the BALTIMORE SUN, sept. 25, 1904 gives the Nicholson family arms, crest, and motto. Arms: Azure, two bars ermine; in chief three suns in splendor proper. Crest:Out of a ducal coronet gules a lion's head ermine. Motto: Per Castra Ad Astra. ("Through the camp to the stars.") if you would like to see a copy of the coat of arms and crest email me and let me know.