The Armorial Bearings recorded
Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral
illustrated in colour by
Martin S. J. Goldstraw
Mrs. Margaret Hockenhull, 1613.
Late wife of John Hockenhull of
Prenton, daughter of Peter Hockenhull of
Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th, Argent, a
horse's [ass's] head erased Sable, and in
chief a crescent [Hockenhull of Prenton];
2nd, Sable, three crescents Argent
[Gleave]; 3rd, Argent, on a bend Sable,
three spears' heads of the field
[Prenton]. Impaling, quarterly 1st and
4th, [Argent] a horse's [ass's] head
[erased Sable: Hockenhull of Hockenhull];
2nd and 3rd, ........ a plain cross Sable
For an explanation of the arms see the
entry in my weblog.
|Mrs. Elizabeth Holford,
Daughter of Sir Randle Mainwaringe of
Pevor, Knight. First married to Peter
Shakerley and after married to Christipher
Shakerley bareth Argent, a chevron between
3 rush hills within a bordure ingrailed
bezantie. The 2, Sable, three shuttles
..... Argent 2 and one, The 3, Azure, 2
barres Argent. The 4, Azure, a garb Or.
The 5, Sable, a cross patonce Argent. The
6, Azure, 3 fezauntes Or.
Mainwaringe bare Argent, two bares Gules.
The 2, Azure, three garbs Or. The 3, as
the 2. The 4 as the first. Holford Argent,
a chevron inter three text Ts Sable. The
2, Argent, a greyhound Sable. The 3,
Argent 3 bulles heade Sable. The 4, as the
A somewhat faulty blazon accompanied by an
The first image is Shakerley impaling
Mainwaring, the second image is a bit of a
conundrum as the 1st and 4th quarter with
the text Ts is Toft. The Holford arms are
usually depicted as Holford of Holford
Argent, a greyhound passant Sable
Argent, three bulls' heads cabossed
Argent, a chevron between three [Old
English] text T's Sable [Toft]
Argent, a boar [greyhound?] passant
A greyhound's head couped Sable.
|John Hope, Gentleman,
Son and heir to George Hope of
Dodleston. He died in his father's
Arms: Quarterly of nine: 1, Argent, a
chevron engrailed Sable between three
birds [storks?*] ... beaked and legged
Gules; 2, Gules, three uncorns' heads
couped Or; 3, Azure, a chevron between
three fleurs-de-lis Or, on a canton ....
two roundles ... [?]; 4, Argent, two bars
Gules, each charged with three bezants, a
crescent for difference; 5, Per bend
sinister Ermine and Ermines, a lion
rampant Or; 6, Azure, a lion rampant
Argent, within a bordure of the second; 7,
Or, a lion rampant Gules; 8, Or, a lion
rampant Gules within a bordure of the
second; 9, Azure, three boars passant in
pale Argent; over the first three
quarterings a label of three points Vert.
*In the Funeral Certificate for Mrs.
Katherine Davenport, 1634, the
birds are recorded as herons or stalks
There are a number of
uncertainties about this achievement. In the
first quarter, although the arms recorded for
Mrs Katherine Davenport have the birds recorded
as herons or storks, the nearest match in
Burke's G.A. is that of Hope (Grangefield co.
Derby) Argent, a chevron engrailed Sable between
three Cornish choughs proper. In quarter three,
the tinctures of the canton and the two roundels
are not specified so I have made a complete
guess until I can research the matter further.
Anthony Hough, Gentleman, 1605.
Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th,
Argent, a bend Sable; 2nd and 3rd,
Argent, a wolf's head erased Sable.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hurleston, 1628.
Daughter and coheir to James
Mainwaringe of Croxton.
Arms: (in a lozenge) Quarterly of
four: 1 and 4, Argent, on two bars
Gules, three cinquefoils Or; 2, Sable,
a lion rampant Argent, debrused by a
bendlet gobony Or and Gules; 3,
Argent, a chevron engrailed between
three garbs Sable.
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