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Arthur Edwin Vanderlip Potts

Cambridge, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
February 18, 1991
Vol. II, p. 75

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Blazon

Arms

Azure three Loyalist military coronets Or;

Crest

Issuant from a Loyalist military coronet Or a demi polar bear Argent charged on each shoulder with a molet pierced Sable bearing between the paws a staff Or flying therefrom a representation of the Regimental Colour of the Queen's Rangers (1st American Regiment) circa 1780;

Motto

TE DEUM LAUDAMUS. This Latin phrase means "We praise thee, O God".

Flag

A banner of the Arms the three fly edges bordered compony Azure and Or;

Badge

On a hurt edged with a rope Or a sword in pale hilt in base Argent enfiling a Loyalist military coronet Or;


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 August 10, 1991, in Volume 125, page 2568 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Arthur Edwin Vanderlip Potts, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Anatol Kozlowski

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Individual