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David Ralph Spence

Hamilton, Ontario
Grant of a Crest to David Ralph Spence, with differenced Arms for Sarah Margaret Spence, Anne Elizabeth Spence and Christopher David Macduff Spence
January 6, 2003
Vol. IV, p. 260

Crest of David Ralph Spence

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Blazon

Crest

A beaver sejant Or on a grassy mound Vert holding a banner of the Arms (Or a lion rampant Gules within a bordure Vert over all a bend nebuly Sable, in dexter chief a canton voided Gules) as granted to him by Letters Patent of the Lord Lyon King of Arms dated the 24th day of September 1973;


Symbolism

Crest

The flag makes a reference to Bishop Spence's hobby of flag collecting, and the gold beaver is a Canadian symbol.