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Ross Ernest Ransom

St. Catharines, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Robert Jeremy Ransom and Katherine Julia Ransom
October 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 67

Arms of Ross Ernest Ransom

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Blazon

Arms

Per bend Purpure and Gules, all semé of ermine spots Or;

Crest

A demi-unicorn Or armed crined and unguled Argent winged Purpure semé of ermine spots Or, holding a purse Gules stringed Or;

Motto

CORPUS EST VERBUM;


Symbolism

Arms

The diagonal division indicates a lit stage and the darkened auditorium beyond, a reference to Mr. Ransom’s love of theatre and the performing career of Jeremy Ransom, Mr. Ransom’s son. The ermine spots indicate specks of light.

Crest

The bag of money is a reference to the name “Ransom”. The unicorn is a creature of imagination, and its equine characteristics refer to Jeremy Ransom’s love of horses. The ermine wings link the crest to the pattern in the arms.

Motto

This Latin sentence means “The body is language” and indicates the importance of communication through performance.