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

The Overlordship of the Manor of Rushton.

The Letters Patent issued to Martin S. J. Goldstraw by The College of Arms.

The armorial bearings of Martin S. J. Goldstraw (Scottish verion)
 including neck collar.
Artist Ljubodrag Grujic.


Arms:    Argent on a Chevron between three Swords erect Gules three Quills erect Argent

Crest:    On a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Gules A Goose Argent beaked Or resting its dexter foot against an Oak Tree Gules fructed Or

Motto:    Iure Factum Non Erit Irritum (A legally valid will shall not be voided but paraphrased as "Where there's a will there's a way")

The Scottish Arms are identical in blazon in all respects EXCEPT  the motto; In the Scottish matriculation the motto is above the helm and crest and is "AB INITIO GOOSTREY".)

Please note:    There is no such thing as a "family" Coat of Arms.
All achievements belong to the original grantee and heirs in accord with the Letters Patent of the Grant/Matriculation. It is in order to display an achievement which does not belong to you as long as you do not pass it off as your own, or give the impression that it is your own.
 Heraldry in the Church at Rushton Spencer

  • The Armorial Badge of Martin Goldstraw
  • Shield of Martin Goldstraw