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Timothy Michael Anselm Powers


Registration number 20071002D


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Timothy Michael Anselm Powers are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Gules three Chevronels braced Or in chief three Escallops of the second.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, issuant from an Eastern Crown Azure a Demi-talbot rampant Sable holding in its paws a Processional Cross proper.
Motto: Nolite Iugo Servitutis Contineri
Badge: A Panther rampant Argent semy of hurts incensed proper.




Ancestor who bore these arms

  • Father: John Thomas Powers (1935-2001) New York


Biographical information

Born in 1975, in Cooperstown, New York, Timothy Powers is a resident of New York City. He has a bachelor's degree in history and theology and a master's degree in community counseling, both from the University of Scranton, as well as a graduate certificate in theological studies from the Washington Theological Union. He is licensed in New York State as a mental health counselor.

Design rationale

Red is the color traditionally associated with theology, and gold the color associated with the social sciences, the chosen professions of the armiger. The color Or also makes a canting reference to the armiger’s mother’s maiden name “Dory” (d’oré, “of gold”). The chevronels braced represent the three countries in the family’s history: Ireland, Germany and the United States. Chevronels also appear in the arms of the town of Rockenberg in Germany, the hometown of the armiger’s maternal family. The escallops represent baptism, pilgrimage and a love of the sea (the armiger’s father was in the US Navy for over thirty years). The crest coronet is adapted from the arms of Munster in Ireland, the home province of the armiger’s paternal family. The crest refers to a long-time family love of dogs. The processional cross refers to the family’s dedication to a life of faith, as well as members of the Powers family who were bishops of Waterford in Ireland and Salisbury in England. The motto is translated into English as “Do not submit to the yoke of slavery,” and comes from Galatians 5:1.

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