Heraldry Online Blog

30 July 2011

Vessey – A Hatchment

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 15:41
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James Dempster, over at the HSS, spotted this hatchment on sale at ebay by timw3007.

The Arms seem to be those of Vessey:

Arms: Ermine on a cross Sable five martlets Or

Crest: An arm embowed and couped at the shoulder erect from the elbow habited Gules cuffed ermine holding in the hand proper four leaves Vert.

The hatchment was made by Winsor & Newton of London and is just 14 inches by 14 inches which is somewhat smaller that the usual.  I could not find it listed in the Hatchments of Britain.  These last two factors might indicate it was a “sample”.

27 July 2011

Russell Grant a Grantee

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 17:17
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It appears that the TV astrologer, Russell Grant, is a Grantee of Arms from the College of Arms, London.   Russell has his own web page on the topic here.

I plan to add his Arms to my Grant Armorial in due course.  From his website I have had a go at emblazoning his Arms as below:

Arms of Russell Grant - 1st attempt

To be absolutely sure I will need to have the actual blazon from the Letters Patent.  I’ve dropped Russell’s “team” a line and await a reply. Failing that, I will have to try other avenues.


My initial stab at the blazon is:

Azure two seaxes in saltire pommelled and hilted Or between four estoiles two in fess of the last and two in pale Argent.

I am sure some of my fellow heraldry enthusiasts can correct me.

23 July 2011

St Mary’s Church, Buriton, Hampshire

Filed under: Heraldry,Places — Stephen J F Plowman @ 19:27
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A new webpage has been added for St Mary’s Church, Buriton, Hampshire.

4 July 2011

Heraldry Online Website Updated

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 18:27
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I have now completed a “re-vamp” of my main heraldry site.  I have tried to improve the way the pages are linked together including this blog.


Whilst I tried to check each of the 250+ pages there is always a chance that I have missed something.  If anyone should find a broken link or missing images, please do let me know.

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