by precedent using but one of many examples of the Funeral Certificates issued by Officers of Arms and recorded in the records of the College of Arms. Here is a facsimile of the entry for Thomas Venables, Esquire, Baron of Kinderton recorded at his...
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Re: Equilateral cross - symbolism

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:21 am
I suspect that "equilateral cross" is a so-called Greek cross - couped arms of equal length (thus "equilateral") that do not extend to or touch any of the sides of the shield.

Bit that's just my guess..
It would help if the "herald" used heraldic terms!
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Re: Equilateral cross - symbolism

Not exactly sure what, in heraldic terms an equilateral cross is except that if taken literally it would be a cross of equal dimensions. There is a list of heraldic crosses here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosses_in_heraldry The basic heraldic cross (the default if there are no additional specif...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: John Alan Francis Buffenbarger No.0465
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: John Alan Francis Buffenbarger No.0465

Nice!!! One error at the bottom of the text - it's the International Society of Commoners Heraldry (Heraldry is omitted). In at least one other entry (Lange IIRC) the full name is shown, so I assume this one is just a typo. Thanks! - we do appreciate the mention! Thank you, we will attend to it. On...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Evan Charles McConnell Ellis-Uhls No.0466
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Re: Evan Charles McConnell Ellis-Uhls No.0466

There is to be an amendment to this entry quite soon. When the armiger first submitted his application the image appeared to be cut off at the wreath (sans crest) and indeed, he had omitted to include any blazon for the crest however, both John and I recalled seeing the arms somewhere before and we ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5961

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Kevin Wood wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:54 pm
I am definitely going to complete the application and move forward with that process.

Best regards,

Kevin
Delighted to hear it. I look forward to seeing the result.
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5961

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Thank you for the frank response, the right or otherwise to an inherited coat is always, in the end, a matter of genealogy and I wish you luck with it however, since you appear to identify so closely with your new surname of Wood (I note with some contentment that you fondly refer to your adoptive f...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5961

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Hello Kevin, You must never assume that charges in heraldry have specific meanings or symbolism; nor that they can be interpreted. The reason I choose a sword in my coat of arms will be quite different to the reason someone else chooses a sword in theirs and the same applies to all other charges, an...
by Martin Goldstraw
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Major (Ret'd) Paul E. Henry C.D. No.0460
Replies: 3
Views: 1854

Re: Major (Ret'd) Paul E. Henry C.D. No.0460

Ha Ha, I copied and pasted the blazon from the Canadian Public Register of Arms; it never occurred to me that I would have to proof read their blazon!
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by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 3243

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

Agreed; but "Proper" gives the artist a broader license to use, say, a golden-brown which after all is closer to the "natural color." Hmm. This is being too pernickety in my opinion but I don't think it worth prolonging the debate since we are actually broadly in agreement. I just like simple, unco...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 3243

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

Hmmm... I'm not ready to go that far! ;) Neither am I, I dislike "proper" when it is used as little more than a mechanism to circumnavigate the (so called) tincture rules. A Gold garb on a Silver shield is a violation of the tincture rules regardless of whether the garb is described as Or or proper...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455
Replies: 7
Views: 3243

Re: Patrick Michael Dipper No.0455

A bit busy but still nice! Shouldn't the blazon have the wheat garb "Proper" rather than "Or"? ;) I would have done so however, the blazon was set by another "authority" so I didn't interfere. On a general note, it seems to me that more and more people are choosing to ignore the so called tincture ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: Cheshire Heraldry Visitations 1613 illustrated
Replies: 0
Views: 1431

Cheshire Heraldry Visitations 1613 illustrated

(Forgive the blatant advertising) I have now published the second in the illustrated companions to the Cheshire Visitations. CHESHIRE HERALDRY THE VISITATIONS OF 1613. This purpose of this book is to act as an illustrated companion to add some colour to the Harleian MS series of Cheshire Visitations...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Supporters
Topic: Supporters for a Lyon
Replies: 0
Views: 3221

Supporters for a Lyon

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by Martin Goldstraw
Wed May 30, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Scottish Feudal Baronies
Replies: 5
Views: 3665

Re: Scottish Feudal Baronies

I know there is an ongoing discussion amongst a number of Feudal Barons on how to best handle this issue, and how to best protect the long term interest of the Scottish Baronage. Please feel free to send me a private message for further information. I have received some news/gossip which I am not a...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Armorial Register
Topic: International Registration
Replies: 9
Views: 6206

Re: International Registration

I notice that you have also posted this on the FB page Heraldic Round Table. Here is my reply which is also on the appropriate FB page awaiting comment: Here is my stab at it to get the ball rolling. it is pity that the black center is not of equal width so that the blazon could start "tierced per p...
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Scottish Feudal Baronies
Replies: 5
Views: 3665

Re: Scottish Feudal Baronies

As far as I am aware, there is as yet much grumbling but no actual stomach for a challenge; probably because such things always come with a (potential) cost.