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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Village of New Maryland

New Maryland, New Brunswick
Grant of Arms and Flag
February 15, 1995
Vol. III, p. 7

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Blazon

Arms

Paly of five Or and Sable per saltire counterchanged over all a saltire bottony per saltire Argent and Gules between three gunstones and a torteau at the honour point;

Crest

A mural crown Or masoned Sable charged with a saltire Argent edged Azure;

Motto

PROGRESSIO ET CONCORDIA.

Flag

A banner of the Arms;


Symbolism

Arms

The design alludes to the coat of arms of George Calvert, Lord Baltimore (1580-1632), which quartered the family arms of Calvert, a pattern of yellow and black vertical stripes, with the family arms of Crossland, which featured a red and white cross. Lord Baltimore had received a grant of land on the Potomac River in 1632 from King Charles I and named it Maryland after the King's wife, Queen Henrietta Maria. Descendants of the Maryland Loyalists, a battalion raised in 1777, settled in the area of the present-day village in 1817, and were joined by Scottish settlers in 1818. The position of the cross refers to the St. Andrews’s cross and thus to New Maryland’s Scottish heritage. The coloured discs refer to a formative story that had a significant impact on both New Maryland’s and New Brunswick’s social history, the duel fought in Maryland Hill on the morning of 2 October 1821 between George Frederick Street and George Ludlow Wetmore. The three black discs signify the shots that were exchanged during this historical event and the red roundel denotes the fatal ball that struck Wetmore.

Crest

The coronet of cut stones is a traditional emblem for municipal government. The cross of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, alludes to New Maryland’s Scottish heritage.

Motto

This Latin phrase means "Progress and concord" and reflects the community’s desire for peaceful growth.

Flag

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 October 14, 1995, in Volume 129, page 3592 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of John Williamson and Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Linda Nicholson

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government