Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld, 10th Baronet

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Henry Paston-Bedingfeld wearing his tabard as a herald at the Garter Service

Sir Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld, 10th Baronet (born 7 December 1943) is a former Officer-at-Arms of the College of Arms in London.

Insignia of Baronet

Until July 2014, Paston-Bedingfeld served as Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, the junior of the two provincial Kings-at-Arms, to which office he was appointed on 20 September 2010.[1] He had previously served as York Herald since 1993[2] and prior to that as Rouge Croix Pursuivant from 1983.[3] He is currently retired.

Paston-Bedingfeld is the eldest son of Sir Edmund Paston-Bedingfeld, 9th Baronet of Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, by his wife Joan Lynette Rees, to whose title he succeeded upon his father's death on 24 May 2011. He is an honorary vice-president of the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society and was the Master of the Scriveners' Company for 2012-13.

Select coats of arms designed by Bedingfeld[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "College of Arms, What's New - Norroy and Ulster King of Arms". Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 53435. p. 15437. 23 September 1993. Retrieved 30 November 2007.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 49291. p. 3737. 17 March 1983. Retrieved 30 November 2007.
  4. ^ Heraldry Gazette NS 67 (March 1998), 6.
  5. ^ The Heraldry Gazette NS 64 (June 1997), 6.
  6. ^ Heraldry Gazette NS 67 (March 1998), 7.

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Heraldic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Woodcock
Rouge Croix Pursuivant
1983 – 1993
Succeeded by
David Vines White
Preceded by
Peter Spurrier
York Herald
1993 – 2010
Succeeded by
Peter O'Donoghue
Preceded by
Patric Laurence Dickinson
Norroy and Ulster King of Arms
2010 – 2014
Succeeded by
Timothy Duke