Jonathan Holbert Vance

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Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters, with differences to Olivia Nicole Vance, Nora Mahon Wheelehan, Mara Mahon Wheelehan, Julia Mahon Wheelehan and Fiona Mahon Wheelehan
October 20, 2016
Vol. VI, p. 643

Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance
Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance
Differenced Arms for Olivia Nicole Vance, daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance Differenced Arms for Nora Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance Differenced Arms for Mara Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance Differenced Arms for Julia Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance Differenced Arms for Fiona Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance
 
Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Blazon

Gules a mullet of four points irradiated, the lower point extended, between two bends Argent each charged with a sword Azure;

Symbolism

The swords recall the distinguished military careers of members of the Vance family, including Kerry, General Vance’s wife. The star of four points, also known as the star of Bethlehem, is taken from a heraldic design found by General Vance’s father and symbolizes the faith of the family. Red and white are the colours of Canada.

Crest

Blazon

A bald eagle wings elevated and addorsed Azure, its head Argent, beaked and membered Or, holding in its dexter claw a rose Gules slipped proper and an olive branch Vert fructed Azure;

Symbolism

The bald eagle is a symbol of strength, vigilance and leadership. Holding a rose, symbolic of love, it also represents General Vance’s wife and her birth country, the United States of America. The olive branch is a feature of the national emblem of Italy, and thus refers to the family’s love of that country.

Supporters

Blazon

Two war horses barded proper, their peytrels embossed with four maple leaves one two and one, standing on a grassy mount set with shamrocks proper and three fleurs-de-lis Argent each surmounting two maple leaves stems in saltire Or;

Symbolism

The war horses honour the military careers of the family. The four maple leaves embossed on its armour recall the insignia of a General in the Canadian Armed Forces. The clusters of maple leaves and fleurs-de-lis are taken from the regimental colour of The Royal Canadian Regiment, of which General Vance was a commissioned infantry officer with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions. The shamrocks represent the Irish heritage of the family.

Motto

Blazon

CARPE DIEM;

Symbolism

This phrase Latin phrase means “Seize the day”.

Motto

Blazon

ALWAYS FAITHFUL;

Symbolism

Not applicable.

Differenced Arms for Olivia Nicole Vance, daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Differenced Arms for Olivia Nicole Vance, daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Blazon

The Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance within a bordure Or during her father’s lifetime, This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Nora Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Differenced Arms for Nora Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Blazon

The Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance within a bordure compony Gules and Or;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Mara Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Differenced Arms for Mara Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Blazon

The Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance within a bordure compony Azure and Or;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Julia Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Differenced Arms for Julia Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Blazon

The Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance within a bordure compony Azure and Argent;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Fiona Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Differenced Arms for Fiona Mahon Wheelehan, step-daughter of Jonathan Holbert Vance

Blazon

The Arms of Jonathan Holbert Vance within a bordure compony Gules and Argent;

Symbolism

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 25, 2017 in Volume 151, page 1303 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to Jonathan Holbert VanceLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Jonathan Holbert VanceLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Jonathan Holbert Vance

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Cathy Bursey-Sabourin

Calligrapher

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Type

Individual