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Duncan Alastair McAlpine

Portland, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
September 20, 1990
Vol. II, p. 44

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Azure a saltire Argent surmounted by a sword point downward Argent its hilt beset dexter to sinister with a maple leaf Argent fimbriated Azure a maple leaf Argent fimbriated Gules a maple leaf Or fimbriated Gules both enfiling an ancient crown Or;


A castle tower Azure masoned Argent charged with a rose also Argent barbed Vert seeded Or rising therefrom a demi eagle wings displayed Or beaked Argent langued Azure each wing charged with two Scotch pine cones Azure;


On a grassy mound strewn with cones of the Scotch pine Argent and roses also Argent barbed Vert seeded Or two collies Or and Argent armed Sable the dexter gorged with a collar Azure charged with three oak acorns Argent the sinister gorged with a collar Azure charged with three Maltese crosses Argent;


THA CUIMHNE AGAM-SA GU BHEIL AILPEIN BEO. This Gaelic phrase means "Remember the death of Alpin".


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 October 27, 1990, in Volume 124, page 3751 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Anatol Kozlowski

Anatol Kozlowski

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