Names of French Heralds (15th-18th centuries)

  • Bretagne, roi d'armes:
    • René Guéguen, in 1532
  • Champagne, roi d'armes:
    • Michel Gilles, in 1517
    • Simon Desplants, in 1532
  • Normandie, roi d'armes:
    • Gabriel le Forestier, ennobled in 1517 for services rendered to Louis XI, Charles VIII and Louis XII
    • Louis le Vigneron, in 1536
  • Valois, roi d'armes:
    • Guillaume Allemetz, in 1527-1538, made castelan in 1538
  • Dauphin, roi d'armes:
    • Jean Gros, in 1517
  • Angoulême, hérault:
    • Charles Boisset, in 1537
  • Guyenne, héault:
    • François Vallet, in 1527
  • Orléans, hérault:
    • Pierre Raymon, in 1547: accused of murder!

Other heralds cited without names: Jean le Forestier, herald in 1534; Etienne Vallet, king of arms in 1530, Edmond du Boullay, herald, ennobled 1545; Robert Marie, herald of CHarles VIII.

The order of Saint-Michel had a hérault-roi d'armes. In 1548 Louis de Perreau was succeeded in this office by Pierre de La Tannerie.

Juges d'Armes

Office created by the Edict of June 1615.

  • François de Chevriers de Saint-Mauris (d. 1641)
  • Pierre d'Hozier (1592-1660)
  • Louis Roger d'Hozier, his son, resigns 1675
  • Charles-René d'Hozier, brother, resigns 1710
  • Louis-Pierre (d. 1767), son of Louis-Roger
  • Antoine-Marie d'Hozier de Sérigny, son, resigns 1788
  • Ambroise Louis Marie d'Hozier, nephew (son of Denis-Louis, b. 1720), born 1764
  • Abraham-Charles-Augustin (1776-1851), sold his family's manuscripts to the Bibliothèque nationale
The arms of d'Hozier were azure a bend between six mullets or. 1993: Picard.


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