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The Armorial Bearings  Exemplified in  The Cheshire Visitations
illustrated in colour by Martin S. J. Goldstraw

 




The Earls of Chester

Hugh Luph [Lupus] 1st Earl of Chester 
Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, three garbs Or, 2 & 3 Azure,. a wolf's head erased Argent.
Crest: In a ducal coronet a garb Or, banded Gules.
Supporters: Two wolves Argent.                                                                                           

 
The Barons of Halton, Constables of Cheshire
Hildeburt de Lacy
Quarterly Or and Gules, a bend Sable over all a lable of five points Argent.                                                                                                                          


 
de Lacy
Quarterly of six:
1 & 6; Quarterly Or and Gules, a bordure Vair.
2 Gules, four almonds in pale Or.
3. Or, a chief Azure.
4. Quarterly Or and Gules, a bend Sable over all a lable of five points Argent.
5. Or, a lion rampant Purpure.                                                                                                              

 






Aldersey of Aldersey and Spurstow

Arms: Gules, on a bend engrailed Argent between two cinquefoils Or three leopards' faces Vert.
Crest:  A demi-griffin segreant Gules beaked and legged Or issuing from a plume of five ostrich feathers of the last.                                                                                                              

Aldersey of Middle Aldersey
Arms: Quarterly:
1 & 4 Gules, on a bend engrailed Argent between two cinquefoils Or three leopards' faces Vert.
2 & 3 Sable, three standing dishes Argent. [Standish]                                                                 
                                                                                                                           


Alexander of Wistaston
Arms: Barry of ten Argent and Azure, a lion rampant Gules holding a battle axe Or the blade charged with a cross pattee of the third.                                                                 

 
Alpram
Azure, crusily and three eagles displayed Or.                                                                                                    






Aston of Aston

Arms: Quarterly: 1. Per chevron Sable and Argent.
2. Argent, a bend between six bees volant Sable. [Beeston]
3. Per chevron Vert and Ermine, a chevron engrailed counterchanged. [Stoke].
4. Quarterly Argent and Gules, in the second and third quarters a fret Or. [Dutton].
5. Azure, an estoile Or, within the horns of a crescent Argent. [Minshull].
6. Argent, on a fesse nebule Sable, three hairs' heads Or. [Hanwell].
7. Argent, a chevron engrailed Sable, a chief of the second.

Crest: An asses' head couped Argent.                                                                                                    

 
Ardern of Aldford
[Taken from a drawing of a seal at the Visitation of Cheshire 1580]
Gules, three crosses crosslet fitchee (fesswise) and a chief Or.                                                                                                     

 
Ardern of Hawarden al's Harden
Gules, three crosses crosslet fitchee Or, a chief of the second.                                                                                           




Ardern of Timperley

Arms: Quarterly:
1 & 6 Gules, three crosses crosslet fitchee and a chief Or.
2. Argent, on a bend engrailed Sable, an annulet Or.[Radcliffe]
3. Argent, a griffin segreant Gules. [Chatterton].
4. Quarterly, Argent and Gules, over all a bend Azure. [Assigned to both Massy and Timperley]
5. Or. a lion rampant Ermines.

Crest: A plume of six ostrich feathers .... charged with a crescent for difference.                                


Audley
[Harl 1424 from two illustrations]
Gules, fretty Or.                                                                                                                               
                                                                                      

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