The Medieval Combat Society
Also known as Frank Van Hale, Franc Van Halen, Francis Van Halle
Buried: Malines, Brabant, monument was erected to his memory
Parents: John de Mirabello, van Halen
Unknown elder brother
Heraldic Coat of Arms: Gules, a wyvern or, from its neck an eschcheon pendent gules charged with a double headed eagle argent, all within a bordure azure florettee alternated with lyons passant gardant all or. Also given as Gules a lion rampant or crowned azure. Also given as Gules, elevated and crowned Or, pendent from the neck an escutcheon of the field, thereon an eagle displayed with two heads Argent, all within a border Azure, charged with six lioncels rampant and as many fleurs-de-lis alternately of the second. Described by George Beltz as Gules, a wyvern, wings elevated, crowned Or; pendent from the neck an escocheon of the field, thereon an eagle displayed, with two heads, Argent; all within a bordure Azure, charged with six lioncells rampant and as many fleurs-de-lis, alternately, of the second.
Crest on the battlements of a castle: Argent, a wyvern Sable, wings addorsed goutty (guttee) d’or gorged with a ducal coronet, therefrom a chain reflexed over the back all gold, in the dexter claw a sword erect Azure.
Knight of the Garter 1359, Stall 23, became a member of the order of the garter after the death of Otho Holland
Frank was Master of the army in 1344 and Seneschal of Guyenne in 1349. Frank fought at the battle of Poitiers 1356. Frank was with Walter Manny in the suite of the Earl of Derby, present at the attack on Bergerac
Frank married 3 times and had several sons
Frank Van Hale is said to be the eighth son of Frederick de Halle, stated to have been a natural son of Albert, King of the Romans, was among the followers of the Earl of Derby into Gascony, 1344.
Memorials Of The Most Noble Order Of The Garter From Its Foundation To The Present Time, George Beltz, 1841