Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Heraldic Puns abound in Cheshire - Delves of Doddington

Delves
Argent, a chevron Gules fretty Or between three delves (sods of turf) Sable.          



In what might be considered a slightly less obvious group might be placed those coats in which charges whose names are the whole names of the bearers are combined with other charges. Delves of Doddington, so pleased to add the chevron of the Audley colours between the three black delves in his silver shield, could be included in this type of pun; here we see both the play on his name and his proclamation of his kinship with that Staffordshire squire whom James Audley delighted to honour for his valorous work at Poitiers.

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