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Our common ancestors - Fitzgerald - Contents

Fitzgerald (The Geraldines)

It took some time for Fitzgerald to become the standard surname. I retrospectively name them all Fitzgerald from the start (except for the line that became Fitzmaurice).

Maurice Fitzgerald, Invader of Ireland.
Apparently a contemporary (12th century) image.
From here.

Maurice Fitzgerald de Windsor (see here and here),
"Invader of Ireland", born 1100,
principal leader under Strongbow of Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland 1169,
built Wicklow Castle,
granted Maynooth, Co.Kildare, by Strongbow 1176,
died 1176, Wexford, age 76 yrs,
had issue:

  1. Gerald Fitzgerald, 1st Baron of Offaly (see here),
    probably built Maynooth Castle, Maynooth, Co.Kildare, 1203,
    had issue:

    1. Maurice Fitzgerald, 2nd Baron of Offaly (see here), born c.1194,
      Justiciar of Ireland 1232-45,
      died 1257, age c.63 yrs,
      had issue:

      1. Maurice Fitzgerald, 3rd Baron of Offaly (see here),
        think tenant of Baggotrath 1255,
        mar 1stly to Maud de Prendergast,
        Justiciar of Ireland 1272,
        mar 2ndly, 1273, to Emeline de Longespee [descendant of Henry II], no issue,
        had issue by 1st wife:

        1. Juliane Fitzgerald (see here),
          mar Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond and had issue.

      2. Thomas Fitzgerald, had issue:

        1. John Fitzgerald, 1st Earl of Kildare
  2. Thomas Fitzgerald (see here),
    granted land at Shanid, Co.Limerick, 1197,
    built Shanid Castle 1200,
    died 1213 or 1214,
    had issue:

    1. John Fitzgerald, 1st Baron Desmond.

    2. Maurice Fitzthomas Fitzgerald,
      built Killorglin Castle 1215,
      had issue:

      1. Thomas Fitzmaurice, 1st Baron Kerry.

Fitzgerald of Dunmaniheen, Co.Kerry

No known connection between this Fitzgerald family and the main Geraldine family above.
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