Bourke (No. 5.) family genealogy

The Bourkes of Carrowkeel

David an Sliochd Bourg, a younger brother of Sir John who is No. 27 on the (No. 3) “Bourke” (lords marquis Mayo) pedigree, was the ancestor of Bourke, of Carrowkeel, in Glen Nephin, county Mayo.

27. David an Sliochd Bourke, of Rathroe, Inniscoe (now “Enniscoe”) and Carrowkeel; son of Oliver of Tyrawley.

28. Rickard Ruadh, of Rathroe, Inniscoe, and Carrowkeel; his son.

29. Charles, of Rathroe, Inniscoe, and Carrowkeel; his son; married daughter of Thady Fitztheobald Oge O’Connor Sligo; had a brother named Ulick, and a sister named Mary, who m. Captain Edmund Barrett, of Erris, co. Mayo, whose grandfather the Baron of Erris had that barony confirmed to him by Patent, in 1606. Margaret Barrett, the only child of that mariage, m. Captain Michael Cormack, of Erris, who was ancestor of the Cormacs of Erris, and of Castlehill, near Crossmolina, county Mayo.

30. Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Bourke: son of Charles. This Walter had two brothers and two sisters; the brothers were—1. Rowland, who held land off the west of Lough Conn, and was killed at the siege of Derry; 2 . Theobald; and the sisters were—1 Bridget, 2. Margaret.

31. Theobald; son of said Walter; had two brothers—1. Eamon Laidir (or strong Edmond); 2. Myles, who was a Captain in Sarsfield’s Regiment of Horse, and distinguished himself at the Battle of Aughrim, A.D. 1691.

32. Walter Ciothach (3); son of Theobald. This Walter had two brothers and one sister; the brothers were—1. Geoffrey, 2. Edmond; and the sister’s name, Cecilia.

33. Captain Joseph Bourke: eldest surviving son of said Walter. This Joseph had a brother named Walter; and two sisters—1. Mary, 2. Julia. Walter had five sons and three daughters. Of these children were—1. Walter J. Bourke (deceased), Solicitor, Westport, who left two daughters; and 2. Rev. Geoffrey Bourke, P.P.,of Ballindine, diocese of Tuam, living A.D. 1881.

34. Walter Bourke, of Carrowkeel, Q.C., who died in 1871; son of said Joseph. This Walter had one daughter (his only heir), named Cecilia, married to Francis Lorenzo Comyn, J.P., Woodstock, Galway, both living in 1881. He had two brothers and three sisters; the brothers were—1. Isidore Bourke, solicitor, who died in 1866; 2. Thomas, who died unmarried. The sisters were—1. Frances, 2. Anne, 3. Mary.

35. Major Joseph Bourke: son of the said Isidore, solicitor; died in May, 1877. This Joseph left six brothers and two sisters; the brothers were—1. Walter M. Bourke, of Curraleagh, near Claremorris, county Mayo, J.P., living in 1881, and who, in 1877, was a barrister at Calcutta; 2. Thomas, a merchant in New York; 3. Isidore, an M.D. in the Indian British Army; 4. Dr. Geoffrey, of New York; 5. John; 6. Edward; and the sisters—1. Dorinda, 2. Matilda.