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Godfrey McCance Gransden
Nanoose Bay, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, with differences to Ian Michael Gransden and Penelope Gail Gransden
April 4, 2001
Vol. IV, p. 110
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Gules a cross patonce in chief two bells, all within a bordure Or;
Issuant from a circlet of shamrocks Vert alternating with spurs Or a sinister cubit arm proper holding a sword Or hilt and pommel Gules;
The shield is based on the arms granted to a Gransden in 1612. The bells appear in the arms of the city of Belfast and honour Dr. Gransden’s Irish heritage. The gold border is a mark of difference since these arms were granted in memory of Dr. Gransden’s father, Sir Robert Gransden.
The shamrocks continue a theme of the Arms. The spurs and sword appear on the badge of a Knight Bachelor and are a reference to Dr. Gransden’s father.
This means “Make haste slowly”.