of Merrion, Baggotrath and Dundrum,
born est c.1495.
Lived at Baggotrath.
He mar Catherine Bathe
Supporter of his 1st cousin Garret Og Fitzgerald, 9th Earl of Kildare
(Lord Deputy of Ireland 1513-18).
When the 9th Earl was called to England in 1518,
Fitzwilliam went with him.
Leased out Merrion 1519 when going to England for a time.
died at Baggotrath 1528, when still a young man
[Ball, vol.2, 1903].
At his death he left bequest to the Church of Merrion.
Think [Burkes Extinct] is wrong to say he died 20 Dec 1541.
White Friars' Monastery
(the Carmelite Monastery
not to be confused with
St. Mary's Abbey
On his tomb in the Church
of the White Friars he directed that a great marble stone should
be laid with a brass engraved with representations of himself, his
wife, and his children "after the custom of England"
[Ball, vol.2, 1903]
White Friars' Monastery was
and demolished 1541.
The Monastery is entirely gone.
The site was around modern Whitefriar St
and Whitefriar Place,
off Aungier St
Richard and Catherine had issue:
- Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam, Kt,
- Michael Fitzwilliam, of Donamore, Co.Meath,
mar Mary Preston,
- Elizabeth Fitzwilliam,
mar Gerald Fitz-Gerald
[unidentified, executed after rebellion].
- Katherine Fitzwilliam,
mar John Cashell,
living as widow at Baggotrath
died at Baggotrath 1574.
in [Ball, vol.2, 1903],
which quotes her will.
An early 1500s wooden statue of
"Our Lady of Dublin"
in the 19th century
Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church
The statue is said to have been preserved
St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin
after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.
(Including the dissolution of the White Friars' (Carmelite) Monastery at this site.)
See full size
White Friars' (Carmelite) Monastery (foreground)
on Model of Dublin around 1500.
Burial place of Richard Fitzwilliam in 1528.
Dublin Castle in background.
See full size
and other shot.