John Barrie ATKINSON
The garbs allude to family connections within the County Palatine of Chester. The post mill on a hill represents Mill Hill which forms part of the ancient manor of Hendon in the county of Middlesex where the armiger resided for forty years. The crest represents Capricorn the armiger’s zodiacal sign, while the mullets represent the constellation of the same name. The myth is that Capricorn was created when Pan was pursued by the demon Typhon. Pan leapt into the Nile before he had completely changed into a goat, his chosen form for escape, and became half, half fish. His dual nature has been described as representing the balance of good and evil in nature.