D.2. Arms Assumed by James Cottrell in Portugal

The arms assumed by James Cottrell in Portugal employed the same colours (azure and gold) as those of his family in England, but in place of the three mascles, the arms were a blue and gold chessboard, suggestive of the chessboard used by Sir Gawain in Wolfram's “Parzival” as a shield.  The arms are recorded in the Armory Book, p. 34, held in the Torre do Tombo [COTRIM].

Figure D.2. Arms of James Cottrell (Jaime Cotrim)

Cotrim Arms