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Sir Richard Fitzwilliam, Kt

Sir Richard Fitzwilliam, Kt (see here),
of Merrion, Co.Dublin.
Constable of Wicklow Castle.
He mar pre-1581 to Jane Preston [descendant of Edward I].
He succ 1592.
[Ball, vol.2, 1903] says "he attended in person a great assembly of the Militia at Tara, accompanied by two armed men".
This must be the general hosting at Tara, 24 Sept 1593.
He rebuilt Dundrum Castle 1590s.
He died at Merrion, 5 Mar 1595.
He was bur at Donnybrook church. Erected the Fitzwilliam tomb, which was in the family chapel attached to the old church.
Jane's will dated at Merrion, Nov 1597.
Sir Richard and Jane had issue:

  1. Thomas Fitzwilliam, 1st Viscount Fitzwilliam, of Merrion,
    born 1581.

  2. Mary Fitzwilliam,
    mar 1stly to Matthew Plunkett, 5th Baron Louth and had issue.

  3. William Fitzwilliam,
    of Dundrum,
    mar 1614 to Mary Smyth,
    died at Dundrum Castle 16th July 1616,
    [Ball, vol.2, 1903] references his will.

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