Bluemantle Pursuivant
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Bluemantle Pursuivant

Bluemantle Pursuivant
Badge of the Blue Mantle Pursuivant.svg
The heraldic badge of Blue Mantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary
Heraldic traditionGallo-British
JurisdictionEngland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Governing bodyCollege of Arms

Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary is a junior officer of arms of the College of Arms in London. The office is reputed to have been created by King Henry V to serve the Order of the Garter, but there is no documentary evidence of this. There is, however, mention of an officer styled Blewmantle going to France in 1448. The first Bluemantle to be mentioned by name is found in a record from around 1484. The badge of office, probably derived from the original blue material of the Order of the Garter, is blazoned as A Blue Mantle lined Ermine cords and tassels Or.

The current Bluemantle Pursuivant is Mark John Rosborough Scott who was appointed 13 June 2019.

Holders of the office

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref
Arms of John Ashwell or Haswell.svg John Ashwell or Haswell (Henry V)
Arms of John Ashwell.svg John Ashwell (Henry V)
Arms of Thomas More (herald).svg Thomas More (1419)
Thomas Collyer (Henry V)
Arms of William Hawkeslowe.svg William Hawkeslowe (Henry VI)
Arms of William Horsley.svg John Horsley (Henry VI)
Arms of Richard Stanton.svg Richard Stanton (Henry VI)
James Collyer or Collier (Henry VI)
Arms of John Ferrant.svg John Ferrant (Henry VI)
Arms of Roger Mallett.svg Roger Mallett (Henry VI)
Arms of Henry French or Franke.svg Henry French or Franke (Edward IV)
Arms of Richard Champneys.svg Richard Champneys (Edward IV)
Arms of Thomas Hollingworth.svg Thomas Hollingsworth (Edward IV)
Arms of Roger Bromley.svg Roger Bromley (Edward IV)
John Brice (Edward IV)
Arms of Henry French or Franke.svg Thomas French or Franke (Edward IV)
Rowland Playnford (Edward IV)
Arms of Laurence Alford.svg Laurence Alford (1484)
...Banalee 1503-1507
Francis Dyes 1508-1510
Ralph Lago 1510-1522
Arms of Thomas Bysley.svg Thomas Bysley 1522-1528
John Hutton 1528-1528
Arms of Nicholas Narbon.svg John Narboone 1528-1536
Arms of Richard Ratcliffe.svg Richard Ratcliffe 1536-1543
Arms of William Harvey.svg William Harvey 1543-1545
Arms of Edmund Atkinson.svg Edmund Atkynson 1545-1550
Arms of Nicholas Narbon.svg Nicholas Narboone 1550-1557
Arms of Thomas Hollingworth.svg John Hollingworth 1557-1559
Arms of Richard Turpin.svg Richard Turpin 1559-1565
Arms of Sir Gilbert Dethick.svg Nicholas Dethick 1565-1583
Arms of Humphrey Hales.svg Humphry Hales 1583-1587
Arms of Francis Jones.svg James Thomas 1587-1589
Arms of Robert Treswell.svg Robert Treswell 1589-1597
Arms of Mercury Patten.svg Mercury Patten 1597-1611
Arms of Sir Henry St George.svg Henry St George 1611-1616
Arms of Sampson Lennard.svg Sampson Lennard 1616-1633
Arms of William Ryley.svg William Ryley 1633-1641
Arms of Robert Browne.svg Robert Browne 1641-1646
Arms of John Watson.svg John Watson 1646-1660
Arms of Robert Chaloner.svg Robert Chaloner 1660-1665
Arms of Richard Hornebrooke.svg Richard Hornebrooke 1665-1667
Arms of William Segar.svg Thomas Segar 1669-1670
Arms of John Gibbon.svg John Gibbon 1670-1719
James Greene 1719-1737
Arms of Thomas Browne.svg Thomas Browne 1737-1743
John Pine 1743-1747
Arms of Ralph Bigland.svg Ralph Bigland 1747-1752
John Ward 1752-1761
Arms of Sir Isaac Heard.svg Isaac Heard 1761-1762
Arms of Henry Pujolas.svg Henry Pujolas 1762-1763
Arms of Peter Dore.svg Peter Dore 1763-1764
Arms of Thomas Browne.svg George Browne 1764-1767
Arms of George Harrison (b. 1740).svg George Harrison 1767-1774
Arms of Sir Charles Townley.svg Sir Charles Townley 1774-1781
Arms of Sir Edmund Lodge.svg Edmund Lodge, Esq., FSA 1781-1793
Arms of Sir George Nayler.svg George Nayler 1793-1794
John Havers 1794-1797 [1]
Arms of Francis Martin.svg Francis Martin, Jr. 1797-1819
Arms of Sir Albert Woods.svg William Woods 1819-1831 [2]
Arms of George Harrison Rogers-Harrison.svg George Harrison Rogers-Harrison 1831-1849 [3]
Arms of Henry Murray Lane.svg Henry Murray Lane 1849-1864 [4]
Arms of Henry Harrington Molyneux-Seel.svg Henry Harrington Molyneux-Seel 1864-1873 [5]
Arms of Edward Bellasis.svg Edward Bellasis, Esq. 1873-1882 [6]
Arms of Charles Athill.svg Charles Harold Athill, Esq., MVO, FSA 1882-1889 [7]
Arms of Gordon Lee.svg Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee, Esq., CB, CVO 1889-1905 [8]
Arms of Sir Gerald Wollaston.svg Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, KCB, KCVO 1906-1919 [9]
Arms of Philip Plantagenet Cary.svg Hon. Philip Plantagenet Cary, FSA 1919-1923 [10]
Edmund Clarence Richard Armstrong, Esq., FSA 1923-1923 [11]
Arms of Aubrey Toppin.svg Aubrey John Toppin, Esq., CVO, FSA 1923-1932 [12]
Arms of Richard Graham-Vivian.svg Richard Preston Graham-Vivian, Esq., MVO, MC 1933-1947 [13]
Arms of James Arnold Frere.svg James Arnold Frere, Esq., FSA 1948-1956 [14]
Arms of John Brooke-Little.svg John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little, Esq., CVO, FSA 1956-1967 [15]
Arms of Francis Sedley Andrus.svg Francis Sedley Andrus, Esq., LVO 1970-1972 [16]
Arms of Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones.svg Sir Peter Llewellyn Gwynn-Jones, KCVO, FSA 1973-1983 [17]
Arms of Terence David McCarthy.svg Terence David McCarthy, Esq. 1983-1991
Arms of Noel, Earl of Gainsborough.svg Robert John Baptist Noel, Esq. 1992-1999 [18]
Michael Peter Desmond O'Donoghue, Esq. 2005-2012 [19]
Mark John Rosborough Scott, Esq., MA 2019-present [20]

