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by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Christopher Joseph Marascalco Cummins No.0594
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Christopher Joseph Marascalco Cummins No.0594

Interesting design, but at least on my cellphone screen the fimbration of the barrulet specified in the blazon isn't visible. The smaller the image the less we can see any fimbriation on any shield. In a small image the fimbriation would have to be disproportionately thick to be visible. fimbriatio...
by Martin Goldstraw
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Assumed Arms in England
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Assumed Arms in England

Also, IIRC at some point (?? when ??) Parliament imposed a tax on any arms used in public, whether or not they were granted or otherwise recognized by the College of Arms. While that taxation was later discontinued, it did demonstrate official Crown (via Parliament) categorical recognition of arms ...
by Martin Goldstraw
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Law/Lore of Heraldry
Topic: Assumed Arms in England
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Assumed Arms in England

Is this simply a recognition that the College of Arms, unlike the Lyon Court, does not actively prosecute assumed arms within its jurisdiction? Hello Kevin, There is only one country in the world where the assumption of arms would lead to any form of legal action and that is Scotland. Whilst the Co...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: James Frederick Cherry No.0582
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: James Frederick Cherry No.0582

I saw it yesterday by clicking on the Facebook entry you put up, also yesterday. Yes, once you've visited a page, the likelihood is that it will cache. You will need to press CTRL and refresh to see the revised version. We probably changed it shortly after your first visit to the page. As I said, d...
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: James Frederick Cherry No.0582
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: James Frederick Cherry No.0582

Chris Green wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:16 pm
A bordure compony not company.
Try refreshing your page, we noticed that one ages ago almost as soon as we uploaded it (Damn auto checker!).
Press CTRL and refresh - you must be looking a cached page.
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jeffry John Bouldin No.0578
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Jeffry John Bouldin No.0578

Thanks. There were a couple of "also's" I had to remove from the blazon to make it fit, but I think everything else is exactly correct. This library painting above was made by heraldic artist Tom Meek. We'd be happy to reinstate the "also's" if you send us an email with the "correct" balzon. Also (...
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Filip-Lucian Iorga Phd. No.0573
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: Filip-Lucian Iorga Phd. No.0573

The arms are quite attractive! - though dual helmets & crests in a new design is surprising. Maybe it's a Romanian "thing"... Indeed it appears to be so. The designer took a great deal of time to explain and since then I have been invited to join the Rumanian Heraldry Group on FB. Here are two rand...
by Martin Goldstraw
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Rev. Dr. Vance Leigh Sheen Whippo No.0572
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: Rev. Dr. Vance Leigh Sheen Whippo No.0572

The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic Genealogical Society have a very strange way of blazoning. Their record for these arms is: Arms: Azure three chevronels silver between a sphinx and a cross moline gold, in sinister chief a molet silver. Crest: A Paschal lamb. Their explanation is...
by Martin Goldstraw
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Reverend Nilda Lucca de Anaya No.0559
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: Reverend Nilda Lucca de Anaya No.0559

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:14 am
Agreed!

There was some criticism on one of the Facebook forums re: the red & back cords for an Episcopal (Anglican) priest
Why am I not in the least bit surprised!
You have to smile.
by Martin Goldstraw
Fri May 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Clarence Smith No.0551
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

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: 2645

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: 2586

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: 4203

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: 4203

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: 285623

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: 285623

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: 5179

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: 285623

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: 13775

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: 14088

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: 9390

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: 5918

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: 285623

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: 22584

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: 7875

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...