Jesus College (Cambridge University)

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Official blazon

Arms: Argent, a fesse sable between three cocks' heads erased sable, crested and jelloped gules; all within a bordure of the last charged with eight ducal coronets Or.
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or a cock sable, crested and jellopped gules.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1575.

Jesus College, founded in 1496 by Bishop John Alcock shows the arms of the Alcock family (bar and roosters) with a bordure of crowns. These are derived from the arms of the See of Ely, of which John Alcock was bishop at the time.


The arms on a tobacco card, (1922)


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