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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Kemble Greenwood

Victoria, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, with differences to Olivia Anne Greenwood, Julian Kemble Greenwood, Michael Tebay Greenwood and Celia Margaret Theodora Greenwood
August 15, 2001
Vol. IV, p. 140

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Blazon

Arms

Sable a chevron Erminois cotised between three saltires couped Or;

Crest

A leopard (Panthera pardus) sejant proper resting its dexter forepaw upon a maple leaf Vert;

Motto

UT PROSIM;

Differenced Arms for Olivia Anne Greenwood, daughter of Kemble Greenwood

The Arms of Kemble Greenwood differenced by a heart Or;

Differenced Arms for Julian Kemble Greenwood, son of Kemble Greenwood

The Arms of Kemble Greenwood differenced by a label of three points Argent; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;

Differenced Arms for Michael Tebay Greenwood, son of Kemble Greenwood

The Arms of Kemble Greenwood differenced by a bordure Or;

Differenced Arms for Celia Margaret Theodora Greenwood, daughter of Kemble Greenwood

The Arms of Kemble Greenwood differenced by an ermine spot Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The design is based on the arms granted to Mr. Greenwood’s cousin, Major Alexander Greenwood. Major Greenwood’s arms are identical except for the colours: the saltires (X shapes) and cotises (narrow chevrons on either side of the main chevron) have been changed from white to gold. This alteration makes the arms unique, and at the same time it clearly indicates the family relationship between Alexander and Kemble, as well as the ancient lineage in England.

Crest

This is identical to Alexander Greenwood’s crest.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “So that I may be of use” and it is the same motto as Alexander Greenwood’s.

Differenced Arms for Olivia Anne Greenwood, daughter of Kemble Greenwood

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Julian Kemble Greenwood, son of Kemble Greenwood

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Michael Tebay Greenwood, son of Kemble Greenwood

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Celia Margaret Theodora Greenwood, daughter of Kemble Greenwood

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on February 22, 2003, in Volume 137, page 517 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Graham Anderson, Cowichan Herald Extraordinary, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Ilona Jurkiewicz

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Individual