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

Jodrell of Yeardsley
Pedigree but no arms recorded.


Kent of Coppenhall

Arms: Azure, a lion passant-guardant Or, a chief Ermine

Crest: A lion's head erased Erminois, collared lined and ringed Azure.                                                                                                                             


Lawton of Lawton

Arms: Argent, on a fess between three cross-crosslets fitche Sable, a rose Argent
Crest: A demi-wolf regardent Argent, vulned in the breast Gules.
[Changed from those recorded in the earlier Visitations]                                                                                                               

Leche of Carden
Pedigree but no arms recorded.


Leche 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 coronetOr, a cubit arm erect proper, grasping a snake entwined of the first, an annulet for difference                                                                                                              

Lee of Lee

Thomas Lee
Arms: Argent, a chevron engrailed between three leopards' faces Sable.   

Lee of Aston

Arms: Sable, a scythe Argent         

Legh of Lyme

Arms: Quarterly of six -
1 Argent, a cross Sable, in the dexter chief point a fleur-de-lis of the second [Haydock]
2 Gules, a cross engrailed Argent [Legh of Lyme]
3 Vert, a chevron between three cross-crosslets fitche Or [Boydell]
4 Argent, a mullet Sable charged with a bezant [Walton of Ulnes-Walton]
5 Vert, a cross patonce Or [Boydell]
6 Quarterly - 1 and 4 Lozengy Argent and Sable [Croft] 2 and 3 Sable, a chevron between three covered cups Or [Butler]

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or a ram's head Argent, armed of the first, holding in the mouth a sprig of laurel.                                            

Legh of Ridge

Arms: Quarterly -
1 Gules, on a cross engrailed Argent a mullet for difference
2 Gules, two bars gemelles Argent, a chief Ermine.
3 Argent, a chevron Sable between three cocks' heads erased Gules [Alcock]
4 Checky Or and Vert, a bend Ermine [Sparke]                                                                           

Legh of Adlington

Arms: Azure, two bars Argent Over all a bend gobone Or and Gules.                                                  

Legh of the East Hall in High Leigh

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Argent, a lion rampant Gules
2 & 3 Azure, crusily Or, and three eagles displayed of the second [Alpram]

Crest: A demi lion rampant Gules                                           

Leicester of Tabley
Pedigree but no arms recorded [however see earlier Visitations]

Leicester of Worleston and Chester

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.                         

Leicester of Hale Low in Bowden
Pedigree but no arms recorded   

Leigh of the West Hall High Leigh

Arms: Quarterly of nine
1 & 9 Or, a lion rampant Gules
2 Per pale Argent and Sable, three boars passant in pale counterchanged [called Swineyard]
3 Gules, a pale fusilly Argent [Lymme]
4 Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first quarter a lion passant of the second, a label of five points Ermine [Massy]
5 Quarterly Argent and Gules, a label of five points Azure [Tatton]
6 Gules, a lion rampant (per fess) Ermine [and Ermines Timperley]
7 Gules, a chevron between three lozenges Argent [Sale]
8 Barry lozengy Argent and Gules [Wincham]

Crest: A cubit arm erect, habited paly of five pieces Or and Sable, cuffed Argent, hand proper, grasping the upper and lower portion of a broken tilting spear of the first, point downwards.                         

Leigh of Swinyard in High Leigh
Pedigree but no arms recorded.

Leigh of Oughtrington
Pedigree but no arms recorded.

Leigh of Boothes

Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Azure, two bars Argent, over all a bend Gules
2 Or, three lozenges Azure [Baguley]
3 Ermine, on a chief dancetty Gules three crowns Or [Leche?] [more likely Corona (M.G.)]

Crest: An arm embowed, vested Gules, the hand proper holding erect a sword Argent, hilt and pomel Or, entwined with a serpent the head downward, Silver.

The same Arms and Crest are tricked in Harl MS 1070, the Arms impaling:
Quarterly of six; 1 Argent, two bars Sable [Brereton], 2 Gules, three pheons Argent [Belwardi], 3 Argent, a bend Sable, a label of three points Gules [Radcliffe; but the bend should be engrailed], 4 Argent, a cross patonce Azure [Malpas], 5 Or, two ravens in pale Sable [Corbet], 6 Gules, two lions passant in pale Or, a label of three points [Strange]                                                                    


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