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


Masterson of Nantwich and Masterson of Winnington

Arms: Ermine, a chevron Azure between three garbs Or.                                                                                                                              


Meales of Meales

Arms: Argent, a bend between two lions' heads erased Sable.                                                                                                       

Mere of Mere and Rawstorne

Arms: Argent, a three masted ship with sails bent Sable.
Crest: A mermaid proper, tail Vert, crined Or, in the dexter hand a mirror and in the sinister a comb (proper).                                                                                                              

Millington of Appleton
Pedigree but no armes given.

Millington of Millington

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Azure, three millstones Argent.
2 & 3 Argent, an eagle displayed with two heads Sable.                                                                   

Minshull of Minshull and Minshull of Yardeswike

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Azure, an estoile of six points issuing from a crescent Argent.
2 & 3 Sable, three bucks' heads cabossed Argent [Berington]
Crest: Two lions' gambs couped and erect Gules supporting a crescent [Argent].

Minshull of Yardeswike
bears the same coat and crest, with a crescent for difference.

Burke records that at the Visitations of Chester Dugdale allowed no crest but the Harl MSS disagree.

Monte-Alto (bulgo Monhalt)
Drawing of arms from a seal inscribed S. Joh's de Montealto
Arms: A lion rampant, a label of three points.

Drawing of an oval inscribed S. Helene de Stockport
A female figure holding in the dexter hand a shield charged with three lozenges, and in the sinister hand a shield quarterly, and over all a bend charged with three ....
[This image is purely a guess (M.G.)]

Drawing of a circular seal inscribed S Alicle de Hauteine
Three shields the bases meeting in the centre of the seal
1 Lozengy a bend 2 Two bends sininster a label of three points 3 Per fess, a label of four points.

Drawing of arms from a seal
A lion rampant


Arms: Azure, a lion rampant Argent.
Crest: A lion's gamb erect Argent, holding an oak branch Vert, fructed Or.                                                                                                           

Montbegon - drawing of a seal [Plate I., Fig 12]

Morton of Morton

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Argent, a greyhound courant Sable
2 & 3 Gules, a cross engrailed Ermine [Macclesfield]
Crest: A wolf's head couped Argent, collared with a wreath Argent and Vert.                                                                                                  


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