Lowcay Family History

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Coat of Arms

(Extract from Burkes General Armoury, 1884)

LOWCAY - (confirmed to James Money Lowcay, of Lipson Terrace, Plymouth, Devon, Paymaster Royal Navy, son of Robert Lowcay, esq., Lieutenant, R.N., and grandson of Henry Lowcay, esq. of Kilhile, Co Wexford, who was brother of Anthony Lowcay, esq. of Rosetown same Co, and son of Rev. Robert Lowcay, Rector of St James, Dunbrody and Killesk, Diocese of Ferns, Co Wexford.

Az two bars ar between three lions pass guard in pale of the last, armed and languid gu, each bar charged with trefoil slipped vert.

Crest a boars head erect and erand p pr charged with a bar ar thereon a trefoil vert.

Motto Virtue et Valore.

Emblazoning of the Coat of Arms of the ancient name of Lowcay or Lowkay bears for his achievements the Ensign Armorial, viz:- azure two bars argent between three Lions passant guardant or languid and armed gules, above the whole a helmet befitting his degree, mantled gules double argent and set on a wreath, erected and errand.

While it has been generally accepted that James Money Lowcay had the Coat of Arms confirmed, it is noted that it was used on correspondence by Commander William Lowcay 1847. It is also said to feature on the family memorial stones at the All Saints Church, Parish Killesk, Duncannon, Co Wexford, Ireland. Originally these were at the Ballyhack graveyard, and were moved to Killesk in 1878.

Copy of Family Coat of Arms (W.J.R. Lowcay papers)