Jeremy Kudlick wrote:There is a provision (Section 22 of the Genealogy and Heraldry Bill 2006) for the Chief Herald of Ireland to revoke a grant of arms if it is determined the documentation originally submitted was insufficient or fraudulent. I'm not sure if it has ever been done, but the provision is there.
That Bill never became law, though. It was a private measure, promoted by the Irish genealogical society, and although they found a senator to introduce it in the legislature for them it was stifled at birth. There is a similar provision in the SA Heraldry Act.
The Chief Herald of Ireland evidently exercises (or has exercised) that power anyway. In the 1990s, he revoked someone's confirmation of ancestral arms after learning that the pedigree submitted to prove descent from the original armiger had been forged.
I recently read of Lord Lyon cancelling a matriculation after it had been proved that the pedigree on which it had been based was incorrect.
I wonder whether the CHI or Lord Lyon, or the CoA or CHA for that matter would cancel a grant or matriculation if the grantee/matriculant himself requested it.