The most obvious evidence of the COLLINS family of Illogan, in the county of Cornwall is a monument to the Revd Doctor John COLLINS and his family in the parish church. Above the monuments is a coat of arms, one half of which belongs to the COLLINS family and the other to that of BRAY. The arms appear in Bernard BURKE’s, The General Armory, which describes these arms as belonging to COLLINS of Truthan, Cornwall as ‘Sable a chevron argent guttée-de-sang between three doves proper. Motto – Volabo ut requiescam’. These arms were also used by COLLINS of Trewardale (in Blisland), Cornwall being ‘shewn on an old monument, dated 1684, in the parish of Illogan, of which place the ancestors of the present Reved Charles Mathew Edward COLLINS were incumbents in succession from 1533 to 1684’.
This is the start of the introduction, with further being: Pedigree of the COLLINS family of Illogan; Origin of the arms; Some Pre-Reformation COLYN and COLLINS families of Cornwall; The COLLINS family of Illogan; Edward COLLINS I; Richard COLLINS I; Edward COLLINS II; John COLLINS I (Civil War; Losses during the Civil Wars; Restoration and Church duties; Family connections; Archdeaconry business; Financial transactions; His final years at Illogan); Descendants of the COLLINS family of Illogan.