Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My wife's ancestors - Fitzwilliam - Contents

Thomas Fitzwilliam

Thomas Fitzwilliam,
born prob. 1465 ("came of age in 1486"),
of Dundrum, Bray, Baggotrath, Merrion and Thorn Castle, all in Co.Dublin.
The castles of Merrion, Thorncastle and Dundrum included the lands of Booterstown, Mount Merrion, Kilmacud, Ballinteer, Donnybrook, Ringsend, Irishtown and Sandymount.
He mar Eleanor Dowdall.
Lived at Baggotrath.
Sheriff of Dublin in 1511.
He died 1517 [Ball, vol.2, 1903], age prob. 52 yrs.
[Burkes Extinct] and [Wilkinson, 1925] are wrong to say died 1529.
Thomas and Eleanor had issue:

  1. Richard Fitzwilliam,
    of Merrion, Baggotrath and Dundrum,
    born est c.1495.
    Lived in England for a time.

  2. Sir William Fitzwilliam,
    born pre-1506.
    Also went to England.

  3. Alison Fitzwilliam,
    mar 1524 to Christopher Ussher and had issue,
    by this marriage Donnybrook (then only lands, no castle) passed into the Ussher family,
    though the Fitzwilliams retained the profitable mill of Donnybrook.

Model of Dublin around 1500

There is a model of Dublin around 1500 at the Dublin exhibition Dublinia.
See notice.

Model of Dublin around 1500. Looking from the N.
Dublin Castle on LHS.
Christ Church Cathedral in centre.
St.Audoen's church on RHS.
See full size.

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