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science of heraldry in the County Palatine of Chester
The Vale Royal 1656
Visitations 1533 to 1580
The Court of Hugh Lupus Earl of Chester
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
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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