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Re: Coat of Arms - CORRECTION
Posted by: Margot Lewis (ID *****3367) Date: February 22, 2003 at 15:38:44
In Reply to: Re: Coat of Arms - CORRECTION by Gary Moore of 101

I am the great-niece of Alan Beddoe. Alan was won of Canada's leading Heraldic experts. He literally wrote the book on heraldry in Canada.

One very important point he taught me, is that a coat or shield of arms is not granted to a family, but to a person. SO there can be no “Beddoe (or Beddoes, Beddows) coat of arms.

The honour must be granted to a person for service to country or crown.

However, that doesn’t mean that finding a coat of shield of arms is not of value to us. The various symbols can tell us a great deal about the family history.

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