Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
There are different numberings of the Earls of Desmond. I follow the numbering in [Complete Peerage].
Maurice Fitzgerald, 1st Earl of Desmond (see here and here), born 1293,
Gerald Fitzgerald, 3rd Earl of Desmond (see here), born post-1338,
"Gerald the Poet", "Gearóid Iarla" (Earl Gerald),
[Complete Peerage] says he is son of 3rd wife,
succ his half-brother as Earl in 1358,
he had another older brother, who was "an idiot", who was passed over for the Earldom, some works number him as an Earl, I follow the numbering in [Complete Peerage],
mar Eleanor Butler [descendant of Edward I and of Aoife Mac Murrough],
Justiciar of Ireland (Lord Lieutenant) 1367-69,
he wrote poetry in Irish,
she died 1392,
he died 1398,
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