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

Massy, Baron de Dunham
Arms: Quarterly, Gules and Or, in the first quarter a lion passant Argent.

Pro Arms de Massy
Arms: Quarterly, Gules and Or, in the first quarter a lion passant Argent
                                                               

Massy de Pottington
Arms: Quarterly, Gules and Or, in 1 & 4 three fleur-de-lis Argent


 
Massy de Tatton
Arms: Quarterly, Gules and Or, in 1 & 4 three escallops Argent

                                                           

The MS referred to is Sealed with these Arms:
Sir John de Burley
Arms: Barry of six, Sable and Or,
on a chief of the 2nd two pallets of the 1st; an inescucheon Argent charged with three bars Gules


Sir Vrian de Stapleton
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant Sable



Sir Hugh de Calvelegh
Arms: Argent, a fess Gules between three calves passant Sable



Sir John de Devereux
Arms: Argent, a fess Gules in chief three torteaux

                           
             










Massy de Pottington

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first and fourth quarters three fleur-de-lis Argent
2 & 3 Argent, a bend Sable between six cinquefoils Gules [Valentine]

Crest 1: A lions head couped Or
Crest 2: A pegasus's head per pale Or and Gules, bridled Azure, the wings counter-changed, and guttee also counter-changed.












Massy of Tatton

Arms: Quarterly, Gules and Or, in 1 & 4 three escallops Argent, over all a mullet for difference.

Crest: A moorcock Sable, combed Gules, charged with a mullet for difference.                                                                                       


 












Massy of Sale

Arms: Argent, a chevron between three lozenges Sable.

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or, a bull's head and neck ..................  

Burke's GA records the crest as: Out of a ducal coronet Or, a bull's head erased Azure armed Gold.                                                                    

 

Massy of Timperley

Arms: Quarterly, Argent and Gules over all a bend Azure.                                                                        
                                                                                      

 

Massy of Aldreburgh, bulgo Ellerborough

Arms: Quarterly
1 & 4 [Gules] a lion passant [Argent]
2 & 3 Argent, a mullet Sable     
[1st & 4th quarters actual tinctures not recorded]

It is noted that this coat is evidently recorded wrongly being a compound coat of two Massy coats. Massy of Rixton, co. Lancs bore Quarterly, Gules and Argent, in the second quarter a mullet Sable.                                                                                    



Massy of Winnincham, bulgo Wincham
Document with pendant seal bearing a chevron between three lozenges.      
                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                  

 










Massy of Grafton

Arms: Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first quarter a lion passant Argent, in the centre point, a trefoil for difference.
Crest: A lion pasant Argent, charged with a trefoil.                                                                                  

 












Massy of Aldford

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first quarter a lion passant Argent, a crescent for difference in the centre point.
2 & 3 Argent, on a chevron Azure three garbs Or [Cradock]
The four quarterings within a bordure gobony Argent and Azure.
Crest: An owl Sable, collared gobony Argent and Azure.                                                               

Massy of Egerley
Arms: Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first and fourth quarters three fleur-de-lis Argent, in the centre point a mullet for difference.

Massy of Broxton
Arms: As above with a crescent on a mullet for difference.

Massy of Coddington
Arms: As above with a martlet on a mullet for difference.

Another Coat
is also given thus:
Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first and fourth quarters a roundle
........... between three fleur-de-lis Or.

David Middleton of Chester
Arms: Gules, on a bend Argent three lions rampant Sable.




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