Whelan Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Herendon House, Tenterden, co. Kent). Paly of six gu. and ar. on a chev. betw. three martlets or, two bulls’ heads cabossed sa. Crest—On a mount vert a stag lodged reguard. erm. attired ar. the dexter forepaw resting. Source: Burke’s General Armory.
2) (Dublin; granted by Betham, Ulster, 1831, to Sir Thomas Whelan, Knt., of Dublin, Alderman and Lord Mayor elect, son of Thomas Whelan, of Carlow, by Mary, his wife, dau. of Charles White, of Ballybrophy, Queen’s co., who n. secondly, Captain Amias Ferdinand Deane, brother of John Berkeley Deane, Esq., of Berkeley, co. Wexford). Gu. a lion ramp. ar. betw. two garbs or, in chief and in base a dove close of the second. Crest—A boar’s head erased and erect az. langued gu. armed or, the jaw transfixed wiih an arrow and vulned ppr. Motto—Turris fortis mihi Deus.. Source: Burke’s General Armory.
3) (Ireland – Phelan, Whelan, O’Faolain) Argent, four lozenges in bend, conjoined, azure, cottised of the last, on a chief gules, three fleurs-de-lis of the first. Crest: a stag’s head or.. Source: Edward MacLysaght’s Irish Families.