Bath King of Arms

The King of Arms of the Order of the Bath is the herald of the Order of the Bath.

Kings of Arms

Name Dates Ref.
Grey Longueville 1725–1745
Edward Younge 1745–?
William Woodley ?–1757
Samuel Horsey 1757–1771
Sir Thomas Cullum, Bt. 1771–1800
John Palmer Cullum 1800–1829 (son of Sir Thomas Cullum)
Ensign Algernon Greville 1829–1864 [1]
Admiral The Hon. George Grey 1865–1891
Admiral The Hon. Lord Frederic Kerr 1891–1896
General Sir Lynedoch Gardiner, KCVO, CB 1896-1897
Major General Sir John McNeill, VC, GCVO, KCB, KCMG 1898–1904
Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane, GCB, ISO 1904–1915
Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Callaghan, GCB, GCVO 1919–1920
General Sir Charles Monro, Bt. GCB, GCSI, GCMG 1920–1929
Admiral Sir William Pakenham, GCB, KCMG, KCVO 1930–1933
General Sir Walter Braithwaite, GCB 1933–1946
Admiral Sir Max Horton, GCB, DSO & Two Bars, SGM 1946–1951
Air Chief Marshal Sir James Robb, GCB, KBE, DSO, DFC, AFC 1952–1965
General Sir Richard Goodbody, GCB, KBE, DSO 1965–1976
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Pollock, GCB, LVO, DSC 1976–1985
Air Chief Marshal Sir David Evans, GCB, CBE 1985–1999
General Sir Brian Kenny, GCB, CBE 1999–2009
Admiral of the Fleet The Rt. Hon. The Lord Boyce, KG, GCB, OBE, DL 2009-2018
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, GCB 2018-Present


  1. ^ Burke's Peerage (1939 edition), s.v. Warwick, Earl
Algernon Greville

Algernon Frederick Greville (29 December 1798 – 15 December 1864) was an English soldier, cricketer, and officer of arms who served as private secretary to the Duke of Wellington.

Algernon Greville (disambiguation)

Algernon Greville (1798–1864) was an English soldier and cricketer, and Bath King of Arms.

Algernon Greville may also refer to:

Algernon Greville (MP) (c.1677–1720), Member of Parliament for Warwick

Algernon Greville, 2nd Baron Greville (1841–1909), Member of Parliament for Westmeath

Hardwick House, Suffolk

Hardwick House was a manor house near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, owned by Sir Robert Drury, Speaker of the House of Commons, of Hawstead Place. It was subsequently purchased in the seventeenth century by Royalist Robert Cullum, a former Sheriff of London. Experts in Suffolk county history as well as noted authorities in antiquarian and botanical matters, the Cullum family of eight successive baronets authored works on the county and its fauna and flora. Sir Thomas Gery Cullum, a Charterhouse graduate, medical doctor and member of the Royal Academy and the Linnean Society, was a well-regarded author on science and botany.

John Chetwynd

John Chetwynd (1643 – 9 December 1702), of Rudge, near Sandon, Staffordshire was an English Member of Parliament.

He was the eldest son of John Chetwynd of Rudge.He was Member of Parliament for Stafford from 1689 to 1695, and again in 1701 and 1702. In the intervening period he sat for Tamworth in 1698–1700. He was pricked High Sheriff of Staffordshire for 1695–96. He died in 1702. He had married in 1738 Lucy, the daughter of Robert Roane of Tullesworth, Chaldon, Surrey and had 3 sons and a daughter.

His son Walter inherited the Ingestre estate from his distant cousin Walter Chetwynd the antiquary in 1693, greatly raising the prominence of his branch of the family. Walter was created Viscount Chetwynd in 1717, a title to which John's other two sons (John and William) succeeded in turn.

His daughter Lucy married Edward Younge, Bath King of Arms.

King of Arms

King of Arms is the senior rank of an officer of arms. In many heraldic traditions, only a king of arms has the authority to grant armorial bearings and sometimes certify genealogies and noble titles. In other traditions, the power has been delegated to other officers of similar rank.

