Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Heraldic Puns abound in Cheshire - Downes of Downes and Tarhall

Downes of Downes and Tarhall

Arms: Sable, a buck lodged Argent.

Into the fifth group we can bring together the arms of families whose names do nothing more than suggest something which the charge is or does. The humour, my reader will note, is growing more subtle as we proceed with our classification; but there is an obvious appropriateness, for example, in the silver hart  lying down which Downes of Downes painted on his black shield. 

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