Shield of Isabel, 3rd Countess of Rutland (nee Holcroft, of Vale Royal)

Lady Isabel Manners (nee Holcroft), 3rd Countess of Rutland | Neil Fortey
Lady Isabel Manners (nee Holcroft), 3rd Countess of Rutland
Neil Fortey
This catalogue record comes from: Bottesford Local History Archive

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  • The backgrounds of all three quarterings should be white. The top right and bottom left qtrs are the arms of other families whose heiresses had married into the Holcrofts:
    1 Argent, a cross and bordure both engrailed Sable [Holcroft]
    2 Argent, a squirrel sejant Gules [Horton]
    3 Argent, an eagle Sable, preying on an infant [proper], swaddled [Gules, banded Or] [Culcheth]

    By Norreys (12/05/2018)
  • We are very grateful to the Norreys for the information regarding this shield. The background should indeed be white, but has become discoloured and now has a pinkish tint.

    By Neil Fortey (14/05/2018)
  • An eagle preying on an infant in swaddling clothes is the crest of the Stanley family, Earls of Derby. It would be interesting to know if any connection exists with the Culcheth family who as the above post states, have this image in their coat of arms.

    By Peter (15/09/2019)

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