Badges of the heralds of the Commonwealth & Ireland

BLAZONS OF THE BADGES.

Badge of the Corporation of Her Majesty’s Kings, Heralds & Pursuivants of Arms : Standing erect upon a grassy mound Or a lion guardant gorged with a ducal coronet & supporting with the forepaw a spear gold headed arg flying therefrom to the sinister a Banner of the Corporation of Her Majesty’s Kings, Heralds & Pursuivants of Arms viz: Arg, a cross gu btwn 4 doves the dexter wing of each expanded & inverted az.

 

GARTER, Principal King of Arms Arg, a cross gu on a chief az a crown enclosed in a Garter btwn a lion passant guardant & a fleur-de-lys all Or.

CLARENCEUX, King of Arms Arg, a cross gu on a chief also gu a lion passant guardant crowned with an open crown Or.

NORROY & ULSTER, King of Arms Q, arg & Or a cross gu on a chief per pale az & gu a lion passant guardant also Or crowned with an open crown btwn on the dexter a fleur-de-lys & on the sinister a harp gold.

CHESTER Herald A golden garb royally crowned.

LANCASTER Herald The red rose of Lancaster royally crowned.

RICHMOND Herald The red rose of Lancaster & the white rose en soleil of York dimidiated per pale & royally crowned.

SOMERSET Herald A portcullis Or royally crowned.

WINDSOR Herald The sunburst badge of Edward III royally crowned.

YORK Herald The white rose en soleil of York royally crowned.

BLUEMANTLE Pursuivant A blue mantle lined ermine cords & tassels Or.

PORTCULLIS Pursuivant A portcullis chained Or.

ROUGE CROIX Pursuivant A cross gu.

ROUGE DRAGON Pursuivant A dragon passant gu standing on a mount vert.

 

ARUNDEL, Herald Extraordinary A horse courant arg in its mouth a sprig of oak ppr.

BEAUMONT, Herald Extraordinary In front of a cross potent a lion rampant within an orle of 8 fleurs-de-lys Or.

MALTRAVERS, Herald Extraordinary A fret Or.

NORFOLK, Herald Extraordinary 2 Ostrich feathers saltirewise arg each charged with a gold chain laid upon the quill.

SURREY, Herald Extraordinary Within a representation of a Herald’s collar of SS a tabard chequy Or & az.

FITZALAN, Pursuivant Extraordinary A sprig of oak ppr.

HOWARD, Pursuivant Extraordinary A cross crosslet fitchy arg enclosed by a pair of wings elevated & displayed the tips reflexed Or.

 

LORD LYON, King of Arms Arg, a lion sejant guardant gu armed & langued az holding in the dexter paw a thistle ppr & in the sinister a shield gu on a chief az a St Andrew’s cross silver.

ALBANY Herald of Arms A saltire arg enfiling a coronet of 4 fleurs-de-lys Or ensigned of the Crown of Scotland ppr.

MARCHMONT Herald of Arms A tower of 3 castellations vert masoned arg the dexter castellation az charged with a saltire arg the sinister castellation arg charged with a cross gu all ensigned of the Crown of Scotland ppr.

ROTHESAY Herald of Arms 2 fleurs-de-lys gu surmounted of a 3-point label chequy az & arg & ensigned of the Crown of Scotland ppr.

SNAWDOUN Herald of Arms Issuant from battlements ppr a unicorn’s head erased arg horned & crined & grasping his mouth the sword Excalibur Or all ensigned of the Crown of Scotland ppr.

 

BUTE Pursuivant A lymphad sa flagged gu in full sail Or charged of a fess chequy az & arg the yard surmounted of a coronet of 4 fleurs-de-lys & 4 crosses paty Or.

CARRICK Pursuivant A chevron gu enfiling a coronet of 4 fleurs-de-lys & 4 crosses paty Or.

DINGWELL Pursuivant A sun in splendour Or charged of a plate thereon a mullet Or enfiling in chief a coronet of 4 fleurs-de-lys & 4 crosses paty Or.

FALKLAND Pursuivant A stag lodged reguardant gu gorged of a coronet of 4 fleurs-de-lys & 4 crosses paty Or.

KINTYRE Pursuivant 2 dolphins hauriant addorsed az enfiling a coronet of 4 fleurs-de-lys & 4 crosses paty Or.

LINLITHGOW Pursuivant A greyhound bitch passant sa ensigned of a coronet of 4 fleurs-de-lys & 4 crosses paty Or.

ORMOND Pursuivant A star of 5 points gyronny of 10 Or & gu btwn 5 rays 5 fleurs-de-lys pointing outwards gu enfolding a Royal ducal coronet Or.

UNICORN Pursuivant A unicorn couchant arg gorged of a coronet of 4 fleurs-de-lys & 4 crosses paty Or.

 

ANGUS Herald Extraordinary A salamander vert encircled with flames of fire gu ensigned of the Crown of Scotland ppr.

