The Lordship and Manor of Rushton or Rushton James (Staffordshire)

The Overlordship of the Manor of Rushton.

Heraldry in the Church at Rushton Spencer:

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Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Azure, three pheons and a canton Argent [Nicolls]
2nd and 3rd, Argent, a griffin segreant Gules armed and langued Azure [Trafford]
No helm.
Crest: A wolf's head erased sable langued Gules collared with a band of five ermine tails Or.
Mantling Gules and Argent.
In an oak frame.
Probably for Edward Nicolls, of Swythamley Park, eldest son of William Nicolls, of Cotton Hall and Whitgreave, by Sarah, only daughter and heiress of William Trafford, of Swythamley Park, who married Ellen, daughter of William Taylor , of Liverpool, and died 21st March 1806. (John Sleigh, A History of the Ancient Parish of Leek in Staffordshire, 1883; Parish Registers.)

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Per pale Argent and sable three chevrons engrailed between three brocks statant all counterchanged, in centre chief the Badge of Ulster [Brocklehurst] In pretence: Per chevron Gules gutty Argent and Or, in chief three escallops Or and in basea mount Vert and issuant therefrom a fir tree Proper [Dewhurst]
Crest: A brock Sable holding in the mouth a slip of oak fructed Proper in front of a mount Vert thereon two oak trees Proper.
Mantling: Sable and Argent.
Motto: Veritas Me Dirigit.
In an oak frame.
For Sir Philip Brocklehurst, Bt, of Swythamley Park, who married 1884, Annie Lee (died 8th August 1951), daughter of Samuel Dewhurst, of Southfield Hall, County Chester, and died 10th May 1904. (Burke's Peerage 1970)

With thanks to Dr. Andrew Gray and the Heraldry Archive database.

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