See also


  1. ^ "No. 13653". The London Gazette. 13 May 1794. p. 425.
  2. ^ "No. 17468". The London Gazette. 13 April 1819. p. 658.
  3. ^ "No. 4019". The Edinburgh Gazette. 29 November 1831. p. 323.
  4. ^ "No. 21009". The London Gazette. 14 August 1849. p. 2532.
  5. ^ "No. 22912". The London Gazette. 15 November 1864. p. 5371.
  6. ^ "No. 24045". The London Gazette. 16 December 1873. p. 5936.
  7. ^ "No. 25130". The London Gazette. 25 July 1882. p. 3458.
  8. ^ "No. 25967". The London Gazette. 23 August 1889. p. 4611.
  9. ^ "No. 11795". The Edinburgh Gazette. 16 January 1906. p. 70.
  10. ^ "No. 31243". The London Gazette. 21 March 1919. p. 3753.
  11. ^ "No. 32803". The London Gazette. 6 March 1923. p. 1817.
  12. ^ "No. 32849". The London Gazette. 31 July 1923. p. 5239.
  13. ^ "No. 33925". The London Gazette. 28 March 1933. p. 2115.
  14. ^ "No. 38221". The London Gazette. 27 February 1948. p. 1492.
  15. ^ "No. 40932". The London Gazette. 23 November 1956. p. 6634.
  16. ^ "No. 45066". The London Gazette. 24 March 1970. p. 3415.
  17. ^ "No. 45947". The London Gazette. 6 April 1973. p. 4481.
  18. ^ "No. 53094". The London Gazette. 25 March 1982. p. 18353.
  19. ^ "No. 57539". The London Gazette. 21 January 2005. p. 703.
  20. ^ Bluemantle Pursuivant, College of Arms, 13 June 2019, retrieved 2019
  • 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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