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Walter William Roy Bradford

Morrisburg, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Flag, with differences to Donald William Bradford, Barbara Elizabeth Jane Bradford, Peter William Roy, Lori Elizabeth Ann, Krista Lynn, Stephanie Marie, James William Howard, and Jennifer Dawn
December 14, 2001
Vol. IV, p. 183

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


Blazon

Arms

Azure between three hunting horns Or stringed and embellished Argent a fess bretessed Or charged with a bar gemel Azure;

Crest

Issuant from a Saxon crown Or, a demi wolf Azure winged and holding between the paws a steam locomotive wheel Argent;

Motto

FIER ET SAGE;

Flag

Bleu Celeste a canton of the Arms and in the fly the Crest;

Differenced Arms for Donald William, son of Walter William Roy Bradford

The Arms of Walter William Roy Bradford debruised of label of three points Argent; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;

Differenced Arms for Barbara Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

The Arms of Walter William Roy Bradford debruised of a heart in chief Or;

Differenced Arms for Peter William Roy, grandson of Walter William Roy Bradford

The Arms of Walter William Roy Bradford debruised of a label of five points Argent;

Differenced Arms for Lori Elizabeth Ann, granddaughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

The Arms of Walter William Roy Bradford with a Rod of Aesculapius Or replacing the hunting horn in the base of the Arms;

Differenced Arms for Krista Lynn, granddaughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

The Arms of Walter William Roy Bradford with a vertebra Argent replacing the hunting horn in the base of the Arms;

Differenced Arms for Stephanie Marie, granddaughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

The Arms of Walter William Roy Bradford within a bordure Or charged with three hearts Azure;

Differenced Arms for James William Howard, grandson of Walter William Roy Bradford

The Arms of Walter William Roy Bradford within a bordure Or and with a label of five points Argent overall;

Differenced Arms for Jennifer Dawn, granddaughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

The Arms of Walter William Roy Bradford within a bordure Or charged with three ermine spots Azure;


Symbolism

Arms

The design is based on the arms borne by the Bradfords of Yorkshire. This particular colour combination shows a relationship to the arms granted by the Chief Herald of Canada to Mr. Bradford’s cousin, Mr. W.R.C. Bradford. As a mark of difference, the central stripe makes a reference to Mr. Bradford’s career with Canadian National Railways.

Crest

The wolf, originally shown as a wolf’s head on the Bradford of Yorkshire shield, is now in the crest, as it was in Mr. W.R.C. Bradford’s arms. This wolf, in blue, has been given white wings, representative of Mr. Bradford’s R.C.A.F. service, and it is holding a white locomotive wheel, a symbol of his railway career. The wolf is placed within a Saxon crown, a device from English heraldry. Here it refers to Mrs. Bradford’s family name of Saxon.

Motto

This is a traditional Bradford motto meaning “Bold and wise”.

Flag

Inspired by the R.C.A.F. ensign, the flag uses a light blue field along with the crest and, in the canton, the arms.

Differenced Arms for Donald William, son of Walter William Roy Bradford

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

Differenced Arms for Barbara Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

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

Differenced Arms for Peter William Roy, grandson of Walter William Roy Bradford

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

Differenced Arms for Lori Elizabeth Ann, granddaughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

The rod of Aesculapius is a medical symbol.

Differenced Arms for Krista Lynn, granddaughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

The vertebra symbolizes her work as a chiropractor.

Differenced Arms for Stephanie Marie, granddaughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

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

Differenced Arms for James William Howard, grandson of Walter William Roy Bradford

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

Differenced Arms for Jennifer Dawn, granddaughter of Walter William Roy Bradford

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 518 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Saguenay Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Individual