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Albert William Hockridge

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Rebecca Elizabeth Anne Hockridge and Albert William Hockridge
September 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 469

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Argent papilloné reversed Azure, on a pile reversed Gules a hawk’s head erased Argent;

Crest

A hawk wings elevated and addorsed Gules beaked and membered Or holding in the dexter claw a Patricia Hockridge lily proper and standing on a rocky ridge issuant from a circlet of trillium flowers proper;

Motto

INDUSTRIA • FIDES • INTEGRITAS;

Flag

A standard, the Arms in hoist, the fly Argent charged with the Crest and two representations of the Badge, all separated by two bends Argent edged Gules inscribed with the Motto in letters Azure;

Badge

A Patricia Hockridge lily proper seeded of a plate charged with a hawk’s head erased Gules;

Differenced Arms for Rebecca Elizabeth Anne Hockridge, daughter of Albert William Hockridge

The Arms of Albert William Hockridge within a bordure Azure;

Differenced Arms for Albert William Hockridge, son of Albert William Hockridge

The Arms of Albert William Hockridge debruised by a bezant in the dexter canton; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;


Symbolism

Arms

The white, blue and red colours are those of the British and Russian flags and thus reflect Mr. Hockridge’s ancestry. The red triangular shape with the hawk’s head makes a reference to the surname, a homophone of “hawk-ridge”. The pattern of white and blue is meant to resemble rows of plates (in classic porcelain colours) on display, a reference to Mr. Hockridge’s business, A. W. Hockridge Ltd., which was Toronto’s first china shop and was established by his grandfather in 1900.

Crest

The hawk and ridge make another reference to the surname. The lily flower was developed by Culver Farms Daylilies, and was named in honour of Mrs. Hockridge’s 60th birthday in 2007. The trillium flowers indicate that the family has lived in Ontario for four generations.

Motto

These Latin words means “Industry, faith, integrity”.

Flag

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

Badge

Two of the armorial symbols are combined with a white disc, known in English blazonry as a “plate”, another reference to the family business.

Differenced Arms for Rebecca Elizabeth Anne Hockridge, daughter of Albert William Hockridge

The Arms are differenced with a blue border.

Differenced Arms for Albert William Hockridge, son of Albert William Hockridge

The yellow disc in the Arms refers to a coin and thus to his work as a merchant.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 20, 2010, in Volume 144, page 439 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Saint-Laurent Herald, and Suan-Seh Foo, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual