Further Registration: The American
College of Heraldry 23 March 2018 under Number 3979.
The red cross on a
white shield, alludes to the St Georgeís Cross, the symbol of
England and the Christian Faith. The device in the first quarter is
an adaption of and in deference to the arms of Sir John de Bures of
Boddington (c1350) a probable historic link to the armigerís direct
ancestor, John Dipper, who bequeathed lands in Boddington to his son
The Oak in the third quarter is there to denote strength as well as
a reference to the oaks found in Gloucester, where earliest Dippers
are found, and the oaks used by Dippers in the construction of
buildings and ships. The Wheat garb, which shows the harvest of
one's hopes has been secured, is a symbol of hospitality, prosperity
and success enjoyed, as well as agricultural connections. The raised
sword illustrates military and other service to the realm.
The mantel of green and gold reflects Englandís green and pleasant
land and golden opportunities.
The crest of a phoenix rising illustrates a resurgence of interest
in the armigerís family history and ideals.