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Sir Edward Fitton, the elder

Monument to Sir Edward Fitton, the elder, and his wife. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Photo 2018.

Sir Edward Fitton, the elder, (see here),
of Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire,
born 31 March 1527.
He and his wife were married as children, both age 12.

He mar 19 January 1540 [end of 1539 old style] to Anne Warburton [born 1 May 1527, dau of Sir Peter Warburton, of Arley, Cheshire].
Knighted by Sir Henry Sidney in 1566.

Served the Crown in Ireland, 1569-1579:
Sir Edward was appointed the first Lord President of Connaught and Lord President of Thomond on 1 June 1569.
He arrived in Ireland July 1569. Served until 1572.
He fought the native Irish to establish English rule in Connaught and Munster.
Returned to England 1572.
Appointed Vice-Treasurer of Ireland in December 1572.
Returned to Dublin on 25 March 1573.

Anne dies in Ireland, 1574:
She died in Ireland, 9 January 1574, age 46 yrs. At the time this was regarded as the end of 1573. The monument in Dublin says "January 1573".
She was buried 18 Jan 1574 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Sir Edward dies in Ireland, 1579:
He died 3 July 1579, from a disease caught during an expedition into Longford, age 52 yrs.
He was buried on 21 September 1579 with his wife in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Sir Edward and Anne had issue:

  1. Sir Edward Fitton, the younger,
    born c.1548.

Fitton arms dated 1570, on the N front of Gawsworth Hall.
Photo 2018. See full size.
See wider shot.

Close-up of inscription to Sir Edward Fitton, first Lord President of Connaught and Thomond, date 1570.


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