Monday 12 February 2018

Lancashire and Cheshire Funeral Certificates: Bunbury.

Further observations on the arms recorded in the Lancashire and Cheshire Funeral Certificates: Bunbury.

In the Visitations (1613) the arms of Bunbury of Stanney are recorded as " Quarterly of four
1 - Argent, on a bend Sable three chess-rooks of the field [Bunbury]
2 - Argent, a fess between three pheasants Gules [Stanney]
3 - Gules, on a bend engrailed, between two cinquefoils Argent, three leopards' faces Azure, a mullet for cadency [Aldersey]
4 - Or, on a chief Gules three trefoils slipped of the field, a crescent Gules for cadency [Bamville]"

In the Funeral Certificates the arms of Sir Henry Bunbury, Knight, died 1634 are recorded as ". Quarterly of six; 1, Argent, on a fess Sable, three chess rooks of the field; 2, Argent, a fess between three pheasants Gules; 3, Gules, on a bend engrailed Argent between two cinquefoils Or, three leopard's faces Vert, a mullet Or for difference; 4, Sable, two bars Argent; 5, Or, a crescent Gules, on a chief of the second three trefoils of the first; 6, Argent, a tree eradicated Vert, fructed Gules."

The bend in the first quarter of the former is recorded (possibly incorrectly) as a fess in the latter; the leopards' faces of quarter three have, in the latter, changed from Azure to Vert and the cinquefoils from Argent to Or; quarter four of the latter has been omitted from the former and the crescent in the arms of Bamville, quarter four in the former and five in the latter, has changed from a crescent for cadency to what appears by the blazon to be a substantive charge.

If only I had the gift of time travel.

Arms of Sir Henry Bunbury (Funeral Certificates)

Arms of Bunbury of Stanney (Visitations of 1613)

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