Registration number 20150118B
This certifies that the heraldic arms of John Vincent Cassidy (1915-1967) which are offered in memoriam and conveyed to his descendants are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below
Ár nDúthchas (Our Heritage)
The armiger's ancestry is one-fourth from Alsace-Lorraine/Elsass-Lothringen (Johannes/Reiter//Schmitt) and three-quarters from Ireland (Cassidy/Daugherty/Callaghan//Radigan/Scott). (John Vincent Cassidy was 1/2 Irish, 1/2 Alsatian. Margaret Daugherty Cassidy, his wife, was 100% of Irish ancestry.)
The basic design rationale for these arms is to produce a new set of arms which a) provides a link to past family heraldry without infringing upon existing armigers, b) reflects both the Irish and Franco-Germanic portions of the family ancestry, and c) is of a design which remains fairly simple and in accord with the varied heraldic traditions involved. Secondary design considerations include a desire to take note of historical and more recent family commitments (e.g., the nautical heritage of the family, a commitment to world peace) without burdening the design unduly.
The tinctures, Argent and Gules, are taken from the colors of Alsace-Lorraine and from the Ó Caiside and Ó Dochartaigh sept arms. The concept for the ordinary (a chevron counterchanged) was adapted from another known Cassidy achievement. The four charges represent, respectively, the Johannes (cockle shell), Cassidy and Schmitt (lion rampant with hammer), Radigan (sea-horse), and Daugherty (stag salient) families.
These arms have been registered with the International Heraldic Registry, #US2013C1943 dated 22 November 2013
Michael Joseph Vincent Chrysostom Cassidy