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John Ross Matheson

Rideau Ferry, Ontario
Registration of Arms
March 20, 1990
Vol. II, p. 17

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Blazon

Arms

Gyonny of eight Sable and Gules a lion rampant Or armed and langued Azure over all a fess Argent charged with three hawks' heads erased Gules;

Crest

Within a loyalist military coronet Or leaved Gules a dexter hand and forearm proper issuant holding a plough culter in bend Vert;

Motto

FACIO SPERO. This Latin phrase means "I do, I hope".


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on September 8, 1990, in Volume 124, page 3232 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
Joan Bouwmeester

Calligrapher
Joan Bouwmeester


Recipient Information

Individual

View all Letters Patent for John Ross Matheson

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh, Scotland, 14 September 1959.