List of Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London

This is an incomplete list of Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London. The honour, denoted by the post-nominal FSA, is awarded to members of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a learned society founded in 1707.

List of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order appointed by Edward VII

The Royal Victorian Order is an order of knighthood awarded by the sovereign of the United Kingdom and several Commonwealth realms. It is granted personally by the monarch and recognises personal service to the monarchy, the Royal Household, royal family members, and the organisation of important royal events. The order was officially created and instituted on 23 April 1896 by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm by Queen Victoria. It was instituted with five grades, the highest of which was Knight Grand Cross (GCVO), which conferred the status of knighthood on holders (apart from foreigners, who typically received honorary awards not entitling them to the style of a knight).

No limit was placed on the number of appointments which could be made. King Edward VII appointed 97 Knights Grand Cross, plus an additional 239 honorary Knights Grand Cross, between his accession to the throne on 22 January 1901 and his death on 6 May 1910. Of those 97, 6 were members of his own family, 3 were Indian princes, 1 was an archbishop, 31 were already peers and 56 were knights (including 8 baronets). Of the total substantive appointments, 30 were to serving commissioned officers, including General Sir John French and Admiral of the Fleet John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher. Amongst the civilian appointments was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, who had been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom three times: 1885–86, 1886–92 and 1895–1902.

The foreign appointments comprised 55 Germans, 26 Austro-Hungarians, 22 Spaniards, 18 Danes, 18 Swedes (including 6 from Sweden and Norway), 16 Frenchmen, 15 Portuguese, 14 Italians, 13 Russians, 12 Greeks, 12 Japanese, 5 Norwegians, 3 Belgians and Bulgarians, 2 Ottoman Turks, and 1 Chinese, Egyptian, Persian and Thai, plus 2 royals of mixed nationality. Royalty feature heavily; the King of Greece was among them, as were the future kings of Norway, Denmark, Greece and Thailand. Also among the honorary appointments are four Prime Ministers: Georgios Theotokis (Greece), Antonio Maura y Montaner (Spain), Arvid Lindman (Sweden) and Pyotr Stolypin (Russia); they feature alongside politicians, military officers and diplomats from numerous European powers as well as China, Egypt, Japan, the Ottoman Empire and Persia.

List of Old Carthusians

The following are notable Old Carthusians, who are former pupils of Charterhouse (founded in 1611).

List of Royal Navy admirals (1707–current)

Admiral is a senior rank of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, which equates to the NATO rank code OF-9, formally outranked only by the rank admiral of the fleet. The rank of admiral is currently the highest rank to which an officer in the Royal Navy can be promoted, admiral of the fleet being used nowadays only for honorary promotions.

This list aims to include all who have been promoted to the rank of admiral in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom following the Acts of Union 1707, or to historical variations of that rank (the main article on the rank includes a history of the rank, including the pre-1864 use of colour for admirals of the various squadrons).

Royal Navy officers holding the ranks of rear admiral, vice admiral and admiral of the fleet are sometimes considered generically to be admirals. These are not listed here unless they gained the rank of full admiral.

For a very long time promotion to the ranks above captain was an entitlement of everyone who had become a captain and occurred in strict order of seniority as captain; this was enacted in 1718 and is still evident in Navy Lists of the 1940s. Various stratagems were developed to move those who had seniority over captains who it was actually desired to promote out of the way of the functional promotions, including promotion "without distinction of squadron", "dormant commissions", "superannuation", a variety of pension schemes, a "reserved list", and a "retired list";

these were frequently enacted by Order in Council. Despite being moved off the active list vice-admirals could still be promoted to admiral after all previously promoted vice admirals of their category had been promoted or died, whether on an honorific basis or as a means of granting them a pension increase.

Persons listed are shown with the titles they held at the time of their deaths whether or not these were held at the time of their promotion to the rank of full admiral.

Those who only held the rank of full admiral on an acting basis are not shown.

