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17 May 2011

Tighe of Woodstock – Bookplate

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 19:55
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A recent sale at eBay caught my eye, the bookplate of Edward Tighe of Woodstock:

The blazon:


1st Per chevron embattled Argent and Sable nine crosses crosslets five in chief and four in base counterchanged (Tighe)

2nd Ermine a chevron Gules between two eagles displayed in chief Azure armed Or and a mullet in base of the second. (Fownes)

3rd Gules three lucies hauriant (Gahan)

4th Argent on a bend [Sable] three chess rooks of the field (Bunbury)


Ermine on a bend between two unicorns’ heads Azure three lozenges Or (Smyth)

Edward Kenrick Tighe (1862-1917) married Viola Lilian Henriette, daughter of of Edward Skeffington Randal Smyth of Mount Henry, Queen’s County, Ireland.

The quarters were “acquired” from:

Fownes:  From Edward’s great, great grandmother Sarah Fownes, daughter and heiress of the Rt Hon Sir William Fownes 2nd & last Baronet, who married William Tighe (1738-1782).

Bunbury: In 1872 Edward’s grandfather, Daniel Tighe, assume the additional Name and Arms of Bunbury by Royal License.  Daniel’s mother was Marianne Grahan and her mother was Hannah Bunbury, sister and co-heiress of Matthew Bunbury of Kilfeacle, Tipperary.

3rd Quarter: These Arms seem to be for Lucy but I have been unable to find any family connections with Tighe.  However, the bookplate for the Rt Hon William Frederick Fownes Tighe (Edward’s great uncle)  is recorded as including quarters for Borr, Fownes, Sweet, Grahan and Bunbury.  Update: Anthony Pincott kindly sent me a copy of W F F Tighe’s bookplate which has the “fish” in the Gahan quarter.

Bookplate image courtesy of the vendor, london3621

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