namely the Bishop’s Mitre (Head Dress), the Bishop’s Stalk and the Open Bible. The left side (sinister) of the Crest (Right side as we look at it) contains the Arms of the ancient house of Cotton of Combermere in England to which Bishop Cotton belonged.
The white 8-shapped figures are the skeins of cotton which represent their line of work. The inverted V-shaped Chevron represents a distinguished service in military. Thus the Crest symbolizes the godliness, work, service, and courage which a student of Law is to be adorned with.