CANADIAN BRANCH HERALDRY

ARMORIAL BEARINGS GRANTED TO MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN BRANCH

Armorial bearings can be granted to Canadian citizens on petition to the Chief Herald of Canada at the Canadian Heraldic Authority (CHA). Prior to the establishment of the CHA in 1988, Canadians with Scottish antecedents could petition Lord Lyon at Lyon Court, Edinburgh. The bearing of heraldic arms is an honour, with Canadian arms being signaled by a publication in the Canada Gazette at the time of the grant.

The following display is a chronological list in order the date of grant of the armorial achievements of current and deceased members of the Canadian Branch without the blazon or the description of the symbolism of the charges. Where possible the complete achievement is shown in colour. Otherwise the monochrome version is used, and in one case the shield only is shown as the complete achievement is not available. Successors to living armigers are called cadets. Their shields are displayed when the recipient is a current member of the Branch.

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Colonel Ernest Ronald Rivers Macpherson OBE
Deceased
Granted by Lyon Court
December 24, 1938

References:
Creag Dhubh 1975 p.673
Posterity of the Three Brethren p.71

Colonel Dr. Cluny Macpherson CMG
Deceased
Granted by Lyon Court
March 25, 1954

References:
Creag Dhubh 1966 p.93

Rev. Angus Gordon Macpherson DD
Deceased
Granted by Lyon Court
September 3, 1955

References:
Creag Dhubh 1969 p.283
Posterity of the Three Brethren p.73

Colonel Bruce Douglas Macpherson
Deceased
Granted by Lyon Court
March 29, 1956

References:
Posterity of the Three Brethren p.62 p.66 p.74

Lloyd Campbell Macpherson CD
Deceased
Granted by Lyon Court
April 15, 1958

References:
Creag Dhubh 1968 p.226

Major Hume Macpherson
Deceased
Granted by Lyon Court
May 21, 1958

References:
Creag Dhubh 1970 p.365

The Honourable Justice Angus Alexander Cattanach
Deceased
Granted by Lyon Court
October 13,1964

References:
Creag Dhubh 1966 p.93
Posterity of the Three Brethren p.67

Honourable Campbell Leonard Macpherson
Deceased
Inherited from Col. Dr. Cluny Macpherson
November 16, 1966

Roderick Gordon Murdoch Macpherson CM
Burlington ON
Inherited from Rev A Gordon Macpherson
Rematriculated Lyon Court
October 14, 1969,
Registered in Canada November 15, 2000

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority
Posterity of the Three Brethren p.62 p.65 p.74

Alexander Gordon Malcolm Macpherson
Vancouver BC
Senior cadet shield vice Roderick Gordon Murdoch Macpherson


Harold Cluny Macpherson
Moncton NB
Inherited from Hon. Campbell L Macpherson
June 28, 1973

References:
Posterity of the Three Brethren p.62 p.65


Robert Simms Macpherson
Deceased
Inherited from Major Hume Macpherson
October 31, 1975

References:
Posterity Of The Three Brethren p.62 p.66 p.75
Ancestry.com

Professor John A MacPherson PhD
Halifax NS
Granted by Lyon Court
October 9 1976
Registered in Canada August 3 1995

References:
Creag Dhubh 1977 p.782
Posterity of the Three Brethren p.68 p.79
Canadian Heraldic Authority

John Donald MacPherson
Deceased
Granted by Lyon Court
February 10, 1981

References:
Creag Dhubh 1982 p.16
Posterity of the Three Brethren p.68 p.81

William Bruce Gillis QC
Paradise NS
Granted by Canadian Heraldic Authority
December 22, 1993

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

Kirk Ross McPherson
Burlington ON
Granted by Canadian Heraldic Authority
April 2, 1995

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

Ian Edward McPherson DFC, QC
Deceased
Granted by Canadian Heraldic Authority
September 23, 1997

References:
Creag Dhubh 1998 p.25

John Douglas William MacPherson
Binbrook ON
Granted by Lyon Court
March 6, 2000

References:
Creag Dhubh 2002 p.32

Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Francis Macpherson CD
Hemmingford QC
Granted by Canadian Heraldic Authority
January 15, 2002

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

Robert Christian Macpherson
Carrollton GA
Senior Cadet shield vice Mark F Macpherson
January 15, 2002

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

Major Myles Gordon Macpherson CD
Kirkland QC
Cadet shield vice Mark F Macpherson
January 15, 2002

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

John Charles Gillies
Collingwood ON
Granted by Canadian Heraldic Authority
June 20, 2008

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

Ian Andrew Gillies
New Westminster BC
Senior Cadet shield vice John C Gillies
June 20 2008

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

Cynthia Merren Gillies Hall
Meaford ON
Cadet shield vice John C Gillies
June 20 2008

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

Jory Elizabeth Gillies Winter
Vancouver BC
Cadet shield vice John C Gillies
June 20 2008

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

Ernest Roderick Smith
Waterloo ON
Granted by Canadian Heraldic Authority
September 15, 2010

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority

William Macpherson
Mississauga ON
Granted by Canadian Heraldic Authority
May 15, 2012

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority
Andrew William Macpherson
Tofield AB
Senior Cadet shield vice William Macpherson May 15, 2012

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority
Stuart Macpherson
Toronto ON
Cadet shield vice William Macpherson May 15, 2012

References:
Canadian Heraldic Authority