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Richard Fitzgerald, Seneschal of Imokilly




Richard Fitzgerald,
living in 1442,
he was granted the hereditary title of Seneschal of Imokilly,
had issue:


  1. Maurice Fitzgerald, Seneschal of Imokilly, had issue:

    1. Richard Fitzgerald, Seneschal of Imokilly, had issue:

      1. Maurice Fitzgerald, Seneschal of Imokilly, had issue:

        1. Richard Fitzgerald, Seneschal of Imokilly, had issue:

          1. Edmund Fitzgerald, Seneschal of Imokilly, had issue:

            1. John Fitzedmund Fitzgerald,
              mar Honora FitzMaurice Fitzgerald [dau of the rebel leader James FitzMaurice Fitzgerald].
              He was the last Seneschal of Imokilly.
              Leading rebel in the Desmond Rebellions. Ally of Honora's father James FitzMaurice. He went with James FitzMaurice to France in 1575.
              He joined James FitzMaurice in rebellion again in 1579.
              Leader of the rebellion after James FitzMaurice's death in 1579.
              He finally surrendered 1583.
              He died a prisoner in Dublin Castle in Feb 1589.
              Honora re-married, and by her 2nd marriage was ancestor of Elizabeth II.
              (If the rebel John had not died a prisoner, Elizabeth II could not exist.)


Richard had illegitimate issue:


  1. William Fitzgerald,
    of Cloyne, Co.Cork,
    had issue:

    1. James Fitzgerald,
      Dean of Cloyne in 1535,
      had issue:

      1. Edmund Fitzjames Fitzgerald,
        Dean of Cloyne in 1555,
        this family was of Cloyne and had extensive lands in the area,
        family members were buried in Cloyne Cathedral,
        had issue by 1st wife:


        1. Sir John Fitzedmund Fitzgerald, born 1527,
          of Cloyne, Co.Cork.
          He was NOT Seneschal of Imokilly. (That is confusion with his cousin, the other John Fitzedmund Fitzgerald.)
  


Cloyne on p.126 of [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].
S is approximately up.
The building shown would be Cloyne Castle (the Bishop's Palace).



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