William Hunt (officer of arms)

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William Hunt (centre) in the procession to the annual service of the Order of the Garter

William George Hunt, CStJ,[1]TD, FCA (b. 1946) is the current Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary at the College of Arms in London. Hunt worked for many years in the City of London as a chartered accountant. He was appointed as Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary in 1992 and in 1999 he was appointed as Windsor Herald.[2] In 2007 he took over the position of Registrar of the College of Arms from Timothy Duke, Chester Herald.[3] He has been a Member of Council of The Heraldry Society since 1997. He is also Clerk of HM Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London, a Member of Common Council of the City of London Corporation and a Liveryman and a past Master (2000–2001) of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards. He was also a Major in the Honourable Artillery Company, but is now retired. In 2010 he was appointed Genealogist to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.[4]

He is married and has two sons.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of Arms of William George Hunt.

Hunt's coat of arms was granted by the College of Arms on 29 June 1970. The blazon is Azure a Stag's Head caboshed Argent on a Chief Or a Rose Gules seeded and barbed proper between two Talbots passant Sable. This was granted along with a crest which is blazoned A demi Talbot Sable winding a Bugle Horn Gules garnished Or held in the dexter forepaw.He has two children.

Coats of arms designed by William Hunt[edit]

See also[edit]


Heraldic offices
Preceded by
Peter Spurrier
Portcullis Pursuivant
1992 – 1999
Succeeded by
Christopher Fletcher-Vane
Preceded by
Theobald Mathew
Windsor Herald
1999 – present
Preceded by
Timothy Duke
Registrar of the College of Arms
2007 – 2014
Succeeded by
David White