Saint George, Richard, Sir -1635)

Richard Saint George was the second son of Thomas Saint George of Hatley Saint George in Cambridgeshire, and Rose, daughter of Thomas Hutton of Dry Drayton in the same county. He married, in 1575, Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Saint John, of Lidiard Tregoz. A student of heraldry he was appointed Berwick Pursuivant Extraordinary in 1602, Windsor Herald for a short period, Norroy King of Arms in 1603, was knighted at Hampton Court 28 September 1616, and became Clarenceux King of Arms in 1623. Both as Norroy King of Arms and as Clarenceux he was very active in instituting visitations. His eldest son, Henry Saint George, and his grandsons, Thomas and Henry junior, were all heralds and each rose to be Garter King of Arms. It was expected that the last of these would leave his books to the College of Arms, but in the event he failed to do so and Sir Henry Saint George's library was sold at auction by Thomas Osborne in London 27 November 1738.

Library Auction Details: Thomas Osborne (27 November 1738)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Saint George, Richard, Sir (Stamp 1) Crest: A horse trippant saddled, reined and plumed
Arms: Quarterly of six 1. A chief overall a lion rampant ducally crowned (Saint George) 2. A cross flory (St George ancient) 3. Three covered cups (Argentine) 4. Semy of cross crosslets three fleurs de lys (Beresford) 5. A fess dancetty between six escallops (Engaine) 6. An estoile (Delahay)
Quarterings: 1. A chief overall a lion rampant ducally crowned (Saint George) 2. A cross flory (St George ancient) 3. Three covered cups (Argentine) 4. Semy of cross crosslets three fleurs de lys (Beresford) 5. A fess dancetty between six escallops (Engaine) 6. An estoile (Delahay)
Heraldic Charges: chief, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (semy), Heraldic Charges: cross flory, Heraldic Charges: cups (3), Heraldic Charges: escallops (6), Heraldic Charges: estoile, Heraldic Charges: fess dancetty between, Heraldic Charges: fleurs-de-lys (3), Heraldic Charges: lion rampant