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James Douglas Welsh

Registration number 20090418B

This certifies that the heraldic arms of James Douglas Welsh are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per fess Azure and Argent in chief an antique lamp Or enflamed Gules and in base a Lorraine cross proper.
Crest: A dragon passant Vert clasping a pair of compasses opened to an angle of 30 degrees Or.
Motto: God Wills It

Biographical information

Retired, former commercial banker specializing in risk management, amateur historian, active Freemason, father of 7, grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of 3, so far.

Design rationale

The Azure and Argent remind me of the flag of my ancestral home, Scotland. The Lamp of Learning reminds of my second career as an historian and teacher. The Preceptor's Cross is a symbol of my Masonic life and achievements.

Registered by



Personal, Original, CA, W

Roll of Arms