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Douglas Graham Bell Jr.


Registration number 20090418E


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Douglas Graham Bell Jr. borne by his father Douglas Graham Bell are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Azure an escallop between three bells Or.
Crest: From a crest coronet a phoenix in flames proper.
Motto: Veritas Liberabit Vos (The truth shall/will make you free)


Design rationale

The last chief of the border Bells bore the arms "Azure three bells Or". The same has been used as the basis for these new arms following the practice in Scotland that a clan member's arms are to reference those of the chief. A gold escallop has been added for difference, a reference to the armiger's mother whose maiden name was Graham. The crest contains a double reference, first to the city of Phoenix, AZ, but also to the Christian faith of the armiger as the phoenix is a symbol of the resurrection of Christ.

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Douglas Graham Bell

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