Sunday, 12 September 2010

Visitations of 1613- Transcription error - Edgerton of Ridley

The Harleian MS for the Visitations of Chester of 1613 records the second quarter of the arms of Egerton of Ridley as  Or, three piles in pile Gules, on a canton Argent a griffin segreant Sable [Basset]. I believe this to be incorrect.

These are the arms of Ralph Bassett of Blore which are: Or, three piles in point Gules, on a canton Argent a griffin segreant Sable. They are correctly recorded in the MS for the Visitations of 1558.

Illustrated below are the arms as I believe they should be.



Egerton of Ridley
Arms: Quarterly of nine -
1 Argent, a lion rampant Gules, between three pheons Sable, a crescent for cadency [Egerton]
2 Or, three piles in pile Gules, on a canton Argent a griffin segreant Sable [Basset] **
3 Quarterly Gules and Argent, a cross Ermine, a bordure of the second [Beke]
4 Argent, a fesse vaire Or and Gules, between three water bougets Sable, a mullet for cadency [Dethick]
5 Vaire, Argent and Sable [Meynell]
6 Sable, a lion rampant Argent [?]
7 Argent, three bendlets [enhanced] Gules [Byron]
8 Argent, on a bend Azure, three annulets Or, in sinister chief a cross-crosslet fitchy of the second [Colwick]
9 Argent, a greyhound passant Sable, in chief a mullet Gules for cadency [Holford]        

** I believe this to be a mistake in the Visitations transcription. The blazon should be: 2  Or, three piles in point Gules, on a canton Argent a griffin segreant Sable. [Bassett]. These are the arms of Sir Ralph Bassett of Blore.

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