List of participants in the coronation procession of Elizabeth II

The procession for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was an element of the ceremony in which court, clerical, governmental, and parliamentary officials from around the Commonwealth of Nations moved in a set order of precedence through the streets of London, England, and into Westminster Abbey, where the coronation took place.

List of participants in the coronation processions of George VI

There were three processions during the coronation of King George VI. The first saw the King and Queen, members of the royal family, Prime Ministers of the Dominions and the representatives of foreign royalty proceed from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey for the ceremony. Once in the Abbey, the second procession was an element of the ceremony in which court, clerical, governmental, and parliamentary officials from around the Commonwealth of Nations moved in a set order of precedence through the nave and choir and to their seats. After the Coronation, the King and Queen proceeded for the third and last time that day around London's streets as part of a large military parade. The lists below outline the processions forming part of the Coronation of King George VI.

Max Horton

Admiral Sir Max Kennedy Horton, & Two Bars, SGM (29 November 1883 – 30 July 1951) was a British submariner during the First World War and commander-in-chief of the Western Approaches in the later half of the Second World War, responsible for British participation in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Max Horton was born in Anglesey to Robert Joseph Angel Horton and Esther/Hester Maude Goldsmid, of the famous Goldsmid/D'Avigdor Goldsmid Anglo Jewish family.

Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for appointing a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements. The knights so created were known as "Knights of the Bath". George I "erected the Knights of the Bath into a regular Military Order". He did not (as is commonly believed) revive the Order of the Bath, since it had never previously existed as an Order, in the sense of a body of knights who were governed by a set of statutes and whose numbers were replenished when vacancies occurred.The Order consists of the Sovereign (currently Queen Elizabeth II), the Great Master (currently Charles, Prince of Wales, and three Classes of members:

Knight Grand Cross (GCB) or Dame Grand Cross (GCB)

Knight Commander (KCB) or Dame Commander (DCB)

Companion (CB)Members belong to either the Civil or the Military Division. Prior to 1815, the order had only a single class, Knight Companion (KB), which no longer exists. Recipients of the Order are now usually senior military officers or senior civil servants. Commonwealth citizens who are not subjects of the Queen and foreign nationals may be made Honorary Members.The Order of the Bath is the fourth-most senior of the British Orders of Chivalry, after The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick (dormant).

Shillington, Bedfordshire

Shillington is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. In the south of the parish the hamlet of Pegsdon includes the Pegsdon hills nature reserve and is a salient of the county into Hertfordshire. Since 1985 its administration has included the village of Higham Gobion, south-west on the minor road leading to the main north-south road in the district, the A6. It has a population of 1,831 and is centred midway between stopping services railway stations on the Midland Main Line and East Coast Main Line 6 miles (9.7 km) away. Farmland and hedgerows forms 95% of the land use and to the south and north of the boundaries is intermittent woodland.

Spencer Ponsonby-Fane

Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane, (né Ponsonby; 14 March 1824 – 1 December 1915) was an English cricketer and civil servant. He was born in 1824 in Mayfair, the sixth son of John Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough.

Stubbington House School

Stubbington House School was founded in 1841 as a boys' preparatory school, originally located in the Hampshire village of Stubbington, around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the Solent. Stubbington House School was known by the sobriquet "the cradle of the Navy". The school was relocated to Ascot in 1962, merging with Earleywood School, and it closed in 1997.

Thomas Gery Cullum

Sir Thomas Gery Cullum, 7th Baronet (30 November 1741 – 8 September 1831) was a medical doctor educated at London Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge, and who later practised surgery at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, where he served as an alderman and DL for Suffolk. Cullum was the son of Sir John Cullum, 5th Baronet, of Hardwick House, Hardwick, Suffolk.

William Pakenham (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral Sir William Christopher Pakenham, (10 July 1861 – 28 July 1933) was a senior Royal Navy officer. He served as a British observer with the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Russo-Japanese War; during the First World War he commanded the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron at the Battle of Jutland, and from December 1916 was Commander-in-Chief of the Battle Cruiser Fleet.

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