Clive CHEESMAN - Richmond Herald

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ArmsPer pale and per pall argent and sable
CrestA crow sable, gorged with an ancient British torque or alighting on a man’s skull resting on its side argent.
MottoREASON WILL RESPECT

There is uniqueness to the arms in that they were the last to be granted in 1999 and the first to be signed by Chester Herald as Registrar. Mr Cheesman wanted a simple design. However the rationale behind this simplicity is esoteric but the use of ordinaries in the arms could ‘remind one of wedges of cheese’! The crest reflects Mr Cheesman’s earlier involvement with ancient British and Romano-British antiques when employed at the British Museum, while also constituting a meme nto mori, a suitable reference to the passing of generations with which a genealogist is occupied.

Granted31st December 1999.
Located in: Honorary Members
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