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Garter King of Arms

On 26 Jan 1505 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (17) was appointed Garter King of Arms. Around this time he changed his surname from Writhe to Wriothesley as did his brother William Wriothesley York Herald Rouge Croix -1513 (16).

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:

On 15 Jul 1536 Christopher Barker Garter King of Arms -1550 was appointed Garter King of Arms.

In Jan 1604 William Segar Painter 1554-1663 was appointed Garter King of Arms.

On 17 Jan 1607 William Segar Painter 1554-1663 received a great patent seal confirming him as Garter King of Arms.

In 1838 William Woods Howard 1785-1842 (52) was appointed Garter King of Arms.

In 1842 Charles Young Garter King of Arms 1795-1869 (46) was appointed Garter King of Arms which post he held until his death.

Times Newspaper Court Circular. 03 Feb 1866.
Her Majesty (46) drove out yesterday morniug and afternoon. Mr. Engleheart arrived at Osborne House, Isle of Wight on Thursday, and had the honour of dining with Her Majesty (46) and the Royal family yesterday. The Queen (46) held a Council today, which was attended by Earl Russell (73), Earl de Grey and Ripon (38), antd Mr. Guschen.
Mr. Helps was Clerk of the Council.
Earl Cowley (61), Viscount Sydney (60), and Sir Charles Young (70), Garter, arrived from London this morning. Lord Cowley (61) was introduced by Lord Sydney (60), Lord Chamberlain (Sir Charles Young (70) attending with the insignia of the Order of the Garter), and Her Majesty (46) invested Lord Cowley (61) with the Riband and Badge of the Garter.
Earl Russell (73) and Earl de Grey (38) had audiences of Her Majesty (46).
NOTE. On 03 Feb 1866 Henry Richard Charles Wellesley 1st Earl Cowley 1804-1884 (61) was appointed 747th Knight Garter: Victoria.

1845 Francis Grant 1803-1878 (41). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (25).

1833. George Hayter 1792-1871 (40). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (13).

Around 28 Jun 1838. George Hayter 1792-1871 (45). Coronation Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (19).

10 Feb 1840. George Hayter 1792-1871 (47). Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Hayter included portraits of fifty-six of those present at the occasion and sittings took place over the next year. The Queen (20) sat for him in March in her 'Bridal dress, veil, wreath & all', and Prince Albert (20) also posed for his portrait several times during the following months. Hayter's family too helped out with his son, Henry, modelling the Prince's costume, while his daughter Mary posed for the Queen's arm and wearing the veil. Victoria's aunt Queen Adelaide (47), however, was unwilling to co-operate and the artist had to refer to a miniature for her likeness. Hayter included himself in the painting, on the lower right, with his sketchbook and pencil.

Around 1840. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873 (34). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20). Note the Garter worn on the Arm as worn by Ladies of the Garter.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873 (40). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (26) and Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1819-1861 (26) and their children.

In 1840. Richard Rothwell Painter 1800-1868 (39). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20).

1880.Henry Tanworth Wells Painter 1828-1903 (51). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (60) being informed she was Queen by Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 and William Howley Archbishop Canterbury 1766-1848.Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria

10 Mar 1863. William Powell Frith 1819-1909 (44). Marriage of the future King Edward VII and Alexandra. The artist has depicted the moment when the Prince (21) is about to place the ring on the Princess' (18) finger. The two little boys dressed in tartan are Prince Leopold (9) and Prince Arthur (12), Queen Victoria's youngest sons. At the top right of the painting the Queen (43) herself looks down on the ceremony.

1853 Francis Grant 1803-1878 (49). Portrait of John Russell 1st Earl Russell 1792-1878 (60).

Before 1840. George Hayter 1792-1871. Portrait of John Russell 1st Earl Russell 1792-1878 and Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland 1773-1840.

In 1869 Albert Woods Howard 1816-1904 (52) was appointed Garter King of Arms.

Deputy Garter King Arms

In 1603 William Segar Painter 1554-1663 was appointed Deputy Garter King Arms to invest Christian IV King Denmark 1577-1648 (25) with the Order of the Garter.

Clarenceux King of Arms

In 1831 William Woods Howard 1785-1842 (45) was appointed Clarenceux King of Arms.

Norrey King of Arms

After 1660 William Dugdale 1605-1686 was appointed Norrey King of Arms with the influence of Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon 1609-1674.

Around 1643. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (31). Portrait of Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon 1609-1674 (33).

Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely 1618-1680. Portrait of Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon 1609-1674.

In 1593 William Segar Painter 1554-1663 was appointed Norrey King of Arms.

Funeral of Elizabeth I

On 28 Apr 1603 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland was buried at Westminster Abbey.
Helena Snakenbourg Marchioness Northampton 1549-1635 (54) was Chief Mourner in the procession since Arbella Stewart 1575-1615 (28) refused to take part. She was supported by Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623 (60) and Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (67).
George Bourchier 1535-1605 (68) carried the Standard of the Dragon.
Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (18) carried the Standard of the Greyhound.
Thomas Somerset -1648 carried the Standard of the Lyon.
William Segar Painter 1554-1663 carried the Sword of State as Norrey King of Arms.

Around 1546. William Scrots 1517-1553 (29). Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (12) before her accession painted for her father.

Around 1570 Hans Eworth 1520-1574 (50). Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (36).

Around 1592 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636 (30).The Ditchley Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (58).

After 1585 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

Around 1563 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (29).

Around 1747. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. View across the River Thames to Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall.

1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster Abbey with a procession of Knights of the Bath. St Margaret's Church adjacent with the flag.

Around 1750. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster from near the Terrace of Somerset House, Strand In the distance the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Bridge.

Around 1801. Benjamin West Painter 1738-1820 (62). Milkmaids in St James' Park, St James' with Westminster Abbey Beyond.

Before 1623. Unknown Artist. Portrait of Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623.

Around 1604 John Critz 1551-1642 (53) is believed to have contributed to the Somerset House Conference painting of the negotiation of the Treaty of London in which Thomas Sackville 1st Earl Dorset 1536-1608 (68), Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (68), Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire 1563-1606 (41), Henry Howard 1st Earl Northampton 1540-1614 (63) and Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612 (40) are represented on the right side.

Around 1620 Daniel Mijtens 1590-1648 (30). Portrait of Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (84).

Around 1615 William Larkin 1582-1619 (33). Portrait of Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (30).

In 1634 Daniel Mijtens 1590-1648 (44). Portrait of Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (49) wearing his Leg Garter and Garter Collar.

Around 1634 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (34). Portrait of Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (49).

Around 1615 Unknown Artist. Posthumous portrait of Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (30) wearing his Garter Robes and Garter Collar.

Ulster King of Arms

In 1597 Daniel Molyneux Ulster King of Arms 1568-1632 (29) was appointed Ulster King of Arms.

Norrey and Ulster King of Arms

Herald

Lancaster Herald

In 1641 William Riley was appointed Lancaster Herald.

Somerset Herald

In 1589 William Segar Painter 1554-1663 was appointed Somerset Herald.

York Herald

In 1509 William Wriothesley York Herald Rouge Croix -1513 (20) was appointed York Herald.

Pursuivant of Arms

Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary

Around 1505 William Wriothesley York Herald Rouge Croix -1513 (16) was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary.

In 1639 William Dugdale 1605-1686 (33) was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary.

Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary is the oldest of the four Pursuivants in Ordinary being established in the reign of Henry IV. The Red Cross refers to the Cross of St George.

Wallingford Pursuivant

In 1489 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (1) was appointed Wallingford Pursuivant in the service of Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502 (2).

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise: