Kenney Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (marshalled for Nicholas Kenney, of Dublin, gent. by Narbon, Ulster, 6 March, 1571). Quarterly, 1st and 4th,per pale or and az. a fleur-de-lis betw. three crescents counterchanged, for Kenney; 2nd, quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, a cross engr. gu., 2nd and 3rd, per pale az. and gu. a lion ramp. erm., for Hassan; 3rd, ar. on a chev. sa. betw. three columbines az. stalked vert an estoile or, for Hay. Crest—A demi arm erect, vested gu. cuffed ar. the hand holding a roll of parchment all ppr.
2) (Fun. Ent. 1617, Edward Kenney, eldest son of Nicholas Kenney, Escheator). Per pale or and az. a fleur-de-lis counterchanged.
3) (Fun. Ent. 1599, the wife of John Young). Per pale or and az. a fleur-de-lis betw. three crescents, and a border all counterchanged.
4) (co. Wexford; Fun. Ent. 1682, Richard Kenney, Esq.)., Per pale or and az. a fleur-de-lis betw. three crescents, all counterchanged.
5) (Kilclogher, co. Galway; Reg.Ulster’s Office, 6 March, 1571, and confirmed to James Christopher FitzGerald-Kenney, Esq., J.P., of that place, Clogher House, co. Mayo, and Merrion Square, Dublin, eldest surviving son and heir of Lieut.-Col. James Fitzgerald Kenney, J.P., of Kilclogher, &c., by his wife Jane Olivia Nugent, only sister of Anthony Francis, ninth Earl of Westmeath, and grandson of William Kenney, Esq., of Kilclogher, Keelogues, &c., co. Galway, Ballytarnsney, co. Wexford, and Longwood, co. Meath (direct descendant and representative of Nicholas Kenney, Esq., of Kenney’s Hall, and Edermine, co. Wexford, a Junior of Kenne, co. Somerset, Feodary General of all Ireland, temp. Queen Elizabeth and James I.), by Bridget FitzGerald, his wife, dau. and heiress of John Daly, Esq., of Dalybrook, co. Kildare, and Julia, his wife, dau. and, in her issue, heiress of Gerald Fitzgerald, Esq., of Rathrone, co. Meath, by his wife Clare, only dau. of Sir John Bellew, Bart., of Bellewstown and Barmeath). Per pale or and az. a fleur-de-lis betw. three crescents all counterchanged, quartering Kenne (ancient), erm. three crescent gu. a fleur-de-lis az. for diff. Crest—Out of an earl’s coronet or, (indicative of his representation of the Rathrone and Ticroghan lines of the noble house of Kildare), a cubit arm erect, vested gu. cuffed ar. the hand grasping a roll of parchment ppr. Motto—Teneat luceat floreat. This family also quarters the arms of Hay, Hassan, Kenney of Newcastle, Taylor of Swords, O’Kelly of Kilclogher, Daly of Dalybrook, Hope of Hopestown, Ledwich of Carrick and Grange, Fitzgerald of Rathrone, Fitzgerald of Ticroghan, and Carey of Port Lester.
6) (confirmed to James Louis Lionel Kenney, Lieutenant in the Imperial Navy of France, and Knight of the Legion of Honour, and St. Stanilaus, of Russia, son of Thomas Henry Kenney, Esq., of Ballyforan, co. Roscommon, younger brother of Lieut.-Col. James Fitzgerald Kenney, of Kilclogher). Same Arms, Crest, and Motto.