The Broadhurst Arms & Crest

1. Coat of Arms, faded paper.

"This achivements that is to say (Azureffretle Ragulee of Eight Prices OR with the Creast Vidiliceh)

a Swan housing proper En fing..ed with ..a mantle gales Doubled Argent as Mare

Lively in Depicted in this schedule is the coats Armare of the Ancients .. name of

Broadhurst derived from an ancient stock of that name in the county of Cheshire and Darbyshire

Aught for & ingured aut in The Office of Arms and Drawne forth at the request of

William Broadhurst of Overhadden in the aforesaid country of Darby - signed .. Silvinas Morgan.".

Note Sylvanus Morgan (1620-1693) was an arms-painter and author on heraldic subjects.

He is noticed in the Dictionary of Nation Biography.

Try Burke's General Armony (1884) for further entries.

2. Ironmongers book says

"Azure, fretty of eight pieces raguly or"

A GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN HERALDRY
by JAMES PARKER FIRST PUBLISHED in 1894

I. TINCTURES.

1. Or(Gold).

4. Azure(Blue).

7. Purpure(Purple).

2. Argent(Silver).

5. Sable(Black).

8. Tenné(Orange or Tawny?).

3. Gules(Red).

6. Vert(Green).

9. Sanguine(Bloodcolour).

Or, (fr. from Latin aurum): the chief of the tinctures, i.e. gold. It is called Sol by those who blazon by the sun and planets, Topaz(or Carbuncle) by those who have fancifully taken the names of precious stones. Engravers represent it by an indefinite number of small points. The term Gold is not unfrequently used by heralds to avoid repetition, and the French word Jaune, i.e. yellow, is met with in old heraldic poetry

Azure, bright blue, i.e. the colour of an eastern sky, probably derives the name from the Arabic lazura(conf. lapis lazuli, Gr. λαξωριον, Span. azul, Italian azurro, Fr. azur), the name being introduced from the East at the time of the Crusades. It is sometimes called Inde from the sapphire, which is found in the East: (see example under cadency.) Heralds who blazon by planets called it Jupiter, perhaps from his supposed rule over the skies; and when the names of jewels are employed it is called Sapphire. Engravers represent it by an indefinite number of horizontal line.

III. LINES.

A. LINES OF PARTITION APPLIED CHIEFLY TO THE FIELD.

Per fess.

Per bend[dexter].

Per pile.

Quarterly, (i.e. per cross)

Per pale.

Per bend sinister.

Per chevron.

Per saltire.

Gyronny(i.e. per cross and saltire, &c.).

B. LINES OF DIVERSITY APPLIED CHIEFLY TO THE FIELD.

Barry.

Pily.

Lozengy.

Fretty.

Paly.

Chevronny.

Fusilly.

Latticed.

Bendy[dexter].

Chevronelly.

Masculy.

Gobony.

Bendy sinister.

Chequy.

Tortilly.

Masoned.

Fretty, (fr. fretté): is now understood to mean a continuous fret, and forms a pattern for diapering the field, or some ordinary. Very many instances are found, and sometimes the points of junction are ornamented, at other the fret itself is charged with roundles, &c. The fr. treillissé is only to be distinguished from the fretté from the mesh being smaller.

Azure, fretty argent--CAVE, Kent.
Azure, fretty of eight pieces raguly or--BROADHURST.

Fret: a charge consisting of two narrow bendlets placed in saltire, and interlaced with a mascle. It was been supposed to represent the meshes of a fishing-net. Being borne by the family of HARRINGTON it is found called a Harrington's knot; and riddle-makers see a connection between the Herring-town and the net. Whatever may be the origin, the term fret, or rather fretté, occurs frequently in the ancient rolls, but in many cases probably only a single fret is intended. When two or more frets are borne in the same arms they must be couped, unless each occupies an entire quarter.

C. LINES OF DIVERSITY APPLIED CHIEFLY TO ORDINARIES.

Embattled.

Raguly.

Dovetailed.

Champaine.

Bretessed.

Dancetty.

Engrailed.

Undy or Wavy.

Counter embattled.

Indented.

Invected.

Nebuly.

Raguly, (fr. noueux): is a term properly applied to trunks of trees and the like, but occasionally to an ordinary, e.g. to a Cross(see 2), having pieces like couped boughs projecting at the sides in a slanting direction, ragguled being an old word signifying chopped off.