Saturday 24 April 2021

Heraldic Puns abound in Cheshire - Bonbury of Stanney

To the arms of Delves, mentioned previously as a characteristic example of those arms which combine other charges with objects of the same name as the family, we may add those of Bonbury of Stanney, in whose silver chess-rooks we see three good castles.

[The name Bunbury (Bonbury) derives from the Old English personal name Buna, and the burh, which means "fortress". Bon of course is French for "good".]

Bonbury (Bunbury)

Argent on a bend Sable three chess rooks of the field.

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