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William Allan Cubbedge

Registration number 20081216A

This certifies that the heraldic arms of William Allan Cubbedge are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per fess wavy Azure and Or in chief two mullets Argent overall a grizzly bear rampant holding between its forepaws two keys all counterchanged.
Crest: Upon a wreath Azure and Or The Holy Lamb of God proper a wound upon his breast Sanguine with nimbus Or crossed Argent holding a papal pastoral staff balanced on its point the scales of justice all Or.
Motto: Videbo Sanguinem et Transibo Vos (I will see the blood, and I will pass over you)

Biographical information

Born 4 March 77 in Miami, FL. Raised in Catlettsburg, KY. B.A., History, University of Kentucky, 2001; J.D., Law, The Catholic University of America-Columbus School of Law, 2004. Married former Miss Lydia Margaret Hart 21 May 2005. Made Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre 1 November 2008.

Design rationale

The wavy blue is supposed to symbolize my home on the banks of the Ohio River, the stars my family's origins in Savannah, GA, and the grizzly bear is a very poor play on my name. The keys represent my Catholic Faith, as a point of departure from my historically Protestant family. The crest represents the divine mandate that jurists temper justice with mercy. The motto is from Exodus: "And I will see the blood; and I will pass over you", which, while not a crie de'guerre, is still a frightening reminder of the most terrifying thing in the universe -- the Mercy of God.

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