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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),
"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.

  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.

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