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

Blackamore of Over
Pedigree but no arms given.

Blackshaw of Adlington
Pedigree but no arms given.



Bold of Upton
Two arms taken from Seals and a further quarterly achievement complete with crest.
Arms from Seals: (1) A fesse between three fleur-de-lis in chief, and a leopards face in base. [Warwicke]
(2) Three cross-crosslets fitchee, and a chief [Arderne]

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






Bouth of Dunham 
Bouth of Dunham
Arms : Quarterly of fifteen
1. Argent, three boars' heads erect and erased Sable, langed Gules, a crescent for difference.
2. Argent, a fesse engrailed Gules [Called Barton]
3. Quarterly Gules and Or, in the first quarter a lion passant Argent [Massey of Dunham]
4. Azure, two bars, and in chief  as many mullets Argent [Venables of Bollin]
5. Paly of six, Or and Gules, a chief Vair [Whitney?]
6. Argent, on a bend Azure, three garbs Or [Fitton]
7. Argent, two chevrons, and a canton Gules [Orrery]?
8. Argent, on a bend Gules, three escarbuncles Or [Thornton]
9. Vert, a cross engrailed Ermine [Kingsley]
10. Argent, a bugle horn stringed Sable, in dexter chief a cinquefoil [Kingsley's Forester's coat]
11. Or, a saltire Sable [Helsby]
12. Azure, four bendlets Or [Bendy of ten, Or and Azure] [Mountford]
13. Argent, a mullet Sable [Ashton]
14. Argent, a chevron engrailed Azure [Stayley?]
15. Gules, a cross engrailed Ermine, within a bordure gobony Or and Azure

Crest: A lion passant Argent

Another Crest: A demi figure of St. Catherine proper, rested and attired in a robe Gules, collared and edged Ermine, ducally crowned Or, holding in the dexter hand a catherine wheel Gold, and in the sinister hand a sword, point downwards [proper].
[These arms are also recorded in the Visitations of 1580]                                                                                                              

Booth of Twemlow
Pedigree but no arms given.



B
osdon of Newbold Astbury
Arms: Argent, a fess between three d Sable 

[ Arms from an image  temp Henry VII  in The College of Arms*]

* The charge in this coat has been called a fish hook, a Roman S and a bird bolt, but it does not seem to be any of these. Mr. Everard Green, Rouge Dragon, who has contributed the drawing from which the above facsimily representation is taken, suggests that the object may perhaps be a winding-horn, worn around the neck of the huntsman.
                                                                                                                                                              


   





Bostock of Churton


Arms: Quarterly - Sable, a fesse humette Argent, a crescent for difference.
2. Or, a bend Azure [Vernon].
3. Quarterly Or and Gules, a bend Sable [Malbank].
4. Azure, three garbs Or [Randolph Blunderville].
5. Gules, a lion rampant within a bordure indented Or. [Dee].
6. Vert, a bend Ermine. [Wettenhall]
7. Argent, a scythe erect Sable. [Snelstone]
8. Azure, three fishes, two in chief and one in base, their heads meeting in the fesse point Argent. [Troutbeck?]

Over all an escucheon of pretence, per pale Gules and Azure, a wolf sejant Or. vulned in the shoulder proper. [Hancky]

Crest: An heraldic antelope passant Argent, armed, mained and tufted Or, a crescent for difference.
[These arms are also recorded in the Visitations of 1580]                                                                                                    











Bostock of Moulton

Arms: Quarterly - 1. Sable, a fesse humette Argent, a mullet for difference.
2. Or, a bend Azure [Vernon].
3. Quarterly Or and Gules, a bend Sable [Malbank].
4. Azure, three garbs Or [Randolph Blunderville].
5. Argent, three piles, one emitting from the chief, between two in base Sable [Hulme].
6. Ermine, three lions gambs erased Gules, a crescent for difference [Pickmeir?].

Crest: As Bostock of Bostock (An heraldic antelope passant Argent, armed, mained and tufted Or), with a mullet.

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

Brayne of Aston in Mondrum
Pedigree but no arms given.








Brereton of Ashley

Arms: Quarterly of twelve.
1 Argent, two bars Sable, a crescent for cadency [Brereton]
2 Gules, three pheons Or [Egerton]
3 Argent, a lion rampant Gules between three pheons Sable [Egerton]
4 Ermine, five chevronels Gules, on a canton of the second a lion passant Or [Orreby]
5 Or, two ravens in pale Sable [Corbet]
6 Quarterly Argent and Gules, over all on a bend Sable three mullets of the first [Ashley]
7 Argent, a fess dancety Gules [Chedle?]
8 Gules, three cross-crosslets fitchy and a chief Or, a crescent [Sable] for cadency [Arderne]
9 Argent, a bend engrailed Sable [Radcliffe]
10 Gules, a cross-crosslet potent Or [Chaderton]
11 Quarterly Argent and Gules, a bend Azure [Timperley]
12 Gules, a lion rampant Sable guttee de l'armes* [        ] ?

*Quarter 12 is marked as "dubious".


These same arms and quarterings are tricked in Harl MS 1070 fo. 118 impaling:
Quarterly of six, with an escutcheon of pretence Argent, a chevron Gules between three cormorants Sable [Warburton]
1 Quarterly Argent and Gules, in the second and third a fret Or, a crescent for difference [Dutton]
2 Argent, two chevrons Gules, on a canton of the last a mullet Or [Warburton ancient]
3 Argent, an orle within eight martlets in orle Sable [Winnington]
4 Azure, a garb Or [Grosvenor]
5 Azure, three pheasants Or [Pheasaunt]
6 Sable, a cross patonce Argent [Pulford]
                                                                                       
















Brereton of Wettenhall

Arms: Quarterly of eight -
1 Argent, two bars Sable in fess point four ermine spots in cross Sable [Brereton]
2 Argent, a chevron between three crescents Gules [Ipstones]
3 Ermine, three mascles Gules [Blumhill]
4 Or, a raven Sable [Corbet]
5 Argent [Or], an escarbuncle Sable [Turet]
6 Argent, a cross flory Sable [Swinnerton]
7 Gules, a cross Ermine [Beck]
8 Azure, a chief Gules, over all a lion rampant Or [Hastang]

Crest: A bear's head couped Sable, muzzled Or, the neck charged with four ermine spots in cross Argent.                                                              

Brereton of Chester
Pedigree but no arms given.

Brerewood of Chester
Pedigree but no arms given.




Bressey of Tiverton

Arms:
Quarterly, per fess dancety Sable and Argent, in dexter quarter a mallard of the second, beaked Gules.                                                                       
                                                                                      

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