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Village of Bath

Bath, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
April 22, 1997
Vol. III, p. 169

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Or on a fess between in chief a representation of the steam vessel Frontenac tempore 1816 and in base two bars wavy all Azure a Loyalist civil coronet Or;


Issuant from a mural coronet Azure masoned Argent charged with three crosses moline Or a demi griffin Or armed Azure gorged with lilac flowers Purpure bearing between its claws a representation of a Georgian house Argent;


On a grassy mound set on limestone rocks proper two sprigs of vinca flowers also proper issuant from a maple leaf Or dexter a man habited in a uniform of Jessup's Loyal Rangers tempore 1784 sinister a woman habited as a Loyalist settler tempore 1784 all proper;


SEMPER FIDELIS. This Latin phrase means "Always faithful".


Gules a canton of the Union Flag of 1707 in the fly an escutcheon of the Arms;


A demi griffin Azure in its dexter claw a panicle of lilac Argent enfiling a Loyalist civil coronet Or;


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 March 24, 2001, in Volume 135, page 937 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.

David Farrar

Nancy Ellis

Recipient Information

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