Langford or Platt N/A
Fairbairn’s Crests identifies the crest of Platt of Plaistow in Essex as a shoveller duck with wing expanded proper. Burke’s General Armory describes the arms Gules a shoveller wings close argent a crescent for difference with the crest A demi shoveller with the wings displayed argent charged on the breast with a crescent for difference as the arms of Landford or Langforde of London and Middlesex. Smith and Benger also make a tentative identification of the crest as that of Langford. A shoveller is a very rare charge in heraldry. The only other one in Papworth is Sable a shoveller argent for Poppeler. The presence of the crescent suggests that Langford is the more likely family. The visitation of London in 1633-1634 would appear to be the source of the Langford entry.