The Chadwyck-Healey baronets are one of the more obscure British dynasties. The title is extant - at the time of writing, we're on the fifth baronet - but only the first baronet was notable enough to have his own Wikipedia page. The only other famous member of the family seems to be Cherry Healey, a TV presenter and a granddaughter of the fourth baronet.

I was surprised that I can't seem to find a coat of arms for the family. Wikipedia - usually so rich in coats of arms - does not have anything, neither does the fifth baronet's website, nor Google. I know that some life peers never seem to have bothered to get a coat of arms, but I assumed that, for any hereditary title, a coat of arms was at least de rigueur, if not compulsory in any stricter sense.

Do the Chadwyck-Healey baronets have a coat of arms? If so, what does it look like?

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    Have you tried an enquiry at the Royal College of Arms?
    – Steve Bird
    Aug 28, 2021 at 15:10
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    You could also ask at the Heraldry Reddit reddit.com/r/heraldry. You could u suppose that the Chadwyck-Healy baronets quartered the coats of arms of Chadwyck/Chadwick and of Healey, but there are probably several different coats of arms for different Chadwick and Healey families.
    – MAGolding
    Aug 28, 2021 at 16:24

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Yes - the coat of arms is recorded in Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, the 1999 edition of which is available to borrow for free on archive.org and includes the description of the Chadwyck-Healey arms. As MAGolding suggested in a comment, they consist of the Chadwyck coat of arms quartered with the Healey arms.

Arms: 1st and 4th, gules four fusils engrailed and conjoined in bend ermine between two lilies leaved and slipped proper (for HEALEY); 2nd and 3rd, gules an anchor cabled within an orle argent, charged with eight martlets of the field (for CHADWYCK). Crests: 1 In front of four fusils engrailed and conjoined fesswise ermine a lily, as in the arms (for HEALEY), 2 A talbot's head couped gules, charged on the neck with an escutcheon argent, thereon a martlet as in the arms (for CHADWYCK). Motto: Crede mihi ('Believe in me'). Creation: Bt. (UK) 6 May 1919.

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