Arms painted by
Andrew Stewart Jamieson
The gold background represents the armigerís life achievements and
successes and was also chosen to represent the status of knighthood.
The red lion represents power and a fighting spirit as does it's
guardant-rampant stance; its two tails represent the number 22 of
the armigerís syndrome, Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome or 22q11
Deletion Syndrome, one of the tails is shorter than the other
representing the gene deletion.
The sword is taken
from the original Quinn achievement and represents the armigerís
name Quinn, which is his mother's last name. The shield the lion is
holding represents the middle name of Crowninshield. As the armiger
is a twice removed descendant of that family, there is a bordure
around the shield for difference. The armigerís Crowninshield
ancestor was a judge in the court of the Duke of Saxe-Weimar and was
awarded a coat of arms consisting of a white imperial crown on a
blue shield. The bordure around the Crowninshield coat of arms is
black because the armiger is a descendant of two different lines of
a common ancestor via his paternal grandparents both of whose wives
bore a coat of arms predominantly black in colour.
The green mound the lion is standing on
represents the armigerís last name Bradlee, which was originally
Bradley, an English name meaning broad meadow or broad clearing.
The two hearts
represent the armigerís survival of two heart failures. The drop of
blood below signifies the open-heart surgery undergone by the
armiger when only three months old.
The neck ribbon
hanging from the coat of arms is that of a Knight Commander of the
Royal House of Braganza, the senior Royal house to the throne of
Previous Registration of Arms for:
Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee No. 0316 (Vol.2).