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Darren Thomas Mellors

Easton, Maryland, United States of America
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Erin Elizabeth Mellors and Lauren Violet Mellors
March 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 134

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Blazon

Arms

Sable a fess nowy between three yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella) Or;

Crest

Standing on bluffs Or a falcon close Sable gorged of a collar affixed thereto by a chain a heart Or;

Motto

LE CURANTACHD IS CREIDEAMH, CHA BHI NEONI NEO-CHOMHASACH;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

A falcon’s head erased Sable environed by a chain clasped in base with a heart Or;

Differenced Arms for Erin Elizabeth Mellors, daughter of Darren Thomas Mellors

The Arms of Darren Thomas Mellors debruised of a three-point label Argent; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Differenced Arms for Lauren Violet Mellors, daughter of Darren Thomas Mellors

The Arms of Darren Thomas Mellors within a bordure Argent;


Symbolism

Arms

The black and gold allude to the flag of Maryland, where Mr. Mellors resides. The division of the shield represents the jaws of an action wrench, a tool used by gunsmiths, and thus represents Mr. Mellors’ leadership in the small-arms industry in the United States. Three blackbirds are a charge frequently encountered in Mellor/Mellors arms in England; here they are replaced with yellowhammers, honouring Mr. Mellors’ mother, whose maiden name is Trznadel (“yellowhammer” in Polish). They are depicted in flight to represent migration – both Mr. Mellors’ own migration from Canada to the United States and his ancestors’ migration from Great Britain and Poland to Canada.

Crest

The falcon refers to the badge of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, in which Mr. Mellors served as a young adult, and its collar and chain to the badge of the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, where he trained as a weapons technician. The crest represents strength restrained by humanity, a balance exemplified in Mr. Mellors’ career and community involvement; the heart is also used as a symbol of the nursing profession, and thus honours Mr. Mellors’ education in nursing and service as an emergency room nurse. The mount is a pun on Mr. Mellors’ surname, derived from ancient British words for “bare hill”, and a reference to the bluffs on the arms and flag of the former municipality of Scarborough, Ontario, where Mr. Mellors was born.

Motto

This Gaelic phrase means “With bravery and faith, nothing is too difficult”.

Flag

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Badge

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

Differenced Arms for Erin Elizabeth Mellors, daughter of Darren Thomas Mellors

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

Differenced Arms for Lauren Violet Mellors, daughter of Darren Thomas Mellors

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 March 23, 2013, in Volume 147, page 536 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Forrest Pass, Saguenay Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
David Farrar

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual