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North York, Ontario
Registration of Arms
March 15, 2023
Vol. VIII, p. 152
Arms of John Angus McDougald
Quarterly, 1st per bend Argent and Azure a lion rampant counterchanged armed and langued Gules, 2nd Or a hand couped fesswise grasping a cross-crosslet fitché Gules, 3rd Or a lymphad Sable sails furled and a beacon at the mast-head proper, 4th per bend Argent and Or a sprig of oak Vert fructed Or, overall on a pale Gules a tierce Or and in chief a martlet Argent;
The arms are based on those of Mr. McDougald’s cousin, Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfred Joseph MacDougald. The design of a lion, a hand holding a cross and a ship in the first three quarters is based on the Scottish arms of MacDonald, to which Clan MacDougall is related.
A lion’s gamb erased Vert grasping a rod terminating in a fleur-de-lis Argent;
This design is based on the crest of the chief of the Clan MacDougall, composed of a hand holding a cross.
VINCERE VEL MORI;
This Latin phrase means “To conquer or die.” It is the traditional motto of the Scottish Clan MacDougall.