Tomás Burke

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Tomás Burke, Irish gentleman and soldier, fl. 1600-02.

The most obscure of the four known sons of John na Seamar Burke (died 1583), Burke and his brothers - Redmond Burke, Baron Leitrim, William Burke, Lord of Bealatury and John Óge Burke - fought with Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone and Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill against the English during the Nine Years' War (Ireland). He survived the Siege of Kinsale but is believed to have perished while marching with Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare. His brother, William, is the only member of the family referred to when the marchers' reached Aughrim, County Galway.

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