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


Tannat of Broxton
Arms: Per fesse Argent and Sable, a lion rampant counterchanged.                                                                                                                       


Tatton of Withernshaw
Arms: Quarterly Argent and Gules, in the first and fourth quarters a crescent Sable and in trhe second and third a crescent Argent; on an escutcheon of pretence Argent, two bars Sable a crescent for cadency.

Crest: A greyhound sejant Ermines collared Or and tied by a cord Gules to a hawthorn tree Vert flowered Argent.


Taylor of Chester
Arms: Gules, on a bend Or three escallops Sable.

"No proofe made of these Armes."                                                                                                             

Taylor of Brinstage
Arms: Ermine, on a chief Argent three escallops Sable.
Crest: Issuant out of a ducal coronet Or an arm embowed in armour Sable a sword wavy Argent hilted and inflamed Gold.

"No proofe of this Cote"                                                                                  

Thornycroft of Thornycroft
"A fictitious coat & crest produced, wch was granted by Mr. Ryley in Cromwell's time."        

Although the Visitations MSS give no details of the actual arms, A. Colin Cole, Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms, in a letter dated 3rd October 1961 to Miss Jessie M. Thornicroft, of Ross on Wye, provided details, and verification, of the arms of Thornycroft. 

Arms: Vert a Mascle Or between four cross crosslets Argent.
Crest: Upon a Crown mural Gules a falcon volant proper jessed membred and beaked Or between two palm branches Gold.

The full published letter is (at the time of the publication of this web page) available on-line at:

I have provided a copy of the letter just in case the original file on ancestry.com should dissapear:

Thorpe [or Thropp] of Chester
Pedigree but no arms recorded.                                            

Thorpe of Chester
Arms: Checky Argent and Sable, on a fesse Or three martlets of the second.
Crest: A demi-bird Or wings elevated Vert.   

Torbock of Torbock
Pedigree but no arms recorded.                                                 

Torbock of Witton
Pedigree but no arms recorded.                             


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