The Law Dictionary Definition of Armiger

This on . An Armiger is an armour-bearer, an esquire. A title of dignity belonging to a gentleman authorized to bear arms (Cowell). Esquire or Squire ranks above Gentleman and below Knight. The contemporary Armiger is an eminent person who has been granted letters patent and a coat of arms after a petition has been submitted. It is a mark of merit. The Armiger becomes an Esquire in law of arms. I think that it is important that merit be recognized. This is exactly what did NOT happen in my early career, when the corruption of the academic system prevented merit from being recognized. An Uchelwr in the British system is a much higher rank than Squire, ranking one below the Prince. The award of arms is governed by the law of arms and the College of Arms, in England and Wales and by the Lord Lyon in Scotland. To attain the rank of Uchelwr one must descend from a high ranking person, the best quality pedigree being descent from a Prince or a King. The entire Morgan Aubrey Family has this high quality British and Norman pedigree and many had coats of arms. Many were High Sheriffs, Lawyers, Knights and Princes. I am more than happy to be the son of a coal miner, and the foregoing is the newly discovered descent. The fact that they were coal miners means that they were Gentlemen of the highest order, facing dangers every day without complaint. A troll is not a gentleman at all.

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