Bourke (No. 6.) family genealogy

The Bourkes of Lough Conn, and Ballina

Rowland, a younger brother of Lieut.-Colonel Walter Bourke who is No. 30 on the “Bourke of Carrowkeel” pedigree, was the ancestor of Bourke of Ballina and of the west of Lough Conn—in the co. Mayo.

30. Rowland; second son of Charles Bourke of Rathroe, Inniscoe, and Carrowkeel.

31. John (called Seoghan [Shane] na g-Cathadh-loch); his son. This John was twice married: first, to Mary Bell of Sligo; next, to Mary Maguire. By the first wife he had two sons—1. Thomas, of Tubbernavine (married to Margaret Hellis), ancestor of the Bourkes of Ballina (Tyrawley); 2. John, who served in the British Army.

32. Patrick; son of John and Mary Maguire; married to Mary Lynott.

33. Ulick; his son; married to Cecilia, dau. of Patrick Sheridan:{n1-bourke-6} and had three sisters and two elder brothers.

34. John Bourke, of Dublin, C.E. and Valuator; eldest son of Ulick; m. to Catherine Cannon, of Mount Charles; died in 1862. This John had three brothers and two sisters. The brothers were—1. Thomas, C.E. m. Anne M‘Guinness, and left two sons—1. John, 2. Thomas; and a dau. Anne: the three of whom were, in 1878, living in Melbourne, Australia. 2. Patrick, who died young. 3. The Very Rev. Ulick J. Canon Bourke (living in 1887), P.P. of Claremorris, diocese of Tuam; late President, St. Jarlath’s College, and author of the Aryan Origin the Gaelic Race and Language, The sisters were—1. Mary[2] (m. in 1846 to Patrick MacPhilpin, of Castlebar); 2. Bridget, who d. unm.

35. Ulick Joseph Bourke, Surgeon and M.D. in the British Army; son of said John; b. in 1854, and (in 1877) quartered with his Regiment in Fermoy, Ireland. This Ulick had two brothers—1. John, 2. William; both of whom d. young.


[1] Patrick Sheridan: See No. 122 on the “MacHale” pedigree, in Vol. I.

[2] Mary: The children of the said Mary are—1. Thomas MacPhilpin; 2. Rev. Peter J. MacPhilpin. C.C., Athenry; 3. John MacPhilpin, Proprietor of the Tuam News; and one daughter, Bridget MacPhilpin; all living in 1881.