Suggested County text

These are the traditional Western scroll texts.  Feel free to devise your own, however please make sure that it includes the following critical elements:

  • The award given
  • Name of the award recipient (if the name is not registered, insert “known as” in front of the use name)
  • The first names of the Sovereign and Consort who gave the award
  • The realm in which the award was given
  • The date the award was given

If the recipient wants their *registered* arms on the scroll:

  • The blazon (the official words describing the registered arms)
  • The emblazon (the picture of the registered arms)
  • Note that Grants and Patents of arms often include “achievements” (helms, mantles/acanthus, torse/coronet/cap, crests, supporters, compartment and/or mottos)
Kingdom Text

(Insert optional beginning if desired) We, (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), King/Queen and Queen/King of the West, in recognition that (Insert full name of recipient) has reigned as King/Queen or Sovereign/Consort of Our Realm, do hereby Style them/him/her Count/Countess/alternative title (and Lady/Lord of the Rose for Consort). We do affirm their/his/her Sole, Unique, and Exclusive Right to bear the following Arms by Letters Patent in this Our Kingdom of the West: (Insert Blazon). (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)

Alternative Kingdom text

(Insert optional beginning if desired) We, (Insert Sovereign’s first name) By Right of Arms King/Queen of the West and (Insert Consort’s first name) by Grace and Beauty Queen/King of the West, give Greeting. Whereas Our Right Trusty and entirely Beloved Cousin, the Most Noble (Insert full name of recipient with all their titles and Rank), has Reigned over this Our Realm, in Honor and Grace, by Service in possession of the Crown thereof, and Whereas by that Service the aforesaid (Insert full name of recipient), is by Law entitled to claim the Rank, Estate, Style, Title, and Degree of Count/Countess/alternative title (and Lady/Lord of the Rose for Consort). Now therefore do We Will and Command that the aforesaid Count /Countess (Insert full name of recipient), be in all places of Honor Admitted, Accounted, and Taken to be a Peer of Our Realm, with all Rights, Privileges, Insignia, and Precedence appertaining thereto as fully and as freely as any Person hereto hath done the Same. Furthermore We confirm unto them/him/her the Right to bear certain Ensigns Armorial, to wit: (Insert Blazon). In Testimony whereof We have caused to be made these Our Letters Patent. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)