Rochford Coat of Arms
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Stoke, co. Lciccstcr; Henry Rochford, Esq., of Stoke, temp. Henry V.; his dau. and heiress, Jane Rocukord, m. Henry Stanhope, Esq., whose granddau. and heiress m. Thomas Skiffington, Esq., of Skeffington, son and heir of Sir William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland, temp, Henry VIII. Visit. Leicester, 1619). Quarterly, or and gu. a border sa. bezantee.
2) Quarterly, or and gu. Crest—A cock gu.
3) Same Arms, within a border az. platée (another, the border sa. bezantée).
4) Ar. eleven barrulets az. and a chief indented gu.
5) Ar. a lion ramp. sa. crowned gu. (another, the lion ducally crowned or).
6) Az. a fess dancettée betw. three lions ramp. or.
7) Ar. a fess gu.
8) (Sir George Rochford, Knt., temp. King John; his dau. m. SirHenry Stanton, Knt., of Stanton, co. Nottingham. Visit. Notts, 1614). Quarterly, or and gu. on a border sa. eight annulets of the first.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Rochford Name
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Rochford Coat of Arms Meaning
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