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


 


Launceline olim familia nunc extincta*

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Argent, on a fess Sable, three mullets of the field, pierced of the second.
2 Vert, a cross engrailed Ermine [Kingsley]
3 Argent, a buglehorn, stringed Sable, in dexter chief a cinquefoil [Kingsley's Forester's Coat]      






*Launceline- in the past a family, now extinct. Translation provided by Mr. P. Davis, of Malvern.                                                                              

 










Lawton of Lawton

Arms: Argent, on a fess between three cross-crosslets fitche Sable, a cinquefoil of the first, pierced of the second.
Crest: A demi-wolf salient regardent Argent, vulned in the back Gules, and licking the wound.
[These arms and crest were granted by Robert Cook, Clarencieulx by l'res patentes Dated 14 R. Elizab., 1572]                                                                                                   

Lee of Lee  
There is then a pedigree of Lee of Lee - within the pedigee are the arms of:




Thomas Lee now at Inspruck in Tirroll
Arms: Argent, a chevron engrailed between three leopards' faces Sable.                                                         



Sr. James Lee of Aston

Arms: Sable, a scythe Argent



Anthony Lee of Stafford
Arms: Argent, a fess between three crescents Sable.
                                                                                                                                                  













Leech of Cawarden, al's Carden

Arms: Ermine, on a chief indented Gules three ducal coronets Or, a crescent on a crescent for difference.
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or, a cubit arm erect proper, grasping a snake entwined of the first, a crescent on a crescent for difference.                                                                
                                                                                                                           












Leeche of Nantwich

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Ermine, on a chief indented Gules an annulet between two ducal coronets Or.
2 Azure, on a bend engrailed Argent three dawes (Jackdaw's)  Sable [Dawson]
3 Quarterly 1 & 4 [Vert] a cross engrailed Ermine a mullet for difference [Wettenhall]
                  2 & 3 [Vert] a bend Ermine, a mullet for difference [Wettenhall, Ancient]

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or, a cubit arm erect proper, grasping a snake entwined of the first, an annulet for difference                                                                 













Lecester of Tabley

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Azure, a fess Gules between three fleur-de-lis Or
2 Azure, a garb Or [Grosvenor]
3 Sable, a cross patonce Argent [Quarterly Argent and Sable, a cross patonce counterchanged Eton]

Crest: A dragon's head erased Vert                                                                                                  








Lecester of Toft

Arms: Quarterly of twelve -
1 Azure, a fess Gules frety Or between three fleur-de-lis of the last.
2 Sable, a buck, lodged Argent [Downes]
3 Azure, six bezants, three, two and one, on a chief Or a demi lion issuant Gules [Molyns?]
4 Argent, two chevrons Gules, on a canton of the second a cross-crosslet fitche Or [Mobberley]
5 Argent, a chevron between three text T's Sable [Toft]
6 Argent, three boars' heads erased and erect Sable, a crescent for difference [Booth]
7 Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first quarter a lion passant Argent [Massy]
8 Per chevron invected Gules and Or, in chief two mullets Argent in base a cock of the first [Heath?]
9 Sable, fretty Argent, a label of three points Or [Harrington]
10 Sable, three lions passant in pale Argent [English]
11Argent, on a bend Sable three lozenges of the field, each charged with a saltire Gules [Urswick]
12 Sable, a lion rampant Argent, charged on the shoulder with a chessrook Gules [Verdon]

Crest: A goat passant per pale Or and Gules, horned Gold, holding in the mouth an acorn of the first, slipped and leaved proper                                                                                                    

There then follows the Toft Pedigree along with the arms brought in by heiresses


Toft
Horntoft Lord of Toft (al's Horne The Hunter)
Arms: Argent a chevron between three text T's Sable                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                

 


Rafe Lecester

Arms: Azure a fess Gules, fretty Or, between three fleur-de-lis of the last                                                                        



Harrington
Sir John Harrington brother to The Lord Harrington

Arms: Sable, fretty Argent, a label of three points Or                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                              



English
...............dau and heire of ..................English

Arms: Sable, three lions passant in pale Argent                                                                                          

 

Urswicke
.............dau and heire of .....................Urswicke

Arms: Argent, on a bend Sable three lozenges of the field, each charged with a saltire Gules                                                                                    

 

Verdone
...............dau and heire of .........................Verdone

Arms: Sable, a lion rampant Argent, charged on the shoulder with a chessrook Gules                                                                                         










Lecester of Worleston

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Azure, on a fess Gules between three fleur-de-lis Or, an annulet for difference Argent
2 & 3 Azure, a lion rampant Argent [Crewe]

Crest: A fleur-de-lis per pale Or and Azure.    



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