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Starkey of Stretton

June 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on Starkey of Stretton

The latest addition to the 1663 Cheshire Visitations is:

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.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_15.html

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Spanne (Speune)

June 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Spanne (Speune)

Spanne (Speune)
Arms: Gyronny Or and Azure, an escutcheon Gules charged with a lion’s head erased Argent.
Crest: A lion’s head Gules langued Azure collared Or.

“No proofe of this coate.”

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_14.html

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Sherd of Sherd and Disley

May 31st, 2017 · Comments Off on Sherd of Sherd and Disley

Latest addition to the Visitations of 1660.

Sherd of Sherd and Disley
Arms: Argent, on a bend Sable, a rose of the first, in sinister chief a hunting horn stringed of the second.
Crest: A hunting horn Argent, stringed Sable.

“Respite given for proofe of these arms, but no proofe made 1663.”

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_14.html

 

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And for my father

May 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on And for my father

My father is presently uppermost in my mind as he is most unwell and has recently entered a hospice to ensure that during his remaining days he receives the very best of care. There are many things we all mean to do, or share, with our loved ones and somehow, time moves on and we never really get around to doing them. I am very aware that this is an heraldic blog and in a moment I’ll share something heraldic but first, my one (perhaps somewhat silly) none heraldic regret is that I never got a chance to sit down with him to watch the 2013 Disney version of The Lone Ranger. When I was a very young boy my bedtime routine with my father was that he would tell me stories and many were about the Lone Ranger; I loved the way he told them. Children, especially boys, of the 1950’s will understand that we were bombarded with T.V. movies and programmes about the “wild west”. I know that he would have appreciated the humour of the 2013 version and I remember him telling me about “the silver bullet”. Oh well, I shall always have that memory and, even if I don’t get the chance to share the film, watching it by myself will always remind me of him.

Back to heraldry. I finally got around to asking Ljubodrag to produce a version of my arms to be used by courtesy by my father per the precedent set by Innes of Learney some years ago. Herewith the Goldstraw arms debruised by a label enarched of one point for difference. I raise a glass to you Dad.

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Rode of Rode

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on Rode of Rode

Rode of Rode
 Arms: Argent, two trefoils and a chief Sable.
Crest: A wolf’s head Sable round the neck a rope knotted Argent.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_13.html

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Robinson of Mobberley

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on Robinson of Mobberley

Robinson of Mobberley
Arms: (on tomb at Mobberley): Vert, on a fess between three bucks trippant Or a trefoil slipped of the field.

“No armes produced”
“Respite given for shewing and making proofe of the Armes but nothing performed therein ..”

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_13.html

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Pritchard of Bostock

May 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Pritchard of Bostock

Pritchard of Bostock
Arms: Argent, a chevron between three boars’ heads couped Sable.

“No proofe made of these Armes”

 

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_12.html

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Pott of Pott

May 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Pott of Pott

Pott of Pott
Arms: Or, two bars and over all a bend Azure a mullet Gules for cadency.
Crest: On a mound Vert a leopard sejant Proper collared and chained Or.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_12.html

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Pindar, of Idenshaw

May 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Pindar, of Idenshaw

Pindar, of Idenshaw
Arms: Azure, a chevron Argent between three lions’ heads erased Ermine crowned Or a canton Gules charged with a dexter hand couped of the second.
Crest: A lion’s head erased Argent crowned Or.

 

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_12.html

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Innocents remembered

May 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Innocents remembered

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