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The Armorial Bearings recorded in the
Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

illustrated in colour by Martin S. J. Goldstraw


Sir Urian Legh, Knight, 1627.
Arms: Quarterly 1, Azure, two bars Argent, over all a bend gobony, Or and Gules; 2, Argent, a lion rampant Gules; 3, Azure, a chevron between three ducal coronets Or; 4, Gules, three cross crosslets fitchee Or, a chief of the second; 5, Azure, a bend Or within a bordure Argent; 6, Argent, a cross patonce Sable.

Crest: An unicorn's head Argent, couped Gules, armed and maned Or.

Mrs. Elizabeth Leigh, 1634.
(Leigh of Boothes)
Daughter of Thomas Edwards of the Mould, in the County of Flint, gent.
Arms: Quarterly of 4: 1 and 4 Barry of six Or and Azure, on a canton Ermine, a rose Gules; 2, Argent, a cross engrailed Gules debruised by a bendlet Azure (over these two quarterings a label of three points Sable); 3, Gules, five fusils in pale Argent.
Impaling, Quarterly of seven: 1, ....... a cross engrailed fleury between four birds; 2, Or a lion passant guardant Gules; 3, Azure, on a bend Argent, a lion passant Sable; 4, Gules, a lion rampant reguardant Or; 5, Per bend sinister Ermine and Ermines, a lion rampant Or; 6, Azure, a lion rampant Argent (?) crowned Or, within a bordure of the second; 7, Or, a lion's gamb bendways erased Gules.

Another coat, quarterly of 6: 1, Azure, two bars Argent, over all a bend Gules; 2, Or, a lion rampant Gules; 3, Per pale Argent and Sable, three boars passant in pale counterchanged; 4, Or, three lozenges Azure; 5, Argent, a fess dancettee Gules; 6, Azure, a chevron between three ducal coronets Or. Impaling, quarterly of 7, vt supra.


Mrs. Jane Leycester, Widow, 1629.
Daughter of William Stokes of Chester.
Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4, Azure on a fess Gules between three fleurs-de-lis Or, a martlet Argent for difference; 2 and 3 Azure a lion rampant Argent; over all four quarterings, a crescent for difference Or; impaling Gules, a lion rampant Ermine, a mullet for difference Or.                                                                                                              

John Littler, Alderman, 1619.
[An imperfect trick of Arms]    ..... on a chevron ..... between three ....... a crescent for difference.
This should be: Argent, on a chevron Sable between three squirrels Gules a crescent for difference.                                                                                  

Mrs. Alice Lloyd, Spinster, 1631.
Arms: (in a lozenge): Gules, a chevron between three mullets Or.                                                              

Humphrey Lloyd, Alderman, 1624.
Arms: Quarterly of eight coats: 1, Argent, a cross engrailed the ends fleury Sable, between four Cornish choughs proper; 2, Or, a lion passant guardant Gules; 3, Azure, three fishes, their heads towards the fess point Argent; 4, Sable a chevron between three goats' heads erased Or; 5, Argent, a rose Gules barbed and seeded proper; 6, Sable, a lion rampant Argent; 7, Per pale Azure and Sable three fleurs-de-lis Or; 8, Sable, three nags' heads erased Argent. Over the whole, a martlet for difference.

John Lloyd

John Lloyd, L.L.B., 1608.
Arms: A trick of arms. On a chevron between three dolphins nowed an annulet.  
This is believed to be Tenny, a chevron Or between three fishes naiant Argent.

See my comments upon this "trick" on my weblog:

Thomas Lyneall, Alderman, 1603.
Arms:  Azure, on a bend Argent, three crosses patonce Sable; on a chief Or a trefoil slipped of the third between two garbs of the first.                                               


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