Henry Lane (officer of arms)

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Henry Murray Lane (3 March 1833 – 24 May 1913) was an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Leamington, Warwickshire, the sixth son of Rev. Charles Lane and Frances Catherine Sandford Lane. Through his father, he was a descendant of the Lane family of Bentley Hall (later of Kings Bromley) one of whom was Jane Lane, the English Civil War heroine.[1] His mother was a daughter of the Right Rev. Dr. Daniel Sandford, DD, Bishop of Edinburgh from 1806 until 1830.

Heraldic career[edit]

He was appointed Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary on 11 August 1849[2] at the age of 15, and promoted to the rank of Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary on 18 July 1864.[3] He was Registrar of the College of Arms from 1880 to 1887 and secretary to Garter Mission to the Court of St. Petersburg in 1867.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Lane of Bentley Hall, now of Kings Bromley Manor, co. Stafford, Henry Murray Lane, (1898, reprinted 1910, London)
  2. ^ London Gazette, 14 August 1849, reprinted in The Times, 15 August 1849
  3. ^ London Gazette, 19 July 1864, reprinted in The Times, 20 July 1864
  4. ^ Obituary in The Times, 28 May 1913 (which incorrectly gives the date of his appointment as Bluemantle Pursuivant as 1859)

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