This was obtained from a local chap who dug it out of an old book when I challenged him to find an Adlam crest.I have a picture of it if any body is interested
BLAZON OF ARMS
ARMS: Azure, seven rays issuing from the sun in the dexter canton bendwise proper, the centring ray between two estoiles in bend sinister argent, quartering argent two bars engrailed vert between nine martlets gules; over an escutcheon of pretense argent, a chevron between three stag’s heads in gules.
CREST: A mount vert, thereon in front of rays of the sun an eagle proper gorged with a collar sable.
MOTTO: Tyme proveth truth
EXPLANATION OF ARMS
AZURE: This tincture is blue, and is representative of loyalty, fidelity and truth. Since ancient times when brides wore a blue ribbon, the colour has been associated with purity and love.
SUN: The sun in splendour represents that the one to whom the Coat of Arms was granted, was a man of the church. CANTON: The canton is less than a quarter, comprising only the third part of the chief, and is formed by a perpendicular line drawn from the top of the shield, meeting another from the side, drawn horizontally. PROPER: This heraldic term means that the sun on our shield was depicted in its natural colour - yellow. ESTOILES: The estoile is depicted in the shape of a star, having six points instead of five. The estoile is a symbol of great intelligence on the part of our ancestors. BEND: The bend is formed by two lines diagonally drawn down the field, from one corner to another. When said "in bend", it means the etoiles were drawn in the area where the bend would have been depicted. ARGENT: Is silver in blazonry. It is taken from the metal and denotes nobility serenity and peace. Silver has also been associated with the qualities of purity and chastity, because it withstands the test of fire. BARS: The bar is a diminutive of the fesse and is formed by two lines drawn horizontally across the field, comprising only one-fifth of the field. The bar is emblematic of the military girdle worn around the knight's body, over his armour for identification in battle. The bars are finished in a line of partition known as "engrailed" in Heraldry.
VERT: In blazonry, this colour is green, and is significant of flourishing youth and strength. Because green is the predominant tincture in nature, it is regarded as the universal colour, and is thus indicative of hope and regeneration. MARTLETS: This small bird is always depicted on the shield without legs. It indicates speed and also designates a free man. The martlet is known as the cadency mark of the fourth son. GULES: It is the Heraldic tincture for red, and represents fire. In military application, this colour signifies fortitude. Often the symbolism of the colour red is dependent on the shade. On our Arms it denotes valour, patriotism and creative power. ESCUTCHEON: The smaller shield shown in the centre of the large shield, is a mark of distinction, representing noble ancestry. CHEVRON: The chevron is formed by two parallel lines drawn from the dexter side, meeting another two lines in the centre of the small shield, forming a small pyramid. It denotes a great warrior and also horseman. STAGS: The three stag's heads on the small shield, are significant of a solitary life, purity and fleetness. From other sources, the animal has acquired the attributes of longevity, because of the peace it exudes. MOUNT: Symbolism for the mount originally arose from the Bible, and denotes spiritual strength and eternal righteousness. In later usage, because of its firm composition, the mount has become indicative of firmness, constancy and steadfastness.
EAGLE: This feathered charge denotes magnanimity and fortitude of mind. The eagle on the shield is representative of speed and wisdom . SABLE: This colour (black) comes from the fur of an animal and is associated with night and repentance. The quality of serenity is attributed to the tincture sable, from scriptural sources. MOTTO: Tyme proveth truth.