Humphrys genealogy

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Garret Og Fitzgerald, 9th Earl of Kildare

Garret Og Fitzgerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, age 43, in 1530.
From exhibition at NMI.
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Garret Og Fitzgerald, 9th Earl of Kildare (see here and here), born 1487,
Lord Deputy of Ireland,
mar 1stly to Elizabeth Zouch,
had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Thomas Fitzgerald, 10th Earl of Kildare (see here), "Silken Thomas", born 1513,
    ill-thought rebellion 1534,
    Maynooth Castle taken by the English 1535, became crown property for some years,
    he was executed 1537.

  2. Catherine Fitzgerald, mar Jenico Preston, 3rd Viscount Gormanston and had issue.

succ 1513,
Lord Deputy of Ireland 1513-18,
mar 2ndly to Elizabeth Grey [descendant of Edward III],
he established a College at Maynooth 1521, near Maynooth Castle, but it was suppressed at the Reformation,
it was to a certain extent re-established as St.Patrick's College, built on the site 1795, now part of NUI Maynooth,
Lord Deputy of Ireland 1524-29,
see Agreement between Gerald, 9th earl of Kildare and the Mac Rannalls, A.D. 1530,
by 1532 he had a Dublin town house, Carbrie House, Skinners Row, Dublin,
Lord Deputy of Ireland 1532-34,
imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he died 12 December 1534, age 47 yrs,
bur in the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London, no monument,
had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Gerald Fitzgerald, 11th Earl of Kildare (see here), the "Wizard Earl",
    born 28 Feb 1525, Maynooth Castle,
    father died 1534,
    Maynooth Castle was taken by the Crown 1535 after his brother's rebellion,
    succ 1537 after his brother's execution,
    he mar Mabel Browne [descendant of Edward III],
    lived Kilkea Castle, Co.Kildare,
    Maynooth Castle restored to him 1552,
    town house at Carbrie House, Skinners Row, Dublin,
    he and his son-in-law the 5th Baron Delvin came under suspicion and were imprisoned in Dublin Castle 1580-82, sent as prisoners to England 1582, released,
    died 16 Nov 1585, age 60 yrs,
    his will was burnt in PRO in 1922,
    had issue:

    1. Mary Fitzgerald,
      or Marie, born 13 Sept 1556,
      mar Christopher Nugent, 5th Baron Delvin and had issue.

  2. Edward Fitzgerald, had issue:
    1. Thomas Fitzgerald, had issue:

      1. George Fitzgerald, 16th Earl of Kildare.

The "Silken Thomas Yew" tree in the grounds of St Patrick's College, Maynooth.
This is said to be Ireland's oldest native tree, dating from around the 13th century.
Photo 1993. From Charles Nelson at Geograph.
See street view.

Carbrie House, Skinners Row, Dublin

Carbrie House, Skinners Row (or Skinner Row), Dublin, was a timber "cage-work" house.
It was town house of the Earl of Kildare from at least 1532 to at least 11th Elizabeth (1568-69).
It is referred to as "Carberry House in Skinner Row" in a 1614 grant.
It still existed in 1764, as then the oldest surviving timber cage-work house in Dublin.
It was demolished between 1764 and 1833.
["Ancient Houses of Dublin", 1833] says Carbrie House is now gone.
See [Bennett, 1991].

Carbrie House on pages 79-80 of [Harris, 1766].

1798 map shows location of Skinners Row.
Today Skinners Row is entirely wiped out, widened into Christchurch Place.

Kilkea Castle, Co.Kildare

Kilkea Castle, Co.Kildare.
See [Irish Country Houses].

Kilkea Castle, Co.Kildare, on 1887 to 1913 map.

Kilkea Castle, Co.Kildare.
Print of 1792.
From here.

Kilkea Castle, Co.Kildare.
Photo 2007. See full size.
From here.

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