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
















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.

[These arms are also recorded in the Visitations of 1580]                                                                                                                        



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]

[These arms are also recorded in the Visitations of 1580]                                                                                                         

 













Aldersey, of Picton and Chester

Arms: Gules, on a bend engrailed Argent, between two cinquefoils Or, three leopards' faces Vert, a martlet for cadency Or.

Crest: Issuant from a plume of five feathers Or, a demi-griffin Gules.  

                                                                                                   

 














Aldersey of Chester

Arms: Gules, on a bend engrailed between two cinquefoils Or, three leopards' faces Vert.

Crest: Issuant from a plume of five feathers Or, a demi-griffin Gules.

[I suggest that there is actually insufficient difference in these arms to make it a different coat to that of Aldersey of Aldersey and Spurstow M.G.]       
                                                                 
                                                                                                                           

Allen, of Brindley
Pedigree but no arms.











Ardern, of Harden

Arms: Gules, three cross-crosslets botony fitchy Or, a chief of the last.

Crest: A plume of five feathers Argent.                                                                                         














Aston of Aston

Arms: Quarterly of four, and a mullet for cadency in fess-point;
1 & 4 Per chevron Argent & Sable [Aston]
2 Azure, a lion rampant Argent
3 Argent, on a mount Vert a stag lodged Gules

Crest: An Ass's head couped at the neck, per pale Argent and Sable.                                                                                                       

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