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Maltravers Herald Extraordinary

Maltravers Herald Extraordinary
Badge of the Maltravers Herald Extraordinary.svg
The heraldic badge of Maltravers Herald of Arms Extraordinary
Heraldic traditionGallo-British
JurisdictionEngland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Governing bodyCollege of Arms

Maltravers Herald of Arms Extraordinary is a current officer of arms extraordinary in England. As such, Maltravers is a royal herald, but is not a member of the College of Arms in London. The present office was created in 1887 by the Earl Marshal, who was also the Duke of Norfolk and Baron Maltravers. The office is known to have been held by a pursuivant to Lord Maltravers when he was deputy of Calais from 1540 to 1544. The badge is blazoned as A Fret Or. It was officially assigned in 1973, though it had been assumed by two Maltravers Heralds in the 1930s. It derives from the coat of arms of Maltravers Sable a Fret Or and a Label of the points Ermine, and was the badge of John, Earl of Arundel through which family the barony passed to the Howard dukes of Norfolk.[1]

The current Maltravers Herald of Arms Extraordinary is John Martin Robinson, MA (St Andrews) DPhil (Oxford) FSA.

Holders of the office

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref
Arms of Joseph Jackson Howard.svg Joseph Jackson Howard 26 November 1887–1902 [2]
Arms of Sir William James Bull.svg Sir William Bull 22 December 1922–1931
Arthur Oswald Barron 18 March 1937–1939 [3]
Arms of Aubrey Toppin.svg Aubrey Toppin 15 December 1966–1969 [4]
Arms of Francis William Steer.svg Francis William Steer 27 November 1972–1978 [5]
Arms of John Martin Robinson.svg John Martin Robinson 27 April 1989–Present [6]

See also


  1. ^ Chesshyre, Hubert; Ailes, Adrian (2001). Heralds of Today, A Biographical List of the Officers of the College of Arms, London, 1987-2001. London: Illuminata Publishers. p. 43. ISBN 0-9537845-1-7.
  2. ^ "No. 25763". The London Gazette. 2 December 1887. p. 6721.
  3. ^ "No. 34381". The London Gazette. 19 March 1937. p. 1821.
  4. ^ "No. 44206". The London Gazette. 29 December 1966. p. 13959.
  5. ^ "No. 45840". The London Gazette. 1 December 1972. p. 14374.
  6. ^ "No. 51716". The London Gazette. 27 April 1989. p. 5041.
  • The College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street : being the sixteenth and final monograph of the London Survey Committee, Walter H. Godfrey, assisted by Sir Anthony Wagner, with a complete list of the officers of arms, prepared by H. Stanford London, (London, 1963)
  • A History of the College of Arms &c, Mark Noble, (London, 1804)

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