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


Beeston of Beeston

Arms: Quarterly: 1 Argent, a bend between six bees volant Sable.
2 Or, a saltire Sable [Helsby].
3 Azure, on a chevron between three garbs Or, a crescent for difference. [Hatton]
4. Argent, a chevron Sable between three bucks' heads cabossed Gules [Parker].

Crest: On a mount Vert, a castle Or, therefrom issuing an arm embowed, in armour proper, the gauntlet holding a sword Argent, hilt and pommel Gold.

Motto: Si Genus Jactas Aliena Laudas                                                                               

Berrington of Bradwall [Impaling Oldfield]

Arms: Sable, three greyhounds courant in pale Argent, collared Gules within a bordure of the second.

Arms of Oldfield: Or, on a pile Azure, three garbs of the field.

Crest: A falcons (?) head erased Or, beaked Sable and charged with three guttes de sang.

Another Coat: Or, on a bend Gules three crosses formee fitchee Argent
Crest: An eagles head couped ...... between two wings expanded ............

Arms: Argent, on a chief Gules, three cinquefoils of the field.                                                                                                       


Birchells of Birchells (Birtles)

Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4 Argent on a chevron between three cross- crosslets fitchee Azure, as many fleur-de-lis of the field.
2 & 3 Sable, three chevronels Or, each charged with as many fleur-de-lis Gules.

Crest: A lion rampant Azure, supporting an oak tree eradicated Vert, fructed Or.                                                                                                              

Bird of Yowley and Bird of Crew
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4 Per pale Argent and Or, an eagle displayed Sable.
2 & 3 Argent, an ass's head erased Sable [Hocknell]                                                                        

Bird of Clopton
Arms: 1 & 4 Argent, a cross flory between four martlets Gules, a canton Azure.
2 Per pale Argent and Or an eagle displayed Sable [Bird].
3 Quarterly, Gules and Or, in the first quarter three fleur-de-lis Argent, in the centre point a trefoil [Massy?]                                                                 

Birkenhead of Hurley
Arms: Sable, three garbs Argent, a bordure engrailed of the second.                                                                                                   

Bonbury of Stanney
Arms: Argent, on a bend Sable three chessrooks of the field.                                                                                                     

Bostestock al's Bostock
[Plate 2 fig 3 (in the manuscript) From a drawing of a circular seal of an eagle displayed, the head turned to sinister "S. Gilbert de Bostock"]
Plate 2 fig 3 "actually" shows Sable, a fesse humette Argent.                                                                                              


Bostock of Bostock
Arms: Quarterly of fifteen -
1. Sable, a fesse humette Argent.
2. Or, a bend Azure [Vernon].
3. Quarterly Or and Gules a bend Sable.[Malbank]
4 Azure three garbs Or [Randolph Blundeville].
5 [Azure] a wolf's head erased [Argent]. [Hugh Lupus]
6 Azure, six garbs, 3, 2 and 1 Or, [Hugh Kevnliok]?
7. Argent, an orle within eight martlets in orle, Sable. [Winnington]
8. Vert, a cross engrailed Ermine, [Wettenhall, alias Kingsley]
9. Vert, a bend Ermine {Wettenhall]
10. Argent, a fesse between three cross-crosslets fitchee Sable, [Lawton]
11. [Gules] three pheons [Argent], [Malpass]
12. Argent, a cross flory Azure, [Malpas]
13. Gules, two lions passant guardant Or, a lable of five points Azure, [Strange?]
14. Azure, two bars Argent, [Venables]
15. Or, on a fesse Azure, three garbs of the field, [Vernon]

Crest: An heraldic antelope passant Argent, armed, mained and tufted Or.                                                                                                


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