Bourke (No. 3.) family genealogy

The Bourkes, Lords Marquis Mayo

Sir Rickard na-Cuairsgiath (or Rickard of the Round or Bent Shield), son of Edmond na-Feasoige, who is No. 23 on the “Bourke” (No. 1) pedigree, was the ancestor of Bourke, of Tyrawley, lords Marquis Mayo.

24. Sir Rickard na Cuairsgiath: son of Edmond; had two younger brothers—1. Ulick, who was the ancestor of the lords viscounts Mayo, and of the Bourkes of Partry and of Ballyvechan (now Newport-Mayo); 2. Thomas Ruadh [rooa], of Newport, Castlebreaffy, Burrishoole, and Mayo, who was ancestor of the Bourkes of Ballinglen.

25. John Bourke, of Tyrawley; fourth son of Sir Rickard na Cuairsgiath. This John had three elder brothers—1. Edmond, of Castlebar, 2. Walter, 3. Thomas Baccach (or Thomas the lame); and three younger brothers—1. Rickard, of Ballintober, who, in 1486, founded the Abbey of Burrishoole, and was the ancestor of Bourke, of L’Orient, in France; 2. David; 3. Ulick.

26. Oliver, of Tyrawley; his son; married a daughter of Hugh Dubh O’Donnell.

27. Sir John Bourke, of Ardnaree, of Castlebar, etc.; son of Oliver.

This Sir John had seven brothers—1. Sir Rickard, of Newtown, and Logh Mask, etc.; 2. Thomas, of Castle Cloghens; 3. Edmond, of Rappa; 4. David an Sliochd Bourg, of Rathroe, Inniscoe (now “Enniscoe”), and Carrowkeel, who was slain at the battle of Shrule, A.D. 1570; 5. Ulick, of Rahens; 6. Anthony; 7. Walter.

28. Walter Ciothach (or left-handed Walter), of Belleek; son of Sir John, of Ardnaree. This Walter had seven brothers— 1. Oliver, who died at Inniscoe; 2. Ulick, of Crossmolina; 3. John an t-Sleibhe (or John of the Mountain); 4. Walter Fada[1] (or long Walter); and three others.

29. Theobald Bourke; son of Walter Ciothach, of Belleek; was the first Marquis of Mayo.

30. Walter Ciothach Bourke Oge; his son; was the second Marquis of Mayo.


[1] Fada: Compare the Irish word “fada,” long, with the Arabic “fid,” extensive.