Windsor Herald
The heraldic badge of Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary
 
Heraldic traditionGallo-British
JurisdictionEngland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Governing bodyCollege of Arms

Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary is an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London.

It has been suggested that the office was instituted specifically for the Order of the Garter in 1348, or that it predates the Order and was in use as early as 1338. However, it is more likely that it dates from 1364, when a pursuivant of Edward III, on bringing the king news of the victory at Auray, was rewarded by promotion to the rank of herald with the title Windsor. Thereafter there is little mention of the office before 1419, when Windsor Herald was sent to the Duke of Brittany. Since that time, the office has been maintained. The badge of office is the sunburst badge of Edward III (Edward of Windsor) royally crowned.

The best-known Windsor Herald was the 17th-century antiquarian, Elias Ashmole. The current Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary is John Allen-Petrie, Esq.[1]

Holders of the office

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref
Andrew (surname unknown) (Edward III)
Stephen (surname unknown) (1366)
Thomas More, Esq. (Henry VI)
Robert Ashwell, Esq. (Henry VI)
John Ferrant, Esq. (Edward IV)
John Ballard, Esq. (Edward IV)
Thomas Holme, Esq. 1461–1468
John More, Esq. 1468–1486
Richard Slacke, Esq. 1486–1502
Thomas Benolte, Esq. 1504–1510
Francis Dyes, Esq. 1510–1524
Thomas Wall, Esq., junior 1524–1529
Charles Wriothesley 1529–1565
Richard Turpin, Esq. 1565–1583
Nicholas Dethick, Esq. 1583–1597
Thomas Lant, Esq. 1597–1602
Richard St George, Esq. 1602–1604
Samuel Thompson, Esq. 1617–1624
Augustine Vincent, Esq. 1624–1626
John Bradshaw, Esq. 1626–1633
Edward Norgate, Esq. 1633–1660
Elias Ashmole, Esq. 1660–1675
John Dugdale, Esq. 1676–1686
Henry Ball, Esq. 1686–1687
Thomas Holdford Esq. 1687–1690
Peers Mauduit, Esq. 1690–1726
James Whorwood Esq. 1726–1736
John Kettle, Esq., FSA 1736–1746 [2]
Richard Mawson, Esq. 1746–1746
Thomas Thornborough Esq. 1746–1757
Henry Hill, Esq., FSA 1757–1774 [3]
George Harrison, Esq. 1774–1784 [4]
Francis Townsend, Esq., FSA 1784–1819 [5]
Francis Martin, Esq. 1819–1839 [6]
Robert Laurie, Esq. 1839–1849 [7]
George Harrison Rogers-Harrison, Esq. 1849–1880 [8]
Sir William Henry Weldon, KCVO, FSA 1880–1894 [9]
William Alexander Lindsay, Esq., CVO, FSA 1894–1919 [10]
Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard, KCB, KCVO, MC, TD 1919–1931 [11]
Alfred Trego Butler, Esq., MVO, MC, FSA 1931–1946 [12]
Richard Preston Graham-Vivian, Esq., MVO, MC 1947–1966 [13]
Sir Alexander Colin Cole, KCB, KCVO, TD, FSA 1966–1978 [14]
Theobald Mathew, Esq., MA 1978–1997 [15]
William George Hunt, Esq., TD 1999–2017 [16]
John Allen-Petrie, Esq., OBE 2019–Present [17][18][19]

See also

References

Citations
  1. ^ "Windsor Herald - College of Arms". www.college-of-arms.gov.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ "No. 7530". The London Gazette. 3 August 1736. p. 1.
  3. ^ "No. 9742". The London Gazette. 22 November 1757. p. 1.
  4. ^ "No. 11505". The London Gazette. 29 October 1774. p. 1.
  5. ^ "No. 12548". The London Gazette. 1 June 1784. p. 1.
  6. ^ "No. 17468". The London Gazette. 13 April 1819. p. 658.
  7. ^ "No. 19702". The London Gazette. 1 February 1839. p. 190.
  8. ^ "No. 20996". The London Gazette. 6 July 1849. p. 2158.
  9. ^ "No. 24835". The London Gazette. 20 April 1880. p. 2600.
  10. ^ "No. 26494". The London Gazette. 13 March 1894. p. 1523.
  11. ^ "No. 31598". The London Gazette. 14 October 1919. p. 12654.
  12. ^ "No. 33688". The London Gazette. 10 February 1931. p. 927.
  13. ^ "No. 37875". The London Gazette. 7 February 1947. p. 661.
  14. ^ "No. 44172". The London Gazette. 15 November 1966. p. 12311.
  15. ^ "No. 47661". The London Gazette. 12 October 1978. p. 12091.
  16. ^ "No. 55620". The London Gazette. 27 September 1999. p. 10313.
  17. ^ "No. 62706". The London Gazette. 10 July 2019. p. 12352.
  18. ^ https://www.jmpetrie.com/
  19. ^ https://news.cityoflondon.gov.uk/elected-members-recognised-in-new-years-honours/
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