Sir Maurice Fitzgerald, of Carrigaline
- Sources yet to be consulted:
Carrigaline Castle, Co.Cork, on
1887 to 1913 map
Sir Maurice Fitzgerald
mar Julia O'Mulryan
[dau of Dermot O'Mulryan, of Sulloghode, or Sulloghade, Co.Tipperary],
James FitzMaurice Fitzgerald
of Carrigaline, Co.Cork.
Leading Catholic rebel against the Protestant Tudor conquest of Ireland.
The man who started the Desmond Rebellion.
One of the first Irish leaders to use the Catholic cause as an explicit justification for rebellion against the crown.
mar Katherine Burke
[dau of W. Burke, of Muskerry].
For discussion of the wife of James see
In 1568 Carrigaline was given to Warham St.Leger.
James FitzMaurice led the first of the Desmond Rebellions
He claimed to act on behalf of his 1st cousin, the imprisoned
Earl of Desmond
The Lord Deputy
Sir Henry Sidney
had largely crushed the rebellion by end of 1569.
was finally forced to submit at Kilmallock
on 23 Feb 1573.
He lost Carrigaline Castle.
He went into exile in continental Europe 1575.
Sought help of France, Spain and Rome.
Returned with an invasion force in June 1579,
Second Desmond Rebellion
He was killed in battle,
18 Aug 1579.
His invasion force was massacred at Smerwick
James FitzMaurice and Katherine
- Honora FitzMaurice Fitzgerald,
or Honor, or Honoria.
mar 1stly to
John Fitzedmund Fitzgerald.
John was a leading rebel in the
an ally of her father.
He died 1589.
mar 2ndly, post-1589, to Sir Edmund Fitzgerald
and had issue.
Honora and Edmund are ancestors of Duke of Wellington and of Elizabeth II.
Signature of James FitzMaurice Fitzgerald.
From his submission at Kilmallock
on 23 Feb 1573.