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1) (Viscount Bourke, of Mayo. MacWilliam Bourke, descended from De Burgh, Lord of Connaught, created Viscount Bourke of Mayo, 1628; dormant since 1767). Per fess or and erm. across gu. in the 1st quarter a lion ramp. and in the 2nd a dexter hand couped at the wrist both sa. Crest—On a chapeau gu. turned up erm. a lion sejant ar. ducally gorged or, and langued of the first. Supporters—Dexter, a harpy guard, wings and lion’s body or, human face, neck, heart and hair ppr. armed gu.; sinister, a man in armour to the middle of his thighs, sword ppr. in belt gu. about his neck a square white band, sandals sa. bands of the first, in the exterior one a battle-axe also ppr. Motto—Audaces fortuna juvat.
2) (Earl of Mayo; the Moneycrower branch of the family of the Viscount Bourke, of Mayo). (Castlebar, Tyrawley, Ardnaree, Carrowkeel, co. Mayo). (Turlough, co. Mayo; Walter Bourke, of this line, who defended Cremona, d. high in the service of Franco, in 1715). Per fesse or and erm. a cross gu. in the 1st quarter a lion ramp., and in the 2nd a hand erect couped at the wrist both sa. Crest—A cat-a-mountain sejant guard, ppr. collared and chained or. Supporters— Two chevaliers in complete armour, each holding in the exterior hand a pole-axe ppr. Motto—A cruce salus.
3) (Lord Castle Connell). Or, a cross gu. in the 1st quarter a dexter hand couped at the wrist sa. Crest—A cat-o’-mountain sejant guard. ppr. collared and chained or. Supporters—Two cats-o’-mountain guard. ppr. collared and chained or.
4) (Lord Brittas). Or, a cross gu. in the first quarter, a dexter hand couped at the wrist sa. Crest—A cat-o’-mountain sejant guard. ppr. collared and chained or, chain reflected over back. Supporters—Two cats-o’-mountain guard. ppr. collared and chained or. Motto—Vinctus sed non victus.
5) (Ballintober, co. Mayo). (Lorient, in Brittany, confirmed to Capt. Richard Bourke, of that place, by Hawkins, Ulster, 1778). Per fess or, and erm. a cross gu. in the first quarter a lion ramp. and in the second a dexter hand couped at the wrist sa. Crest—On a chapeau gu. turned up erm. a lion sejant ar.
6) (Dromsally, co. Limerick, name changcd to De Burgno, created a bart. of Ireland, 1785). Or, a cross gu. in the first quarter a lion ramp. sa. Crest—A cat-a-mount sejant guard. ppr. collared and chained or. Motto—A cruce salus.
7) (Thornfields. co. Limerick; descended from Richard Bourke, Esq., of Drumsally, same co., ancestor of Sir Richard de Burgno, Bart., of Castle Connell). Or, a cross gu. in the first quarter a lion ramp. sa. Crest—A cat-a-mountain, sejant guard, ppr. collared and chained or. Motto—A cruce salus.
8) (St. Andrew’s, Holborn, co. Middlesex; granted 1757). Ar. a cross gu. in the dexter chief and sinister base quarters, a lion ramp. of the second; in the sinister chief an eagle displ. with two heads sa.; in the dexter base a dexter hand couped at the wrist of the second. Crest—A lion couchant guard, the tail issuing from betw. the hind legs or, charged on the shoulder with a fleur-de-lis az. Motto—Chacun le sien.

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Bourke Coat of Arms Meaning

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