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Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald of Greenhills.
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Patrick Fitzgerald,
Patt, Patrick Gerald Fitzgerald,
born 1862.
He mar 1 Dec 1888 [her age 40, him age 26] to Annie Mangan [bapt 17 Feb 1848].
They had one child who died young.
They lived Greenhills, Crecora, E Co.Limerick. This is across the county in E Co.Limerick.

Patrick's obituary says he was a nationalist. He was a supporter of Parnell.
[P102/44(14)] is a letter of 17 May 1891, in which Annie's brother-in-law Richard Rahilly, JP says: "Patt of course with his accustomed aberration of intellect is a rabid Parnellite". He says Fitzgerald was going to make the long trip from Greenhills to Shanagolden for a Parnellite meeting that day.

In 1892, Annie's brother John Mangan married a woman from the Greenhills / Crecora area of Co.Limerick.
"Patrick Fitzgerald of Green Hills, Kilpeacon, County Limerick, Gentleman Farmer" was party to the will of his father 1895.
Patrick was at funeral of Richard Rahilly 1896.
Member of Limerick Board of Guardians from 1899 to 1902 [obituary].
Obituary says he was member of Board of Guardians for the Roxboro division.
P. Fitzgerald of Greenhills was at Michael Spain's funeral 1900.

See them listed at Greenhills in [Census, 1901]. He is "farmer". They have two farm servants and one domestic servant living with them.
See them listed at Greenhills in [Census, 1911]. He is "farmer". They have one farm servant living with them. They also have a domestic servant, Mary Mangan (born 1891, Co.Limerick, unknown if a relation).

Patrick dies, 1912:
He is described as of Greenhills at death.
He died St.John's Hospital, Limerick, Tue 2 Jan 1912, age 49 yrs.
See obituary in Limerick Chronicle, 2 Jan 1912.
Funeral 4 Jan 1912, bur in the Fitzgerald family grave, Loghill.
See funeral report in Limerick Chronicle, 4 Jan 1912.
See short obituary in Irish American Advocate, New York, 30 Jan 1912.
He left Greenhills, Crecora, to his brother Daniel Fitzgerald. (NOT to his wife or to Denis Mangan.)

Annie dies, 1925:
She was living 22 Hartstonge St, Limerick, at death.
She is described on grave as of Greenhills, Kilpeacon, Co.Limerick.
She died 22 Hartstonge St, Limerick, 10 May 1925, age 77 yrs.
Funeral Tue 12 May, bur in Fitzgerald grave in Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick. See burial record.
See death notice in Irish Independent, Wednesday, May 13, 1925.
She is NOT Anne Fitzgerald who died Kilmallock, 2nd qr 1925 [GROI].
Her niece Nell was sole executor of her estate, admin 22 June 1925.
Patrick and Annie had issue:

  1. --- Fitzgerald, died young.
    Annie was age 40 at mar.
    1911 census says they had one child, who was not then living.
    No children mentioned in Annie's will.

Grave of Annie Mangan (died 1925).
With the Fitzgerald graves, Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick.
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Greenhills House, Co.Limerick

Greenhills House, Greenhills townland, Knocknagaul par, Co.Limerick.
Location is NE of Crecora, SW of Limerick city, E Co.Limerick.

Greenhills was home of Franklin sometime around 1840.
Greenhills House was home of Patrick Fitzgerald at least 1891 to his death in 1912.
The 1901 census building return shows the Fitzgeralds are in an 8 room house, with 11 outbuildings, the biggest house in Greenhills townland. (This is Greenhills House.)
The 1911 census building return shows the Fitzgeralds are in an 9 room house, with 18 outbuildings, the biggest house in Greenhills townland. (This is Greenhills House.)
Patrick Fitzgerald died 1912.
He left Greenhills to his brother Daniel Fitzgerald.


Greenhills House on 1887 to 1913 map.

Greenhills House today. It has been totally rebuilt.
2009 screenshot from street view.
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