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White, David Vines, Garter
Arms: Argent, goutty de sang three cocks' heads erased sable combed and wattled gules a bordure engrailed sable.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Both the blazon and illustration for background are from Wikipedia article, the text is adapted from the Wikipedia article and some personal notes of the editor.

David Vines White, Garter Principle King of Arms was born 27 October 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is the younger son of Peter Vines White and Sheila (née Chatterton).

David White was educated at Marlborough College, before going to Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he obtained the degree of MA. As an undergraduate he was president of the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society and later he received a further MA degree from the, Courtauld Institute, University of London.

White then served as a research assistant to Theobald Mathew, Windsor Herald, and in 1995 was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant, following in the tradition of eminent genealogists, such as Sir Henry Farnham Burke. In 2004 he was appointed Somerset Herald.

We had the pleasure of meeting him in 2015 as Somerset Herald when he came to New York City to lecture on heraldry of the Great War (WW1). In the SSA Picture Gallery for 2015-2017, the fifth image gives photo and caption documentation of David White's visit.

David White was appointed as Garter Principal King of Arms at the College of Arms in London on 2 July 2021.

The artwork is an interpretation by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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