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Village of New Maryland

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

Arms of the Village of New Maryland

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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;


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





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.


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.


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