Henry Paston-Bedingfeld

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Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld wearing his ceremonial tabard during an annual Garter Service at St George's Windsor

Sir Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld, 10th Baronet (born 7 December 1943) is a retired King-at-Arms of the College of Arms in London and former member of the Royal Household; he is also a baronet.

Family and career[edit]

Educated at Ampleforth College, he was the only son of Sir Edmund Paston-Bedingfeld, 9th Baronet of Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, by his wife Joan Lynette Rees and succeeded to the family title upon his father's death on 24 May 2011.[1]

Paston-Bedingfeld served as Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, the junior of the two provincial Kings-at-Arms with jurisdiction over the north of England and Ulster, between 2010 and 2014.[2] He had previously been York Herald since 1993[3] and prior to that Rouge Croix Pursuivant from 1983.[4]

He is an Honorary Vice-President of the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society and of the Norfolk Record Society;[5] Sir Henry is a liveryman of the Bowyers' Company and served as Master of the Scriveners' Company for 2012-13.

He married, in 1968, Mary Kathleen daughter of Brigadier Robert Ambrose CIE OBE MC. Sir Henry and Lady Paston-Bedingfeld have two sons and two daughters; their elder son, Richard (born 1975) is heir apparent to the baronetcy.

Selected heraldic designs by Paston-Bedingfeld[edit]



See also[edit]


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

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Baronetage of England
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Sir Edmund Paston-Bedingfeld
Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld
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Thomas Woodcock
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York Herald
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