Ken, a good friend of mine, and one of the most talented artists I know, has painted a wonderful watercolour of the Goskar coat of arms. The description came from Burke’s General Armoury (available in most larger libraries in the UK), where thousands of family coats of arms are described in heraldic terminology.
I’m not sure why my family were awarded a coat of arms, but I intend to find out.
The birds depicted on the shield and on the crest are Cornish choughs. More about them later.