Henry Lane (officer of arms)
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. His mother was a daughter of the Right Rev. Dr. Daniel Sandford, DD, Bishop of Edinburgh from 1806 until 1830.
He was appointed Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary on 11 August 1849 at the age of 15, and promoted to the rank of Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary on 18 July 1864. 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.
Notes and references
- Lane of Bentley Hall, now of Kings Bromley Manor, co. Stafford, Henry Murray Lane, (1898, reprinted 1910, London)
- London Gazette, 14 August 1849, reprinted in The Times, 15 August 1849
- London Gazette, 19 July 1864, reprinted in The Times, 20 July 1864
- Obituary in The Times, 28 May 1913 (which incorrectly gives the date of his appointment as Bluemantle Pursuivant as 1859)
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