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The Armorial Bearings recorded in the
Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

illustrated in colour by Martin S. J. Goldstraw






Dame Susanna Brereton, 1637.
Arms: Argent, two bars Sable, in fess point a cross .......; a crescent for difference* impaling Argent, three boars' heads erased and erect Sable.

* I have emblazoned these arms according to the blazon recorded for Brereton of Handforth in the Visitations of Cheshire for 1580 viz: Argent, between two bars Sable, a cross [flory Gules, charged with five bezants; on the upper bar] a crescent for difference.

Daughter of Sir George Booth of Dunham Massey, married to Sir William Brereton of Handforth.
                                                                                                          


William, Lord Brereton of Leighlin in the County of Carlow
Arms: Quarterly of 12 coats; 1 Argent, two bars Sable; 2 Argent, an inescutcheon within a double tressure counter-flory Gules; 3 Or, three piles in point Gules; 4 Quarterly; 1 and 4 Azure three garbs Or; 2 and 3 Azure, a wolf's head erased Argent; 5 Gules, three pheons Argent; 6 Azure, three garbs Or; 7 Azure, a wolf's head erased Argent; 8 Argent, a cross flory Azure; 9 Argent, a lion rampant Gules within an orle of pheons Sable; 10 Or, two ravens Sable; 11 Ermine, five chevronels Gules on a canton of the second a lion passant Or; 12 Gules, two lions passant Argent a label of three points Or.

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Purpure, a bear's head  Sable muzzled Gules garnished Or.

Supporters: Dexter, a bear Sable, muzzled Gules garnished Or; sinister,  a wolf Argent, collared Azure, thereon three garbs Or.                                                                                                             

 

















William Brereton, Esquire, 1601.
Arms: Argent, two bars Sable, a crescent for difference [Brereton] quartered with Argent, a chevron between three crescents Gules [Ipstones] upon the quartering a cross flourette Gules bezante [or rather charged with 5 bezants]  the 3 coate Sable  a starre Argent  [Homford of Handforth]  the 4 Gules a sythe and sheath Argent [Praers]. The last quarterd  as the firste.

His creast on a Chapeau Azure, turned up Ermine, a dragon  Gules breast, crest and inside the wings Or.


                                                                                                        



William Brereton, Gentleman, 1631.
Arms:  Quarterly of 18: 1, Argent, two bars Sable, a crescent for difference Or. 2, Argent, an inescutcheon within a double tressure counterflory, Gules. 3, Or, three piles in point, Gules. 4, Quarterly 1 and 4 Azure three garbs Or; 2 and 3, Azure, a wolf's head erased Argent. 5, Gules, three pheons Argent. 6, Azure, three garbs Or. 7, Azure, a wolf's head erased Argent. 8, Argent, a cross flory Azure. 9, Argent, a lion rampant Gules within ten pheons Sable. 10, Or, two ravens Sable. 11, Ermine, five chevronels Gules, on a canton of the second, a lion passant Or. 12, Gules, two lions passant Argent, a file of three points Or. 13, Quarterly Argent and Gules on a bend Sable, three mullets of the first. 14, Gules, three cross crosslets fitchee Or, on a chief of the second, a crescent for difference. 15, Argent, on a bend engrailed Sable an annulet Or. 16, Argent, a griffin segreant Gules. 17, Quarterly Argent and Gules, a bend Azure. 18, Gules, a lion rampant per pale Ermine and Ermines.                                                                              















William Brereton, Esquire, 1630.

Arms: Quarterly of 18: 1, Argent, two bars Sable, a crescent Or for difference. 2, Argent, an inescutcheon within a double tressure counterflory, Gules. 3, Or, three piles in point, Gules. 4, Quarterly 1 and 4 Azure three garbs Or; 2 and 3, Azure, a wolf's head erased Argent. 5, Gules, three pheons Argent. 6, Azure, three garbs Or. 7, Azure, a wolf's head erased Argent. 8, Argent, a cross flory Azure. 9, Argent, a lion rampant Gules between six pheons Sable. 10, Or, two ravens Sable. 11, Ermine, five chevronels Gules, on a canton of the second, a lion passant Or. 12, Gules, two lions passant Argent, a label of three points Or. 13, Quarterly Argent and Gules on a bend Sable, three mullets of the second [first]. 14, Gules, three cross crosslets fitchee Or, on a chief of the second, a crescent for difference Sable. 15, Argent, on a bend engrailed Sable an annulet Or. 16, Argent, a griffin segreant Gules. 17, Quarterly Argent and Gules, a bend Azure. 18, Gules, a lion rampant per pale Ermine and Ermines.

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or, a bear's head sable, muzzled of the first, a crescent for difference.                                                               

                      
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