Thursday, 22 April 2021

Heraldic Puns abound in Cheshire - Starkey of Stretton

The Starkeys of Stretton and the various branches that came off the parent house had nought to do but to show the bird of their name in black on silver.


Starkey of Stretton
Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Argent, a stork close Sable, beaked and legged Gules
2 Sable, a leopard's face Or, jessant de lis Argent [Morley]
3 Argent, a chevron engrailed between three garbs Sable [Darby]  



Starkey of Stretton of the Overhall
Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Argent, a stork close Sable, beaked and legged Gules
2 & 3 Argent, a griffin segreant Sable       


Starkey of Olton and Darley
Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Argent, a stork close Sable, beaked and legged Gules, in dexter chief a crescent for difference of the last.
2 Quarterly Vert and Gules, a lion rampant Argent [Olton]
3 Argent, a chevron sable between three wrens Gules [Wrenbury]

Crest: A stork's head erased per pale Argent and Sable, holding in the beak Gules a snake Vert.            


Starkey of Wrenbury
Arms: Quarterly -
1 & 4 Argent, a stork close Sable, beaked and legged Gules, in dexter chief a crescent for difference of the last.
2 Quarterly Vert and Gules, a lion rampant Argent [Olton]
3 Argent, a chevron sable between three wrens Gules [Wrenbury]
Over all a mullet for difference (for third son)          



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