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


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 Malpas
Pedigree but no arms recorded

Bressy of Bulkeley

Arms:  Quarterly per fess indented Sable and Argent, in the first quarter a mallard of the second beaked and legged Gules.

Crest: Crest: A mallard as in the arms.                                                                                                                


Bressey of Tiverton

Quarterly, per fess dancety Sable and Argent, in the first quarter a mallard of the second, beaked and legged Gules.                                                                                                                

Brett of Chester 

Arms: Argent, on a chevron Azure, three bezants, a canton Gules.

Crest: A lion's gamb erect grasping a dragon's head erased proper.                                                                               

Bretland of Thorncliffe

Arms: Argent, a hawthorn tree proper.                                                                                           

Brock of Upton

Arms: Gules, on a chief Argent, a lion passant guardant of the field.

Crest: A demi-lion rampant Gules, holding in its paws and arrow Or, feathered and headed Argent.                                            

Bromley of Hampton

Arms: Argent on a chevron Gules five bezants, a bordure engrailed of the second.                               

Brooke of Leighton

Arms: Or, a cross engrailed per pale Sable and Gules .                                                                      

Broster of Chester

Arms: Sable, three heraldic antelopes' heads couped Or.

Crest: An heraldic antelope passant Or.                                                                                             

Brown of Netherleigh

Arms: Argent, two bendlets between two mullets Sable.

Crest: A lion sejant Sable, resting the sinister paw on an escutcheon Argent, charged with a mullet Sable.            

Bruen of Stapleford

Arms: Argent, an eagle displayed Sable
[For the quarterly coat see the Visitations of 1613]                                                                          

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Bulkeley of  Bickerton

Arms:  Quarterly:
1 & 4 Sable, a chevron between three bulls' heads caboshed Argent, a fleur-de-lis on the chevron for cadency [Bulkeley]
2 & 3 Argent, on a chevron Sable, three pheons of the field [Bickerton]

Crest: A bull's head couped argent out of a coronet Or.


Bunbury of Stanney

Arms: Argent, on a bend Sable three chess-rooks of the field 
[For the quarterly coat see the Visitations of 1613]                                                                     

Burroughs of Nantwich

Arms: Argent, on a fess dancette Sable, three bezants
[No proofe made of these armes]                                                                                               

Pedigree but no arms recorded.


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