The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Heraldry Today

James Thomas Flood

London, Ontario
Grant of Arms
June 21, 1995
Vol. III, p. 26

Arms of James Thomas Flood

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Blazon

Arms

Vert on a fess between three wolves' heads erased Argent three pellets;

Crest

Rising out of a coronet of maple leaves Gules and acorns Vert the rim Argent set with pellets a demi lion Or grasping in the dexter paw a seax Argent hilt and pommel Or;

Motto

HONOUR DUTY VALOUR;


Symbolism

Arms

The green and white colours and the three wolves’ heads are taken from the arms granted in 1572 to Sir Thomas Fludd of Millgate House, Queen Elizabeth I’s Treasurer of War. The black discs are from the arms of Admiral Sir William Penn (1621-1670) and his son William Penn (1644-1718), the founder of Pennsylvania.

Crest

The lion wielding a seax honours Mr. Flood’s maternal ancestor Jonas Fortner and Jonas’s brothers Andrew and James, all whom distinguished themselves in the War of 1812. The seax is a symbol of Middlesex, indicating that the Fortners served in the militia of Middlesex County, Ontario, in the 19th century.

Motto

HONOUR DUTY VALOUR;