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George Fitzgerald, 16th Earl of Kildare



Joint arms of Fitzgerald and Boyle, placed 1635 on the gate block of Maynooth Castle.
Photo 2013. See full size.
The inscription used to read: "This ancient manor house of Maynooth, being totally ruined and ready to fall, was newly built and enlarged by The Right Honourable Richard Boyle".



George Fitzgerald, 16th Earl of Kildare (see here and here),
mar 1630 to Joan Boyle [descendant of Edward III],
Joan's father restored Maynooth Castle in 1630 and subsequent years,
the castle was ruined in the Irish Confederate Wars of 1641-53,
the family abandoned it probably about 1656,
he died 1660,
had issue:


Robert Fitzgerald, had issue:


Robert Fitzgerald, 19th Earl of Kildare (see here), born 1675,
succ 1707,
built new Dublin town house (with large garden) on Suffolk St, from about 1716,
their old country seat at Maynooth Castle became derelict,
he began new seat at Carton House, Co.Kildare, 1739,
died 1744,
beautiful memorial in South Transept of Christ Church, near the Agard monument,
had issue:


  1. James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, born 1722.



The Earl of Kildare's town house on Suffolk St.
On the E side of St.Andrew's church.
Large pink-coloured building, with large green-coloured garden to the S, and stables and laneway down W side.
From hand-coloured John Rocque map of Dublin, 1756.
The house is now entirely vanished.



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