Theobald Mathew (officer of arms)
Theobald Mathew was the son of solicitor Robert Mathew and Joan Young, and great-nephew of Sir Arthur Cochrane, Clarenceux King of Arms from 1928 to 1954. He was educated at Downside and Balliol College, Oxford.
Mathew was a Green Staff Officer at the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969. He was appointed Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary on 24 March 1970, and promoted to Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary on 9 October 1978. Mathew reigned from this post in 1997. He had also been deputy treasurer of the College of Arms from 1978.
Theobald Mathew was made an Esquire of the Venerable Order of Saint John in 1977, and an Officer in 1986.
Theobald Mathew was granted armorial bearings on 5 March 1981. These are blazoned
- (Arms) Or a lion rampant and a chief engrailed of three points flory sable
- (Crest) A heathcock sable beaked and legged gules supporting with the dexter claw an ostrich feather gold
- Heralds of Today: A Biographical List of the Officers of the College of Arms, London, 1987-2001, Hubert Chesshyre and Adrian Ailes, (Illuminata, London 2001) ISBN 0-9537845-1-7
Sir Colin Cole
1999 – present
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