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The Armorial Bearings recorded in the
Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

illustrated in colour by Martin S. J. Goldstraw

James Dowson, M.A. 1617.

Arms:  ........ two pallets ....... debruised by a chevron ...... ; on a canton ...... 5 roundles in saltire ......, a crescent for difference on the chevron.   

According to "The Cheshire Sheaf" 3rd series, vol ii (1898),  'An Ordinary of Arms' or 'Davies' Heraldry' compiled in first decade of 17th C. the arms are:
Argent, two pallets Sable over them a chevron Gules; on a canton of the last five bezants disposed in saltire, a crescent for difference on the chevron.   

Peter Drinkwater, Alderman, 1631.
Arms: Per pale Gules and Azure on a fesse wavy Argent between three garbs Or, as many billets of the second.

Crest: Three ears of wheat, one in pale and two in saltire Or, enfilled with an Earl's coronet proper.

Thomas Drinkwater, 1630.
Arms: Arms: Per pale Gules and Azure on a fesse wavy Argent between three garbs Or, as many billets of the second; a label of three points of the third.                                                                                                           

Robert Duckinfield, Esquire, 1621.
Arms: Argent, a cross pointed Sable, voided of the field.

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or, a cubit arm erect, vested Gules, cuffed Argent, the hand proper holding a sun in splendour, Gold.                                                                                   

Robert Duckinfield, Esquire, 1630.
Arms: Quarterly of eight: 1, Argent, a cross voided and pointed Sable; 2, Azure, semee de lis and a lion rampant guardent Argent, debruised by a bendlet Gules; 3, Argent, a fesse engrailed Gules; 4, Argent, a chevron between three crosses raguly couped Vert, on a chief of the second a holy lamb Argent, with banner charged with a cross Gules, staff Or; 5, [Argent], two bars [Gules] in chief three cinquefoils [Sable]; 6, Argent, a cross lozengy Sable, over all a bendlet gobone Ermine and Azure; 7, Argent, a wyvern Sable ; 8, Gules, a mermaid proper with comb and mirror.

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or a cubit arm erect vested Gules, cuffed Argent, hand proper holding a sun in splendour.

Edward Dutton, Esquire, 1620.
Arms: Quarterly of twelve; 1, Quarterly Argent and Gules, in the second and third a fret Or; 2, Argent, on a bend Gules, three escarbuncles Or; 3, Vert, a cross engrailed Ermine; 4, Or, a saltire Sable; 5, Azure, an estoile of eight points issuing from between the horns of a crescent Argent; 6, Or, on a fesse Azure, three garbs of the field; 7, Azure, a chevron between three garbs Or; 8, Ermine, on a chevron Gules, three escallops Argent; 9, Or, a cinquefoil pierced Sable; 10, Azure, a garb Or; 11, Sable, a cross flory Argent; 12, Azure, three pheasants Or.

Crest: A plume of five ostrich feathers, Argent, Azure, Or, Vert, and Gules, quills Gold.                                           


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