Fitzgerald (The Geraldines)
It took some time for Fitzgerald to become the standard surname.
I retrospectively name them all Fitzgerald from the start
(except for the line that became Fitzmaurice
- Sources yet to be consulted:
Maurice Fitzgerald, Invader of Ireland.
Apparently a contemporary (12th century) image.
Maurice Fitzgerald de Windsor
"Invader of Ireland",
principal leader under Strongbow
of Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland
by Strongbow 1176,
died 1176, Wexford, age 76 yrs,
- Gerald Fitzgerald, 1st Baron of Offaly.
Ancestor of Earls of Kildare
and Dukes of Leinster.
- Thomas Fitzgerald
granted land at Shanid,
died 1213 or 1214,
- John Fitzgerald, 1st Baron Desmond.
Ancestor of Earls of Desmond
and Knights of Glin
and Knights of Kerry.
- Maurice Fitzthomas Fitzgerald,
Killorglin Castle 1215,
Thomas Fitzmaurice, 1st Baron Kerry.
Ancestor of Barons Kerry and Earls of Kerry and Earls of Shelburne and Marquesses of Lansdowne.