Rouge Croix Pursuivant

Rouge Croix Pursuivant

Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary is a junior officer of arms of the College of Arms. The office is named after St George's Cross which has been a symbol of England since the time of the Crusades. The office is currently vacant, after the promotion of the last holder, David White, to Somerset Herald in 2004.

Holders of the office

"Brackets indicate a date or approximate date for which there is evidence that the named person was holder of this office. The reigning monarch is given if the date is not known more precisely."

*(Hen IV) Nicholas Serby
* (Hen IV) Richard Boys
*(Hen V) Giles Waster
* (Hen V) Roger Legh or Lygh
* (Hen V) John Writhe
*(1422) John Mowbray
* (Hen VI) Robert Ashwell
* (Hen VI) James Billett
* (Hen VI) John Mallett
* (Hen VI) Robert Dunham
* (Hen VI) Richard Ashwell
* (Hen VI) John Ballard
* (Hen VI) Thomas Holme
* (Hen VI) John More
*(Edw IV) William Carlill
* (Edw IV) Roger Stanford
* (Edw IV) Richard Slacke
* (Edw IV) John Water or Walter
* (Edw IV) Thomas Benolt
* (Edw IV) Thomas Waters
* (Edw IV) Robert Browne
* (Edw IV) William Jenyns
* (Edw IV) Thomas Tonge
*(1484) George Berry
*(1485) Richard Greenwood
*(1492) (name unknown)
*1505-1509 William Wriothesley
*1509-1515 Thomas Hawley
*1515-1520 Laurence de la Gatta
*1521-1521 Thomas Wall
*1524-1535 Charles Wriothesley
*1535-1538 Bartholomew Butler
*1538-1540 Thomas Stevenson
*1540-1541 Gilbert Dethick
*1541-1543 Justinian Barker
*1543-1546 William Flower
*1546-1547 Lawrence Dalton
*(Edw VI) Simon Newbald
*1551-1553 Nicholas Tubman
*1553-1566 Henry Cotgrove
*1566-1569 William Dethick
*1569-1580 Thomas Dawes
*1580-1592 Ralph Brooke
*1592-1604 Thomas Knight
*1604-1619 William Wyrley
*1619-1621 John Guillim
*1621-1624 Augustine Vincent
*1624-1626 John Bradshaw
*1626-1637 George Owen
*1637-1638 Edward Walker
*1638-1639 Henry Lilly
*1639- William Dugdale
*(intruded) Robert Browne
*(intruded) Everard Exton
*1660-1677 Henry Dethick, Esq.
*1677-1686 Henry Ball
*1686-1688 Charles Mawson
*1688- Samuel Stebbing
*(Anne) Peter Le Neve
*(Anne) John Bound
*1722-1725 Richard Graham
*1725-1751 John Pomfret
*1751-1752 Alexander Cozens
*1752?-1773 Henry Hastings
*1773-1777 John Charles Brooke, Esq., FSA
*1777-1784 Francis Townsend
*1784-1794 John Atkinson
*1794-1803 Joseph Hawker
*1803-1823 William Radclyffe
*1823-1839 Robert Laurie
*1839-1854 William Courthope
*1854-1866 James Robinson Planché
*1866-1872 John von Sonnentag de Havilland
*1872-1880 Stephen Isaacson Tucker
*1880-1887 Sir Henry Farnham Burke, KCVO, CB, FSA
*1887-1904 George William Marshall, Esq., LLD, FSA
*1904-1915 Sir Arthur William Stuart Cochrane, KCVO
*1915-1922 Archibald George Blomefield Russell, Esq., CVO, FSA
*1922-1928 Henry Robert Charles Martin, Esq., FSA
*1928-1941 Philip Walter Kerr, Esq., MVO, FSA
*1947-1954 John Riddell Bromhead Walker, Esq., CVO, MC
*1954-1960 Sir Walter John George Verco, KCVO
*1961-1967 Rodney Dennys, Esq., CVO, OBE, FSA
*1970-1978 David Hubert Boothby Chesshyre, Esq., CVO, FSA
*1978-1982 Thomas Woodcock, Esq., LVO, FSA
*1983-1993 Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld, Esq.
*1995-2004 David Vines White, Esq.

ee also

* Heraldry
* Officer of Arms


* "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", Rev. Mark Noble, (London, 1804)

External links

* [ The College of Arms]
* [ CUHGS Officer of Arms Index]

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