Since posting my original reply I have come across the letter sent to me from the college of Arms. The information I gave was not 100%. I received the reply from the College of Arms in Sept 1994. There are two ways which a right of arms are acquired. Firstly (and as far as I am concerned the only way) proof of unbrooken male descent from someone who is already entitled to arms. New grants of arms can be made to eminent subjects with £2000 to spare and a suitable CV. So thats me excluded on all accounts. Research could be done at a rate of £60 per hour to discover if there are any existing arms. All prices are 1994 prices.