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

Howard Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary is an officer of arms extraordinary in England. As such, Howard is a royal herald, but is not a member of the College of Arms in London.

The present office was created in November 1992 by the Earl Marshal, who was also the Duke of Norfolk. The name of the office is taken from the barony of Howard of Glossop (created in 1869), to which the 17th Duke inherited in 1972, from his father the 3rd Baron. The Duke himself has never used the title, since his mother's barony of Beaumont takes precedence.[1]

The badge of office was assigned in 1992: A cross-crosslet fitchy argent enclosed within a pair of wings displayed and reflexed gold. The crosslet is taken from the Howard's Arms and crest, while the wings allude to one of the Howard's crests and also the swiftness of the pursuivant as a messenger.[1]

There has only been one appointment to this office since its creation.

Holders of the office

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref
John Henry Bruce Bedells 30 November 1992-1998 [2]

See also


  1. ^ a b 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. pp. 55-56. ISBN 0-9537845-1-7.
  2. ^ "No. 53175". The London Gazette. 14 January 1993. p. 617.
  • 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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