Suggested Grant of Arms 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) (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), King/Queen and Queen/King of the West, having determined to give a Grant of Arms to Our subject (Insert full Name of recipient), for their/his/her service to Our Realm, do hereby affirm their/his/her Sole, Unique and Exclusive Right to bear (Insert Blazon) in this Our Kingdom of the West. (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, in consideration of (Insert reason for the award) do of Our especial Grace and certain Knowledge give unto (Insert full Name of recipient), a Grant of Arms, and furthermore We confirm unto them/him/her the Right to bear certain Ensigns Armorial, to wit: (insert Blazon) with all Rights, Privileges, Insignia, and Precedence appertaining thereto as fully and freely as any Person hitherto hath done in accordance with the Laws of Arms, and the Statutes and Customs of this Our Kingdom of the West. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)

Kingdom text for recipient without registered arms

(Insert optional beginning if desired) (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), King/Queen and Queen/King of the West, having determined to give a Grant of Arms to Our subject known as (Insert Use Name of recipient) for their/his/her service to Our Realm, do hereby grant them/him/her the right to bear as Arms such device as they/he/she may properly register with Our heralds. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)