A web site dedicated to the art and
science of heraldry in the County Palatine of Chester

 

   Home - Cheshire Heraldry

   The Vale Royal 1656

   Visitations 1533 to 1580

   Visitations 1613

   Visitations 1663

   Contact

   Site Map

   Photo Gallery


The Armorial Bearings recorded in the
Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

illustrated in colour by Martin S. J. Goldstraw






Dame Anne Bushell, 1634.
Arms: Quarterly of six; 1, Lozengy Argent and Sable, on a bend of the second, three crescents of the first; 2, Argent, on a chief indented Gules, three cross crosslets fitchee of the first; 3, Gules, a cock standing on an escallop, all Or; 4, Argent a chevron  between three mullets Sable; 5, Sable, three lions passant in bend Argent, between two bendlets engrailed of the second; 6,  Sable, a cross flory between four annulets Argent.       

She was the daughter of Sir Cotton Gargrave of Nostell. These are the arms of Gargrave of Nostell.                                                                                           

 


















Sir George Calveley, Knight, 1619-20.
Arms: Quarterly of ten coats: 1, Argent, a fess Gules between three calves passant Sable; 2, Sable, on a chevron Argent between three cross crosslets Or, as many cinquefoils Gules; 3, Argent, on a bend Sable, nine annulets, interlaced by threes Or; 4, Ermine, on a fess Gules, a crescent Or; 5, Argent, on a saltire Sable five swans close of the field, a crescent Gules for difference; 6, Sable, two hinds counter-trippant in fesse Argent; 7, Azure, a falchion in bend Argent, hilt Or, within a bordure engrailed of the last; 8, Argent, on a mount Vert, a buck lodged Gules, attired and unguled Or; 9, Sable a chevron between three bulls' heads cabossed Argent; 10, Gules, a fess dancette Ermine between three bugle horns stringed Or.

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or, a calf's head Sable.                                                                                          

 



















John Calveley, Esquire, 1629.
  
Arms: Quarterly of six: 1, Argent, a fess Gules between three calves passant Sable; 2, Sable, on a chevron Argent between three cross crosslets Or, as many cinquefoils Gules; 3, Argent, on a bend Sable, nine annulets, interlaced by threes Or; 4, Ermine, on a fess Gules, a crescent for difference Or; 5, Argent, on a saltire Sable five swans close of the first, a crescent Gules for difference; 6, Sable, two hinds counter-trippant Argent; over all a crescent Gules for difference. The whole six quarterings within a bordure engrailed Or.

Crest:Out of a ducal coronet Or, a calf's head Sable, collared with a fesse engrailed of the first, a crescent for difference.                                                                                                      





Ralph Calveley, Esquire, 1619.
Arms: Quarterly of six: 1, Argent, a fess Gules between three calves passant Sable; 2, Sable, on a chevron Argent between three cross crosslets Or, as many cinquefoils Gules; 3, Argent, on a bend Sable, nine annulets, interlaced by threes Or; 4, Ermine, on a fess Gules, a crescent Or; 5, Argent, on a saltire Sable five swans close of the first, a crescent for difference; 6, Sable, two hinds counter-trippant in fesse Argent; a crescent Gules for difference. The whole six quarterings within a bordure engrailed Or.                                                                                  



Sir Hugh Cholmondeleigh, Knight,1601.
Arms: Quarterly of 10; 1, Gules, in chief two esquires helmets Argent and in base a garb Or. [Cholmondeleigh]
2, Argent, a fesse Gules, in chief three martlets of the second. [Cheney] 3, Gules, a chevron between three capons Argent. [Capenhurst] 4, Quarterly Argent and Gules, in the second and third quarters a fret Or. [Dutton] 5, Argent, on a bend Gules three escarbuncles Or. [Thorneton] 6, Vert a cross engrailed Ermine. [Kingsley] 7, Or, a saltire Sable. [Helesby] 8, Azure, on a chevron between three garbs Or, a crescent for cadency. [Hatton] 9, Azure, an estoile within the horns of a crescent Argent. [Minshull] 10, Azure, two bars Argent, upon a lozenge in fess Sable a lion's head erased Or [Dorman]                                                          


























Mr. Thomas Case, 1634.
Arms: Argent, on a bend* Gules cotised Sable, three round buckles Or.

Crest: A cubit arm erect, vested ....., cuff Argent, the hand proper, holding a round buckle Or.

Motto: Distantia Ungit.             

It is highly likely that this is a transcription error and the bend should be a bend engrailed Gules cotised Sable.                              








Dame Mary Cholmondelegh, 1625.
Arms: Quarterly of six (in a lozenge), 1, Argent, a greyhound passant Sable. 2, Argent, a chevron between three text T's Sable. 3, Argent, three bulls' heads cabosses Sable. 4, Argent, a boar passant Sable. 5, Argent, two bars Gules. 6, Azure, three garbs Or.

These are the arms of Holford of Holford, she was the daughter and sole heir to Christopher Houlford of Houlford.                                               





Mrs. Dorothy Coney, 1634.
Arms: Argent, on a bend engrailed Gules, between two plain cottises Sable, three round buckles Or.

These are the arms of Case. She was the daughter of Thomas Case.                                                


















William Crompton, Alderman, 1675.
Arms of Crompton: Quarterly 1 and 4 Argent on a chief Vert, three pheons Or. 2 and 3 Argent, three bars wavy Azure, over all a tower triple-towered of the first; over all four quarterings a crescent for difference.

Crest: Out of a mural crown [Gules] a sea-horse's head [Or mane Argent].                         

                            
HomeFirstPreviousNextLast

This site is Copyright  - Martin Goldstraw  - All Rights Reserved