Blazons & Genealogy Notes1) (Lord of Fermanagh; an ancient Irish Sept; descended from Uidhir, Lord of Fermanagh, ninth in descent from Colla da Chrioch, grandson of Cormac Ulfadha, Monarch of Ireland, from whom the Sept took their surname of Mac Wire, McGuire, and Maguire; Thomas Mor McGuire, The McGuire, Lord of Fermanagh, 1400, d. 1430, leaving four sons: 1) Philip; 2) Thomas Oge; 3) Hugh; who were the ancestors of the three principal lines of the Sept, and 4) Rory, Bishop of Clogher, 1449-83). (Knockaninny, co. Fermanagh; descended from Thomas Oge McGuire, second son of Thomas Mor McGuire, Lord of Fermanagh, through his eldest son, Edmond McGuire; Captain Brian McGuire, of Knockaninny, d. temp. William III., leaving Edmond McGuire, his heir, d. 1736, and two other sons. Part of the property is still in possession of John McGuire, one of the descendants). Vert a white horse fully caparisoned, thereon a knight in complete armour, on his helmet a plume of ostrich feathers, and his right hand brandishing a sword all ppr.
2) (Tempo, co. Fermanagh; Chief of McGuire; descended from Philip McGuire, The McGuire, eldest son of Thomas Mor McGuire, Lord of Fermanagh, 1400; the last known chief of this line, the celebrated Captain Brian McGuire, d. 1835, leaving one son, Charles McGuire, of whom nothing has been since known). Same Arms. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a stag at gaze ppr. collared and lined gold. Motto—Justitia et fortitudo invincibilia sunt.
3) (Baron Enniskillen, attainted 1690; descended from Thomas Oge McGuire, second son of Thomas Mor McGuire, Lord of Fermanagh, through his second son, Connor Mor McGuire; Sir Brian McGuire, Knt., was created a Peer by the title of Lord McGuire, Baron of Enniskillen, 1627; the last known male descendant, Alexander McGuire, commonly called Lord Enniskillen, settled in France 1719). Same Arms. Crest—A cubit dexter arm embowed in complete armour, grasping in the gauntlet a sword all ppr. Supporters—Two knights in complete armour, swords by their sides and targets on their shoulders all ppr. Motto—Marte et arte.
4) (Carrigbawn, Rostrevor, co. Down; descended from Hugh McGuire, third son of Thomas Mor McGuire, Lord of Fermanagh, 1400; the present William Richard Bermingham McGuire, and Edward Thomas St. Lawrence McGuire, Lieut.-Col. 1st Royals, are sons of the late William John McGuire, Esq., of Carrigbawn, by Lady Mary Annesley, his wife, only dau. of William Richard, third Earl Annesley, by his first wife, Lady Isabella St. Lawrence, dau. of William, second Earl of Howth, and co-heir of her mother. Lady Mary Bermingham, dau. and co-heir of Thomas, twenty-second Lord Athenry and Earl of Louth Reg. Ulster's Office). Same Arms. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a stag at gaze ppr. collared and lined gold. Motto—Justitia et fortitudo invincibilia sunt.
5) (Clonea House, co. Waterford; Samuel Edward McGuire, Esq., High Sheriff of the co. 1869; descended from Carrigbawn; Reg. Ulster’s Office). Same Arms and Crest, motto over, Fortitudo et justicia. Motto—Virtus et fortitudo invincibilia sunt.
6) or Maguire (Gortoral House, co. Fermanagh; represented by Hugh Maguire, son of Edward Maguire, Esq., of Gortoral, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff co. Leitrim, who d. 1874; claiming descent from the McGuires, of Tempo). Same Arms and Crest, motto over, Marte et arte. Motto—Fortitudo et justicia invictae sunt.
7) (Linea Antiqua, Ulster’s Office). Gu. a salmon naiant in fess ar. in chief a dexter hand apaumee of the last. Another Coat—Gu. a salmon naiant ppr. on a chief ar. a dexter hand apaumee of the first. English: