|MacLysaght who was the first Chief Herald under the Government of Ireland (post 1921) designated many Gaelic families who had arms pre dating the creation of the office of the King of Arms as having "Sept Arms" that could be used, undifferentiated, by anyone who genuinely descended from that Sept. Of note in his book "More Irish Families" there is an article by MacLysaght on these Gaelic Septs and their Arms and he includes Garvey as one of the Clans to hold a Sept Arms.|
|FURS||The mere fact that a shield or crest contains furs suggests a mark of dignity. Usually the fur coat of the weasel is represented.|
Protection; Builders or others who have accomplished some work of faithful service
Cross Formee (Pattee)
Faith; Christianity; Service in the Crusades
|Ermine Spot||Mark of dignity|
Dauntless courage, or a great Warrior or Chief
|Motto||Morior Invictus||More wonderful unconquered|
Arms of (O’)Garvey of Murisk Abbey Mayo
Granted 1567 to John Garvey Dean of
Arms of Garvey of Porthill Staffordshire, England.
Decended from the O’Garveys of Ireland.
GARVEY OF PORTHILL
PATRICK SAMUEL GARVEY, Governor of HM Prisons, Wellington, NZ; born 9 Feb 1852; married 14 Feb 1878, Amy Mary (died 14 Sept 1890), daughter of William Paul James, of Lyttelton, NZ, by his wife Cecilia Hely, descended from a cadet branch of the Hely-Hutchinsons (see BURKE'S Peerage). He died 6 July, 1906, leaving issue,
1a •PATRICK JOSEPH FELIX, now of The Oaklands.
2a •Francis Paul; born 1881; educated St Patrick's College, Wellington, NZ
3a •Arthur Leonard (265, Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW); born 1883; educated St Patrick's College, Wellington, NZ, and has issue, three sons.
4a Kevin Bartholomew; born 1890; educated St Patrick's College; served in Great War, and died from effects of service 1925.
1a •Gertrude; born 1887; married -Mitchell, Lt A.I.F. (died of wounds in Great War), and has issue, one s.
2a •Amy Josephine; born 1885; married •-Mills, and has issue, one daughter
Residence-The Oaklands, Porthill, Wolstanton, Staffs.