Gules, a cross and saltire of chains, affixed to an annulet in the fesse-point, and to a double orle of the same, all or--NAVARRE, taken after the battle of Tolosa, 1212.
Argent, three circles of chains sable--Hoo.
Argent, a chain of nine links in saltire, five gules and four azure--HATCHET.
Azure, a chain couped in chevron between three mitres all argent; at the dexter end of the chain a padlock of the last--EVESHAM Benedictine Abbey.
Gules, a chain of seven links in pale argent--KENDALL.
Sable, three chains each of four links palewise argent--ANDERTON, co. Lancaster.
(2) Chains are also often fixed to the collars of animals and to other charges, e.g. to a portcullis, an anchor, &c., and are frequently of a different tincture from the charge, and the term chained is used either when two animals are chained together, or when a chain is attached to the collar of a single animal.
Argent, two barbels haurient, respecting each other, sable, collared and chained together or; the chain pendent and ringed at the end--COLSTON, Essex.
Gules, a stag statant argent collared and chained or--BOIS, co. Brecknock.