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George Milton William Anderson

Nepean, Ontario
Grant of Arms
August 30, 2000
Vol. IV, p. 46

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Or on a saltire engrailed Azure two quill pens in saltire Argent enfiling a Loyalist military coronet Or;


Issuant from a Loyalist civil coronet Or a demi-lion Gules grasping in the dexter paw a sword palewise Argent the blade transfixing three chess rooks Gules;





The engrailed saltire cross is a feature of Anderson coats of arms of Scottish origin. The Loyalist military coronet is a reference to Mr. Anderson’s United Empire Loyalist ancestors who served the Crown. The quill pens allude to Mr. Anderson’s profession as an accountant and auditor. They also represent his work as an author and an editor of a paper.


The lion and sword impaled with three chess rooks are taken from the crest of Michael Van Koughnet, the first of Mr. Anderson’s United Empire Loyalist ancestors who settled in Canada in the early 1780s. The Loyalist civil coronet honours Mr. Anderson’s non-military Loyalist ancestors.


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 24, 2001, in Volume 135, page 938 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Graham Anderson, Cowichan Herald Extraordinary, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Eva Pilar-Cass

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