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Jonathan Hardt Brickwood

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
October 15, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 187

Arms of Jonathan Hardt Brickwood

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Argent an oak tree eradicated Azure masoned Argent its leaves Purpure;


A gyrfalcon rising wings elevated and addorsed proper, beaked and membered Or;





The oak is a traditional emblem of both England and Germany and symbolizes Mr. Brickwood’s paternal and maternal ancestry. A tree closely associated with the British monarchy, it represents Mr. Brickwood’s loyalty to the Crown and his active involvement in monarchist causes. Oak trees also grow in Queen’s Park in Toronto, seat of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, where Mr. Brickwood works. Purple is a colour associated with royalty, and blue is Mr. Brickwood’s favourite colour. The brickwork pattern of the trunk is a pun on Mr. Brickwood’s surname.


The gyrfalcon represents Mr. Brickwood’s interest in falconry; it also suggests grace, loyalty, strength, determination, and leadership. According to the Book of St. Alban’s, the gyrfalcon is the peculiar hunting bird of royalty; here it reinforces Mr. Brickwood’s loyalty and service to the Crown.


This Latin motto means “Time reveals all”.