ISLAY Herald Extraordinary 2 salmon hauriant embowed ppr encircling a lymphad sails furled oars in action 2 armed men on the deck sinister sa by a flag gu ensigned of the Crown of Scotland ppr.

ORKNEY Herald Extraordinary 2 dragons’ heads erased & addorsed their necks entwined Or breathing flames of fire gu ensigned of the Crown of Scotland ppr.

ROSS Herald Extraordinary 2 lions rampant arg armed & langued az supportibg a baton paleways sa the tips Or ensigned of the Crown of Scotland ppr.

 

OFFICE OF PROCURATOR FISCAL to THE COURT of THE LORD LYON : Or, 2 lions combatant guardant gu holding in their forepaws a sword in pale point upward ppr hilted & pommelled sa the point surmounted of a balance equipoised also sa on a chief az a saltire silver surmounted at the fess point by an escutcheon also gu.

OFFICE of HERALD PAINTER to THE COURT of THE LORD LYON : Arg, on a mount vert a lion sejant affronte gu holding in the dexter paw a scroll paleways silver & supporting with the sinister paw an artist’s palette Or charged with a torteau a hurt and a pellet in pale.

LYON CLERK and KEEPER of THE RECORDS : On a mount strewn with thistles vert, a lion sejant affronte gu supporting in each paw a feather Or quilled gu.

 

THE CANADIAN HERALDIC AUTHORITY Arg, on a maple leaf gu an inescutcheon arg.

THE CHIEF HERALD of CANADA Gu, an escutcheon arg charged with a maple leaf gu & ensigned by a coronet erable arg the rim set with 12 jewels gu (6 visible). A staff spiralled of a band az charged with maple leaves arg at either end a ferrule Or charged with escutcheons of the Arms of the Chief Herald of Canada the ends tipped gu.

THE HERALD CHANCELLOR of CANADA Gu, a maple tree eradicated Or. A staff gu spiralled of escutcheons of the Arms of the Canadian Heraldic Authority the ends tipped Or.

THE DEPUTY HERALD CHANCELLOR of CANADA Gu, a maple tree eradicated within a bordure arg. A staff arg spiralled of escutcheons of the Arms of the Canadian Heraldic Authority fimbriated gu the ends tipped also gu.

 

ASSINIBOINE Herald On a pellet a plate charged with a torteau enflamed gu embellished Or.

ATHABASKA Herald A wild rose gu seeded Or surmounting 2 Athapascan copper knives in saltire Or bound sa.

COPPERMINE Herald An ulu copper gu

FRASER Herald A sun in splendour the disk barry wavy az & Or charged with a frais arg the straight rays Or the wavy az.

MIRAMICHI Herald A Mi’kmaq star being a cross of 8 points its limbs arg Or gules & sa double cotised sa.

SAGUENAY Herald On a hurt 4 ancient crowns flory in cross arg bases inward.

SAINT-LAURENT Herald A cross flory az surmounting a grid Or enflamed ppr.

 

OUTAOUAIS Herald Emeritus On a pomme 3 escutcheons arg the bases pointing inwards

RIDEAU Herald Emeritus Barry of 6 az & Or

 

ALBION Herald Extraordinary On a roundel per fess gu & az a fess rompu cotised arg,

CAPILANO Herald Extraordinary On a fusil az edged with rope 2 salmon in Salish style in orle arg.

COWICHAN Herald Extraordinary On a sun in splendour Or the horned dog Wagaas & the eagle Yuhwala respectant gu as styled by the Salish artist Wayne Charlie

DAUPHIN Herald Extraordinary On a representation of a Mi’kmaq trade silver brooch arg a dolphin all within a bordure az.

NIAGARA Herald Extraordinary On a compass rose of 16 points a plate fimbriated gu charged with 3 pallets wavy az.

ROUGE Herald Extraordinary 5 fleurs-de-lys their bases conjoined at the centre gu.

 

 

NEW ZEALAND Herald of Arms Extraordinary A complex Maori Koru coloured in the traditional manner ppr royally crowned.

 

WALES Herald of Arms Extraordinary Issuant from an open Royal crown of the 13th Ct Or a representation of a cross naid gold jewelled ppr.

 

THE IRISH GENEALOGICAL OFFICE Q, 1, Vert, a gold harp stringed arg, 2, Per pale arg & az, on the dexter a dimidiated eagle displayed sa & on the sinister conjoined therewith at the shoulder a sinister arm embowed at the sleeve arg the hand grasping a sword erect ppr, 3, Or, on a cross gu an escutcheon arg charged with a dexter hand couped at the wrist also gu, 4, Az, 3 antique crowns Or a chief gu charged with a portcullis Or btwn 2 scrolls arg.

 

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU of HERALDRY Az, 3 escutcheons 2 & 1 Or & on a chief gold the South African lion (a lion passant guardant gu supporting 4 staves alternately arg & az banded Or). Batons : The representation as a whole superimposed on 2 batons placed in saltire Or.