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Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Robert Arnold McColgan

Ottawa, Ontario
Registration of Arms, Flag and Badge
July 5, 1991
Vol. II, p. 25

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Azure a lion rampant Argent crowned with an ancient crown Or and brandishing in the dexter paw a sword hilt pommel and quillons Or the blade Argent transfixing a stag's head caboshed Or and embrued to the point Gules between in chief two spur rowels of six points also Or;


On a Cap of Estate Or turned up Vair a tower Argent in the battlements thereof a Falcon wings displayed Or holding in the beak a Saltire Sable and in the dexter claw a cross botony per pale Azure and Gules;


REGNUM DEVINCIT. This Latin phrase means "The crown binds".


AEDIFICA GRADATIM CUM MISERICORDIA ET DILIGENTIA. This Latin phrase means "Build little by little, with compassion and diligence".


A hoist of the arms the fly Murrey containing the Crest between two representations of the Badge separated by the motto REGNUM DEVINCIT in letters Or on two bends of the field fimbriated Or the whole fringed Argent and Azure;


On a strap buckled Or both ends enfiled by an ancient crown Argent and enclosing above the same a sun in splendour Or charged with a lozenge Sable a falcon's head couped Or gorged with a collar Or edged Sable;


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


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on August 10, 1991, in Volume 125, page 2568 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

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Recipient Information


The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 20 December 1977.