Robert Noel

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Robert Noel at a Garter Service

Robert John Baptist Noel (born 15 October 1962) is an Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London.

Robert Noel is the son of Hon. Gerard Eyre Wriothesley Noel, of Westington Mill, Chipping Campden, and grandson of the 4th Earl of Gainsborough. He was educated at Ampleforth College, Exeter College, Oxford and St Edmund's College, Cambridge.

Noel worked as a shipbroker, a library assistant at the College of Arms, and an auctioneer for Christie's of London, before being appointed Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary at the College of Arms in October 1992. He was promoted to Lancaster Herald of Arms in Ordinary in September 1999.[1]

Since becoming Lancaster Herald, Noel has become a Freeman of the City of London, as well as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass (1991).

In 2013, Noel married Rowena Hale by whom he has a son, William, born in 2014.

Coat of arms[edit]

Robert Noel's armorial bearings are blazoned:

  • (Arms) Or fretty gules a canton ermine
  • (Crest) A buck at gaze argent attired or

His family motto is Tout bien ou rien.

See also[edit]

Coat of arms of Noel family


  • 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

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Terence McCarthy
Bluemantle Pursuivant
Succeeded by
Peter O'Donoghue
Preceded by
Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones
Lancaster Herald
Succeeded by