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John Jesse Dean Crook

Registration number 20150316G

This certifies that the heraldic arms of John Jesse Dean Crook are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Azure on a bend wavy Argent three weavers spindles Proper a bordure Gules.
Crest: On a wreath Argent and Azure a maple leaf Gules surmounted by a sword Proper.
Motto: Ergo Perpetiar (Therefore, I will endure)


The field and bordure tinctures (Azure and Gules) are representative of John Jesse Crook's homeland of choice (United States of America) and of his birth (England). The bend wavy serves two purposes in the design. The first is a heraldic inference to his surname (one meaning of crook: "a bend in a river".) The second represents his travel from England by boat to reach his new home. The three weavers spindles represent his lifelong career working in the cloth mills in New Bedford, Mass., as well as his family's history of working in the mills in Lancashire, England. The crest is inspired by a Canadian military badge and honors John Jesse's service as an infantryman with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The motto reflects the tenacity, even in the face of adversity, that he showed throughout his life.


Arms designed by Jesse Aerlyn-Crook, armiger's grandson.  Graphic representation (PNG format, 570 x 600 px) available at

Registered by

Jesse Dean Aerlyn-Crook


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