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The Court of Hugh Lupus Earl of Chester
(obit 1109)
 

The Court of Hugh Lupus

Illustration taken from Ormerod's History of Cheshire

The armorial bearings displayed in the engraving are: -
  
Above the throne the arms of the Earl himself;
Azure, a wolf's head erased Argent.                                                                                              

It is interesting to note that on the Earl's left hand side is a man wearing a tabard of the Lupus arms in the manner of a herald or persuivant .

On the Earl's right hand side are the clergy, the arms indicate them to be [starting nearest the Earl];

The Diocesan Arms of Chester:
Gules, three mitres with their labels Or. 
                                      


                                                                                

The Arms of the Abbey of Vales: 
Gules three lions passant guardant Or, overall on the sinister side a crozier Argent.
                     
The Arms of the Abbey of Norton
(Norton Priory):
Gules a pale fussily Or. 

The Arms of the Abbey of Combermere:
Quarterly Or and Gules a bend Sable over all a crozire in pale of the third.                                                                                                                                                               



On the Earle's left hand side are the barons, the arms indicate them to be [starting nearest the Earl];

Nigell Baron of Halton, Constable and Marshall
Gules a pale of four fusils (ancient) fessewise Or.                                    

Massey Baron of Dunham
Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first quarter a lion passant Argent.

de Monhalt Baron of Hawarden, Steward.
Azure a lion rampant Argent.

Gilbert Venables Baron of Kinderton
Azure two bars Argent.

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