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.

Seat / Residence(s): Plaistow, Essex
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Langford or Platt (Stamp 1) Title: Langford or Platt (Stamp 1)
Crest: Duck (Shoveller?) wings elevated charged on the breast with a crescent for cadency
Dimensions (height x width): 67mm x 60mm
Heraldic Charges: duck (shoveller)