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David Clark Morton

Vancouver, British Columbia
Registration of Arms
March 15, 2019
Vol. VII, p. 162

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Blazon

Arms

Per chevron reversed rayonné Azure and Gules in chief a harp Or and in base a dexter arm embowed in armour Argent;

Crest

A dexter cubit arm vambraced and gauntleted Argent grasping a harp Or, issuant from flames Gules;

Motto

INVICTUS NEC FRUSTRA ENITOR;


Symbolism

Arms

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The harp is a symbol of King David and thus evokes Mr. Morton’s given name.

Crest

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The harp is a symbol of King David and thus evokes Mr. Morton’s given name.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Undefeated nor do I strive in vain.”


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 23, 2019, in Volume 153, page 1083 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available;

Painter
Artist of the College of Arms, London / Artiste du Collège d’armes, Londres

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Individual

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded at the College of Arms, London, England, 13 May 1951.