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The Armorial Bearings recorded in the
Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

illustrated in colour by Martin S. J. Goldstraw

Valentine Broughton, Alderman, 1603.
Arms: Quarterly of 4; 1, Ermine, a lion rampant Sable charged with a crescent Argent [Broughton]; 2, Vert, a lion rampant Or [Sandiff]; 3, Or, a lion rampant Azure langued Gules [Gruffith ap Kddwgon]; 4, Vert, three eagles displayed in fesse Or, in chief a crescent Argent [Owen Gwynedd].                                                                                                         

Mrs. Elizabeth Browne, 1602.
Arms:  (on a lozenge) Sable, three garbs, 2 and 1, Or, within a bordure Argent.[Birkenhed of Huxeley]                                                                                      


Matthew Browne, Gentleman, 1634.
Arms: Argent, two bendlets between as many mullets Sable.                                                                                                              

Richard Browne, Esquire, 1624.
Arms: Argent, two bendlets Sable between as many pellets.

Crest: On a mound Vert, a lion sejant Argent, vulned in the shoulder proper.                                                                                 

John Bruen, Esquire, 1625.
Arms: Quarterly 1, Argent, an eagle displayed Sable; 2, Gules, a scyth Argent; 3, Argent, a fess dancettee between three cross crosslets fitchee Sable; 4, Sable, two bars Argent, on a canton of the first a garb between four acorns Or.

Crest: An oak tree eradicated proper.


Sir Henry Bunbury, Knight, 1634.
Arms: Quarterly of six; 1, Argent, on a fess Sable, three chess rooks of the field; 2, Argent, a fess between three pheasants Gules; 3, Gules, on a bend engrailed Argent between two cinquefoils Or, three leopard's faces Vert, a mullet Or for difference; 4, Sable, two bars Argent; 5, Or, a crescent Gules, on a chief of the second three trefoils of the first; 6, Argent, a tree eradicated Vert, fructed Gules.

Crest: A leopard's face Or, pierced through the mouth with two swords in saltire Argent, hilts gold vulned in the mouth Gules.                                           

Thomas Bunbury, Esquire, 1601.
Arms: Argent, upon a bend Sable, three [chess] rookes of the first. 

Mrs. Margaret Burr, 1636.
Arms: (in a lozenge) Argent, on a bend Vert, three wolves' heads erased of the first [Midleton]                                            


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