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From: "Sue Fielding" <>
Subject: [CHS] Re: College of Arms
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 12:54:58 +0000
Thank you for your letter. The information and explanations from the College
of Arms are interesting.
I am not looking for the information in order to make a claim to anything
for myself but for my research I do need to find out, somehow or other, the
fate of that missing 1658 Pedigree without which I cannot complete my tree.
But is the College the ONLY source for this kind of material?
What experiences have other members had when applying for a copy of a
To: (Sue Fielding)
Subject: College of Arms
Date: Sun, Oct 28, 2001, 12:04 pm
I wouldn't even consider this fee. I feel the following should clarify
somethings for you. Unless you are entitled to these Arms ie. by direct
male line it just isn't worth it.
Labelled illustration of a full achievement of arms
<http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/achievement.htm> Q. Do coats of arms
belong to surnames? A. No. There is no such thing as a 'coat of arms for a
surname'. Many people of the same surname will often be entitled to
completely different coats of arms, and many of that surname will be
entitled to no coat of arms. Coats of arms belong to individuals. For any
person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it
granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to
whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past.
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