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Daniel Thomas Bartie

New Minas, Nova Scotia
Grant of Arms, with differences to Abigail Ruth Bartie and Nathaniel Ryan Bartie
September 15, 2017
Vol. VI, p. 754

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Blazon

Arms

Azure a saltire engrailed between two eagles’ heads erased respectant Argent and surmounted by a fir tree eradicated Or;

Crest

A lion statant erect Azure holding in its dexter paw a bow Or, in its sinister paw a carnelian stone proper, and rigged with a quiver of arrows Or;

Motto

FAMILIA PRIMUM;

Differenced Arms for Abigail Ruth Bartie, daughter of Daniel Thomas Bartie

The Arms of Daniel Thomas Bartie debruised by a three-point label Argent during her father’s lifetime; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Differenced Arms for Nathaniel Ryan Bartie, son of Daniel Thomas Bartie

The Arms of Daniel Thomas Bartie within a bordure Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The white cross on a blue field alludes to Scotland, the birthplace of Mr. Bartie’s father, and whose flag is known for its saltire. The saltire with scalloped edging is also found in the arms of the chief of the Macfarlane clan of which the Bartie family is a sept. The tree symbolizes family heritage because it is often used to express many branches of a family. As well, fir is a symbol of patience that comes from dealing with life’s matters with fortitude and strength. The eagles allude to the flying experience of Mr. Bartie’s father in the World War II and to the flying speed record set in 2000 by Mr. Bartie and his father between Victoria and Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Crest

The lion alludes to Scotland and the carnelian stone symbolizes hope and patience. The archery accoutrements are inspired by the supporters of the arms of the Chief of the Macfarlanes, who are two Highlanders pulling on bows.

Motto

This Latin phrase meaning “Family first” expresses the importance which family holds in Mr. Bartie’s life.

Differenced Arms for Abigail Ruth Bartie, daughter of Daniel Thomas Bartie

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Nathaniel Ryan Bartie, son of Daniel Thomas Bartie

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 31, 2018, in Volume 152, page 897 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Wendy Quirt

Calligrapher
Kathy Feig


Recipient Information

Individual