Michael Burke 1686-1726
Michael BURKE 10th Earl of Clanricarde, 1686-1726
Son of John Burke, 9th Earl of Clanricarde, and educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He was appointed Governor of Galway in 1712 and invested as a Irish Privy Counsellor in 1726.
Used an engraved bookplate (Franks 3195): Bourk, Earl of Clanrickard. It is not certain which Earl of Clanricarde first used this bookplate; it is not the bookplate of his son John Smith De Burgh, the 11th earl.
The extent and disposition of his library is not known.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.