Kirwan Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Gregg, co. Galway; William Kirwan d. in Galway, 1499; Reg. Ulster’s Office). (Blindwell, co. Galway; settled at Tober Keagh, Anglice Blindwell, prior to the reign of Henry VII.). (Castle Hacket, co. Galway; descended from Cregg). Same Arms and Crest. Motto—J’aime mon Dieu, mon Roi, et mon pays. (Stowe Lodge, co. Galway; descended from Cregg). (late of Moyne, co. Galway; John Stratford Kirwan, Esq., late of Moyne, m. 1859, Lady Victoria Mary Rawdon Hastings, third dau. of George, second Marquess of Hastings, and co-heiress of her brother Henry, fourth Marquess of Hastings, Baron Hastings, Hungerford, Grey de Ruthyn, &c). (The Island of Martinique; allowed by Hawkins, Ulster, 1745, to Michael Kirwan, grandson of Pierse Kirwan, who left Galway in 1652, and settled at Martinique). (Burdigala, in France; allowed by Bryan, Deputy Ulster, 1766, to Marcos Kirwan, of that place, great-grandson of Nicholas Kirwan, Esq., of Ballintobber, co. Mayo, the son of Richard Kirwan, Governor and M.P. of Galway). Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three Cornish choughs ppr. Crest—A Cornish chough ppr. Motto—Mon Dieu, mon Roi, et ma patrie.
2) (England). Gu. three crescents ar. Crest—A hand erect issuing from a cloud, holding a broken spear all ppr.