Legge-Bourke may refer to:

The family name originated with the adoption by Lt-Col Nigel Walter Henry Legge, of the Coldstream Guards (whose father, Hon. Sir Henry Charles Legge, K.C.V.O., descended from the Earls of Dartmouth), of the additional surname of 'Bourke', by Royal Licence, 26 April 1911, on succeeding to the estate of the Hon. Henry Lorton Bourke, of Hayes, Co. Meath, a descendant of the Earls of Mayo.[1] Henry Lorton Bourke and Henry Charles Legge's wives were both daughters of Gustavus William Lambart (his eldest son was created a baronet); when Bourke and his wife died without issue, his estate was inherited by his nephew.


  1. ^ Burke's Irish Family Records, 1912, pg 64, Legge-Bourke of Hayes pedigree