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Jennifer Jean Jones

Port Elgin, Ontario
Grant of Arms and a Badge, with differences to Leslie Jean McBrien and Donald Murray McBrien
August 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 441

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Blazon

Arms

Or a peacock in his pride proper perched on a key wards to the sinister Purpure, all between two palm trees issuant from the flanks Purpure leaved Vert;

Crest

A castle Or entwined about by a dragon couchant Purpure;

Motto

NOTHING IS AS IT APPEARS;

Badge

A dragon’s head Purpure surmounting two paintbrushes in saltire Or their brushes Purpure and a palm tree palewise Or;

Differenced Arms for Leslie Jean McBrien, daughter of Jennifer Jean Jones

The Arms of Jennifer Jean Jones debruised of a three-point label Argent; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following her death;

Differenced Arms for Donald Murray McBrien, son of Jennifer Jean Jones

The Arms of Jennifer Jean Jones within a bordure Purpure;


Symbolism

Arms

For Ms. Jones, the peacock evokes the magnificent splendour, talent and majesty of our Creator. The key represents the idea of guardianship and dominion over all, which is bestowed on us by our Creator, as well the idea of unlocking and securing knowledge, the source of truth, beauty and power. The palm trees, a favourite subject in Ms. Jones’s paintings, signify strength and endurance.

Crest

The dragon is a creature of the imagination, a fearless guardian of treasure. It is shown here guarding a castle, symbolizing the idea of home and family.

Motto

Not applicable.

Badge

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

Differenced Arms for Leslie Jean McBrien, daughter of Jennifer Jean Jones

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

Differenced Arms for Donald Murray McBrien, son of Jennifer Jean Jones

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 14, 2015, in Volume 149, page 502 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Melissa Aberin

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Individual