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Garret Og Fitzgerald, 9th Earl of Kildare

Garret Og Fitzgerald, 9th Earl of Kildare.
Portrait dated 1530 by Hans Holbein the younger.
Photo 2014 of an exhibition at NMI.
They credit it to collection of the Duke of Leinster.
[DIB] says: "A portrait by Hans Holbein the younger (1530) is held in a private collection."

Garret Og Fitzgerald, 9th Earl of Kildare,
born 1487.
See genealogics and wikipedia.
He mar 1stly to Elizabeth Zouch.
He had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Thomas Fitzgerald, 10th Earl of Kildare,
    "Silken Thomas", born 1513.
    He staged an ill-thought rebellion in 1534.
    Maynooth Castle was taken by the English in 1535. It became crown property for some years.
    He was executed 1537.

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

Garret succ as Earl in 1513.
Lord Deputy of Ireland 1513-1518.
He mar 2ndly to Elizabeth Grey [descendant of Edward III].
He established a College at Maynooth 1521, near Maynooth Castle. It was suppressed at the Reformation.
Lord Deputy of Ireland again in 1524-1529.
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 again in 1532-1534.
He was imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he died 12 Dec 1534, age 47 yrs.
He was bur in the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London. No monument.
He had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Gerald Fitzgerald, 11th Earl of Kildare,
    the "Wizard Earl",
    born 28 Feb 1525, Maynooth Castle.

  2. Edward Fitzgerald, had issue:

    1. Thomas Fitzgerald, had issue:

      1. George Fitzgerald, 16th Earl of Kildare.
        Ancestor of Duke of Leinster.

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.

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