SUPPLEMENT TO THE
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
NASSAU March 3, 1962 9
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE
The subjoined Royal Warrant assigning Armoripl Ensigns for
the Colony of the Bahamas is published for general information.
ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the
United Kinglom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of
Our other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Common-
wealth, Defender of the Faith to Our Right Trusty and Right
Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor Bernard Marmaduke,
Duke of Norfolk, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Gar-
ter, Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order, Earl Mar-
shal and Our Hereditary Marshal of England, Greeting!
WHEREAS for the greater honour and distinction of Our
X COLONY OF THE BAHAMAS We are desirous that Armorial
Ensigns should be assigned for that Colony.
KNOW YE THEREFORE that We of Our Princely Grace
and Special Favour have granted and assigned and by these
Presents do grant and assign the following Armorial Ensigns for
Our said COLONY OF THE BAHAMAS that is to say: A SEA-
SCAPE, AS REPRESENTED IN THE ANCIENT SEAL OF OUR
COLONY QF, THE BAHAMAS, HAVING A THREE MASTED
MERCHANT SHIP OF THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
PRESENTING HER PORT QUARTER AND SAILING TO
THE DEXTER THE MAINSAILS FURLED WITH UNION
FLAG AND PENNONS FLYING AND PUTTING TO FLIGHT
TWO PIRATE SHIPS ALL PROPER ON A CHIEF GULES A
REPRESENTATION OF OUR ROYAL CROWN ALSO
PROPER, together with this MOTTO: EXPULSIS PIRATIS
RESTITUTA COMMERCIA, as the same are in the painting
hereunto annexed more plainly depicted to be borne for Our said
COLONY OF THE BAHAMAS on Seals, Shields, Banners, Flags
or otherwise according to the LAWS OF ARMS.
Our Will and Pleasure therefore is that you the said Barnard
Marmaduke, Duke of Norfolk, to whom the cognizance of mat-
ters of this nature doth properly belong do require and command
that this Our Concession and Declaration be recorded in Our Col-
lege of Arms to the end that Our Officers of Arms and all other
Public Functionaries whom it may concern may take full notice
and have knowledge thereof in their several and respective De-
And for so doing this shall be your Warrant
GIVEN at Our Court at St. James's
this Fifth day of June, 1959; in the
Eighth year of Our Reign.
By Her Majesty's Command
Alan Lennox Boyd
I hereby certify that the foregoing copy of the Royal Warrant
assigning Armorial Ensigns for the Colony of the Bahamas is
faithfully extracted from the Records of the College of Arms,
London. As witness my hand at the said College of Arms this
Ninth day of July 1959.
G. R. BELLEW,
Garter King of Arms
A Seascape, as represented in the ancient Seal of Our Colony of the Bahamas,
having a three masted Merchant Ship of the early Eighteenth Century presenting
her port quarter and sailing to the dexter the mainsails furled with Union Flag
and pennons flying and putting to flight two Pirate Ships all proper on a Chief
Gules a representation of Our Royal Crown also proper together with this
Motto: Expulsis Piratis Restituta Commercia.
Granted by Royal Warrant dated the 5th June 1959.