Humphrys genealogy

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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).

Maurice Fitzgerald, Invader of Ireland.
Apparently a contemporary (12th century) image.
From here.

Maurice Fitzgerald de Windsor (see here),
"Invader of Ireland", born 1100,
principal leader under Strongbow of Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland 1169,
built Wicklow Castle,
granted Maynooth, Co.Kildare, by Strongbow 1176,
died 1176, Wexford, age 76 yrs,
had issue:

  1. Gerald Fitzgerald, 1st Baron of Offaly.
    Ancestor of Earls of Kildare and Dukes of Leinster.

  2. Thomas Fitzgerald (see here),
    granted land at Shanid, Co.Limerick, 1197,
    built Shanid Castle 1200,
    died 1213 or 1214,
    had issue:

    1. John Fitzgerald, 1st Baron Desmond.
      Ancestor of Earls of Desmond and Knights of Glin and Knights of Kerry.

    2. Maurice Fitzthomas Fitzgerald,
      built Killorglin Castle 1215,
      had issue:

      1. Thomas Fitzmaurice, 1st Baron Kerry.
        Ancestor of Barons Kerry and Earls of Kerry and Earls of Shelburne and Marquesses of Lansdowne.

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