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Corporation of the Township of Cumberland

Orleans, Ontario
Registration of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
May 20, 1998
Vol. III, p. 245

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Azure two axes in saltire Or heads uppermost Argent on a chief wavy also Argent two barrulets wavy Azure;


Upon a compartment composed of logs and sticks floating upon water proper on either side a beaver Or that on the dexter gorged with a collar Gules charged with roses Argent barbed and seeded proper that on the sinister with a collar Azure charged with fleurs-de-lis Or;


Perched on a mural crown Or a Blue Jay holding in the beak a trillium slipped proper;


AVORUM HONORI. This Latin phrase means "For the honour of our ancestors".


A Standard of the Arms at the staff the fly barry of six pieces Gules and Azure overall three representations of the badge separated by two bends Argent inscribed with the Motto all within a bordure compony Argent and Azure on the three outer edges;


A hurt fimbriated and ensigned by a length of wall with two crenels Or overall two axes in saltire Or the heads uppermost Argent;


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 January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 181 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

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Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 23 April 1979.

Images courtesy of the Corporation of the Township of Cumberland.