Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Heraldic Puns abound in Cheshire - Standish

Sitting nicely in the fifth group, in which the names of the bearers suggest some quality of the charges, the allusiveness of the arms is naturally less immediately obvious, though the pun becomes apparent with a little thought are the standing dishes of Standish (a little more obvious from the blazon than from the image). 

Aldersey of Middle Aldersey

Arms: Quarterly:
1 & 4 Gules, on a bend engrailed Argent between two cinquefoils Or three leopards' faces Vert.
2 & 3 Sable, three standing dishes Argent. [Standish]               

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