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Richard Charles Globe

Registration number 20130711C

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Richard Charles Globe are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Sanguine semé of nails Or.
Crest: Issuant from an ancient ship's hull Proper two demi-lions combatant guardant Azure armed and langued Gules supporting between them an armillary sphere Or.
Motto: Recte Facias (Do Rightly)

Design Rationale

The nails represent the trade of Thomas Globe, the armiger's sixth great-grandfather and family founder, 1759-1820. Thomas Globe's original name was John Ball, the illegitimate son of Sarah Ball of Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire. He was handed over to The London Foundling Hospital on July 20, 1759, and following the custom of the time was immediately re-baptised and given the name Thomas Globe. The red (sanguine) field represents the colors in the flags of Canada, England and Denmark, a reference to the armiger's country of birth, ancestry and nationality.

The ship's hull represents the Globe name crossing the oceans, and alludes to the armiger's personal migration from Canada to Europe. The two demi-lions represent the armiger and his brother supporting an armillary sphere, a cant on the Globe surname.

The Azure tincture of the lions is a reference to the Danish state arm's lions and the guardant attitude is a reference to the lions found on the arms of England.


Scandinavian Roll of Arms Foundation SVR 718/2011
International Registry of Arms Registration No.0190 (Vol.2)
Nova Heroldia (Poland) No.180711
CROM-BHGS Serbia, Armorial Charter No. 002/13

Registered by

Richard Charles Globe


Personal, Original, DK, G

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