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The Armorial Bearings
Exemplified in The
illustrated in colour by
Martin S. J. Goldstraw
Stapleton of Macclesfield
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant Sable a
canton vair Or and Gules.
Starkey of Stretton
Arms: Argent, a stork Sable charged (for
cadency) with an annulet a canton Gules.
Crest: A stork's head erased per pale
Argent and Gules charged (for cadency)
with an annulet and holding in the beak a
* Although there are no further details of
what the stork is holding in its beak in
the visitations MSS, Burke's G.A. records
the blazon as A stork's head erased
per pale Argent and Sable holding in the
beak Gules a snake Vert.
Starkey of Wrenbury
Arms: Quarterly: 1 & 4 Argent, a
stork sable beaked and legged Gules
[Starkey]; 2 & 3 ..... a griffin
* Although the details of the blazon are
missing from the 1663 Visitations
MSS, these arms are identical to those
of Starkey of Stretton of the
Overhall recorded in the visitations of
1533 to 1580.
Arms: Quarterly - 1 & 4 Argent, a
stork close Sable, beaked and legged Gules
2 & 3 Argent, a griffin segreant
Arms: ....... a bend counter compony
....... and Ermine between two lions'
heads erased ...... on a chief ..... three
billets ... *
"No proofe made of ye Armes"
Arms: ........ on a fesse
........... between three cinquefoils
....... as many lozenges ...........
"No proofe made of these Armes"
Stringer of Crewe
Arms: Argent, a cross patonce
between four martlets Gules a canton
Swettenham of Somerford Booths
Arms: Argent, on a bend Sable three
half-spades of the field.
Crest: A porcupine's head erased Azure
guttee d'eau the spines Or collared and
Swettenham of Swettenham
Arms: Quarterly of eight;
1 & 8 Argent, on a bend Vert three
half spades of the field [Swettenham]
2 Argent, on a chevron between three
cross-crosslets fitchess Azure as many
fleurs-de-lis of the field [Birtles]
3 Sable two chevronels Or each charged
with three fleurs-de-lis Gules [
4 Gules, a fess between three stags'
heads caboshed Or [
5 Argent, a stag's head caboshed Sable
attired Or [
6 Gules, three scythe blades in pale Or
7 Sable, ten plates - four, three, two
and one, on a chief Argent a lion
passant of the field [Bridgeman]
Crest: A lion rampant supporting an oak
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