LIVERPOOL (Lancashire). Argent, a cormorant, in the beak a branch of seaweed called Laver, all proper; and for the Crest — On a wreath of the colours a cormorant, the wings elevated, in the beak a branch of laver proper. Supporters — The dexter, Neptune, with his sea-green mantle flowing, the waist wreathed with laver, on his head an Eastern crown gold, in the right hand his trident sable, the left supporting a banner of the arms of Liverpool ; on the sinister, a Triton wreathed as the dexter and blowing his shell, the right hand supporting a banner, thereon a ship under a sail in perspective all proper, the banner staves or. Motto — " Deus nobis ha-c otia fecit."
The arms and crest were granted by Sir Isaac Heard, Knight, Garter Principal King of Arms, and George Harrison, Norroy King of Arms, March 22nd, and the supporters by Sir Isaac Heard, Knight, Garter Principal King of Arms, March 23rd, in the year 1797.
[Grant printed " Hist. Soc. L. and C," xlii. g.]
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