An Early Roll of Arms of the Canton of Whyt Whey

In the period of 2003-2005, an armorial roll was assembled for members of the Canton of Whyt Whey by Doña Sancha de Flores.

The pages were preserved at archive.org (1, 2) and I thought they might be interesting as a snapshot of local participants from that time.

Attached below is Doña Sancha’s roll as of 2005; sadly, several of the emblazons were not preserved by the archive.


Name: Alexandre Lerot d’Avignon
Blazon: Per pale wavy purpure and argent, a serpent, glissant palewise and sinister facing, argent and a wolf rampant sable
Registered: March 1987 via the Outlands
Badge: Per pale wavy purpure and argent, a serpent, glissant palewise argent and a wolf rampant sable

Name: Aethelstan St. Maur
Blazon: Argent, a trefoil slipped azure between in chief two crosses swallowtailed gules.
Registered: January of 1987 via the West

Name: Cael Hen Godebog
Blazon: Or, a triple branched candlestick sable, on a chief azure a mullet of eight points Or.
Registered: Unknown

Name: Dearbhforgaill an Chomhaidh
Blazon: Vert, on a bend argent between two plates three lions rampant palewise vert.
Registered: November 2003

Name: Edward Zifran of Gendy
Blazon: Lozengy sable and ermine, a baton sinister gules.
Registered: January of 1974 (via the West)

Name: Ervald La Coudre the Optimistic
Blazon: Azure, chape argent, three legs flexed and conjoined in pall at the hip Or, a base argent.
Registered: January 1990

Name: Jibril al-Dhakhil
Blazon: Argent, a falcon rising sable and on a chief rulgey vert a decrescent and a sun argent
Registered: No

Name: Jan van Antwerpen
Blazon: Quarterly argent and azure, in bend two lymphads azure
Registered: Name registered April 2003.

Name: Judith the Uncertain
Blazon: Per pale and per chevron argent and azure, two trefoils and a crescent counterchanged
Registered: February 1987

Name: Medb ingen Muiredaich
Blazon: Vert, three garbs argent
Registered: In process

Name: Pamela Gattarelli
Blazon: Sable, a bend engrailed to base Or between two pineapples
Registered: Name registered April 2003.

Name: Sancha de Flores
Blazon: Gules, a columbine argent
Registered: Name registered November 2002. Arms registered October 2003.

Name: Seán Ó Súilleabháin Beirre
Blazon: Gules, on a pile argent a turtle purpure
Registered: Name & Arms, January 2003

Name: Tauna Ælswith (Tona the Black)
Blazon: Azure, a crescent inverted between two piles inverted argent, each charged with a crescent inverted azure.
Registered: April 1990

Name: Umbar in Harchiral Dandachi
Blazon: Argent, chaussé polyé cotised and in chief a kindjal dagger palwise inverted sable surmounted by a madu shield fesswise gules
Registered: July 1981

Name: Wolfgang Rotkopf
Blazon: Or, an abacus sable, a chief rayonny gules.
Registered: July of 1990 via the West
Badge: (Fieldless) An abacus sable.

Recent Art Additions

Over the winter holidays I took some time to add another 156 illustrations to the Book of Traceable Heraldic Art.

Many of these are drawn from the Viking Answer Lady’s SVG Images For Heralds, while others come from historical documents including Insignia Florentinorum (Italy, 16th C) and Opus Insignium Armorumque (Slovenia, 17th C), and some have been newly illustrated for this collection.

Below is a summary of the new entries; each includes a single illustration unless a number is provided in parentheses, and represents a new heading unless marked as an addition.

  • Fields: Semy of Crosses Cletchy
  • Divisions: Per Fess With A Single Embattlement; Per Pale Urdy (2)
  • Ordinaries: Bordure Counter-compony
  • Shapes & Symbols: Annulets, Five, Interlaced In Cross; Compass Rose (2 additional); Cross Moline Disjointed; Cross Of Calatrava; Hexagon; Knot, Cavendish, or Savoy Knot; Mullet of 8 Points (1 additional); Mullet of 8 Mascles Interlaced; Nailpuller, Japanese; Nailpullers, Four Japanese, Two and Two; Pentagon; Triquetra (1 additional); Triquetras, Cross of; Umebachi
  • World & Heavens: Crescent (1 additional); Goutte (1 additional); Gurges (1 additional); Moon, Increscent (1 additional); Rainbow (1 additional); Ray of the Sun Issuant From Dexter Chief
  • Plants: Banana; Créquier; Garlic Bulb; Garlic Plant (1 additional); Geranium Flower; Jasmine Flower; Laurel Wreath (1 additional); Linden Branch; Linden Leaves Issuant From The Line, Per Bend; Magnolia Flower; Orange Flower; Poppy Flower (1 additional); Tree Issuant From A Mount
  • Fishes: Dolphin (2 additional); Dolphin Embowed; Fish Haurient; Fish Embowed; Fish, Flying; Lucy (3); Lucies, Three, Fretted (1 additional); Sea-Fox Naiant; Sea-Fox Naiant Guardant; Sea-Horse (1 additional); Sea-Lion (1 additional); Sea-Lion Naiant; Sea-Monster’s Tail (3 additional); Sea-Serpent Erect; Sea-Serpent Undulant (1 additional)
  • Birds: Auk, Great; Bat (1 additional); Bird (1 additional); Cock, Double-Headed; Cock Head Erased; Crane (1 additional); Duck’s Foot; Eagle (4 additional); Eagle, Double-Headed (1 additional); Eagle’s Head Couped; Eagle’s Head Erased (1 additional); Eagle’s Leg Erased (1 additional); Egg; Goose; Heron (1 additional); Hummingbird Hovering; Hummingbird Rising; Magpie Displayed; Peacock (1 additional); Peacock In His Pride (2 additional); Pelican Vulning Itself (1 additional); Pheasant Volant; Phoenix (1 additional); Raven (1 additional); Raven Displayed (1 additional); Raven Migrant (1 additional); Raven Regardant; Raven Rising; Raven Rising Displayed; Raven Rising Displayed Regardant; Swallow Volant (1 additional); Swan Naiant (1 additional); Vol (2 additional); Wing (3 additional)
  • Objects: Aspersorium and Aspergillum; Barnacles, Pair of (1 additional); Battle-Axe, Double-Sided (2 additional); Besom; Bridge of One Arch (2); Bridge of Two Arches (1 additional); Bridge of Three Arches (1 additional); Bridge Throughout of Two Arches; Bridge Throughout of Three Arches (1 additional); Buckle, Square, Trefoiled At The Corners; Candle Enflamed On A Candlestick (2 additional); Castle of Three Towers (1 additional); Castle of FIve Towers; Cleaver; Cornetto, Tenor; Coronet, Ducal (1 additional); Crown, Eastern; Cup (1 additional); Cupping Glass; Fetterlock, Closed (1 additional); Fishhook (1 additional); Flag (1 additional); Fleshpot (1 additional); Footbridge; Footbridge Throughout; Glove; Glove Aversed; Glove Fesswise; Gonfalon (2 additional); Grappling Iron; Hammer (1 additional); Harpoon (2); Hat, Jew’s (2 additional); Key (1 additional); Knife (1 additional); Knife, Pruning; Ladder; Meat, Spit of (2); Oar; Rake; Ring, Gemmed (2); Rope, Annulet of (1 additional); Scythe (1 additional); Spade (1 additional); Streitgabelklinge; Tower (2 additional); Wall; Wall Couped; Wheel (1 additional)