FITZGERALD FAMILY

I. KILDARE LINE

Gerald De WINDSOR (Constable of Pembroke Castle)

Died: BEF 1136

Notes: younger son of Walter Fitzother, Constable of Pembroke, to whom King Henry I gave the Manor of Moulesford in Berkshire. He married Nest, dau. of the last King of Deheubarth. Nest (called the "Helen of Troy of Wales") had a son by Henry I. Gerald was officer to Arnulf De Montgomery and a great favorite of Henry I, from whom he received Moulsford in Berkshire.

Father: Walter FITZOTHER of Windsor (Keeper of the Forrest)

Mother: Beatrice ?

Married: Nest Ap RHYS (Princess of Deheubarth) (dau. of Rhys Ap Tudor Mawr, Prince of Wales, and Gwladus Verch Rhiwallon) (assoc. with Henry I, King of England - m.2 Stephen, Constable of Cardigan) BEF 1100

Children:

1. Maurice FITZGERALD De WINDSOR

2. David FITZGERALD De WINDSOR (Bishop of St. Davids)

3. William FITZGERALD

4. Angharad FITZGERALD


Angharad FITZGERALD

Notes: at the death of her brother in 1175, her son Gerald was unanimously elected Bishop of St. David's by the Welsh and English canons of the diocese. By the time he was 13 years old his father and uncle, then the Bishop of St. David's, had taken to calling him "the little Bishop". Soon he was sent away to a monastery to begin his religious education early. But King Henry II immediately sensed the political implications and would not accept this able and ambitious young man (Gerald was 29 years old) as a potential Archbishop. Five years before Beckett had proved troublesome to Henry and he was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.

Father: Gerald De WINDSOR (Constable of Pembroke Castle)

Mother: Nest Ap RHYS (Princess of Deheubarth)

Married: William De BARRY of Manorbier

Children:

1. Robert De BARRY

2. Phillip De BARRY

3. Gerald De BARRY of Wales (b. ABT 1146) (Chaplain to Henry II)


David FITZGERALD De WINDSOR (Bishop of St. Davids)

Born: ABT 1099

Died: 1176

Notes: Bishop of the diocese of St. Davids in Wales.

Father: Gerald De WINDSOR (Constable of Pembroke Castle)

Mother: Nest Ap RHYS (Princess of Deheubarth)

Associated with: ¿?

Children:

1. Milo FITZBISHOP of Iverk


William FITZGERALD

Died: 1173, Pembroke, Wales

Notes: Succeed his father in his office as castellan of Pembroke, lord of Carew and Emlyn. He lived at Pembroke and died there in 1173. He held 2 knights' fees in Hermitage, co. Bucks, and the Manor of Spershot, Co. Berks, 9 Henry II.

Father: Gerald De WINDSOR (Constable of Pembroke Castle)

Mother: Nest Ap RHYS (Princess of Deheubarth)

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Odo De CAREW

2. Raymond FITZGERALD le Gros

3. Griffin FITZGERALD (B. Knocktopher)

4. Richard FITZWILLIAM De La MARE

5. Ralph FITZWILLIAM

6. William FITZWILLIAM FITZGERALD (Justice of Eyre)

7. Robert FITZWILLIAM

8. Ida FITZWILLIAM


William FITZWILLIAM FITZGERALD (Justice of Eyre)

Notes: ancestor of Gerard of Bryn Earl of Macclesfield and others.

Father: William FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: Dau. KINGSLEY


Ida FITZWILLIAM

Father: William FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: Walkeing De HARANG


Raymond FITZGERALD le Gros

Died: ABT 1188

Buried: Abbey of Morlana, near unto Youghal

Notes: after his death the Carews  were issued from Odo who had all his lands (in co. Carlow) but Raymond's natural sons, Walter and Richard, succeeded to the lands in co. Cork which he had of Robert Fitz-Stephen.

Father: William FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: Priscilla De CLARE (dau. of Gilbert De Clare, sister to Richard De Clare alias Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke)

Associated with: ¿?

Children:

1. Richard FITZGERALD De CAREW (1º B. Cork)

2. Walter FITZGERALD


Richard FITZGERALD De CAREW (1º B. Cork)

Died: 1199

Father: Raymond FITZGERALD le Gros

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Robert FITZGERALD De CAREW (2º B. Cork)


Robert FITZGERALD De CAREW (2º B. Cork)

Died: 1245

Father: Richard FITZGERALD De CAREW (1º B. Cork)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Richard FITZGERALD De CAREW (3º B. Cork)


Richard FITZGERALD De CAREW (3º B. Cork)

Died: 1272

Father: Richard FITZGERALD De CAREW (1º B. Cork)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Maurice FITZGERALD De CAREW (4º B. Cork)


Maurice FITZGERALD De CAREW (4º B. Cork)

Died: ABT 1319

Father: Richard FITZGERALD De CAREW (3º B. Cork)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas FITZGERALD De CAREW (5º B. Cork)


Thomas FITZGERALD De CAREW (5º B. Cork)

Died: ABT 1399

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD De CAREW (4º B. Cork)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?


Maurice FITZGERALD De WINDSOR

Born: 1100

Died: 1 Sep 1176, Wexford, Ireland

Notes: Known as the Invader of Ireland. B. Lanstephen. Went into Ireland with Earl Strongbow and died there, of whom the Geraldines Earls of Kildare are descended. Derwent Mac Morrough gave him Wexford town and Henry II took it away.

Father: Gerald De WINDSOR (Constable of Pembroke Castle)

Mother: Nest Ap RHYS (Princess of Deheubarth)

Married: Alice De MONTGOMERY (b. BET 1100 / 1105)

Children:

1. Gerald FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (1° B. Offaly)

2. Alexander FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD

3. William FITZGERALD (1º B. Naas)

4. Maurice FITZGERALD of Kiltrany

5. Thomas FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD

6. Robert FITZGERALD

7. Nesta FITZGERALD


Nesta FITZGERALD

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD De WINDSOR

Mother: Alice De MONTGOMERY

Married: Hervey De MONTMORENCY (Constable of England)


Robert FITZGERALD

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD De WINDSOR

Mother: Alice De MONTGOMERY

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Gerald FITZGERALD

2. Thomas FITZGERALD


William FITZGERALD (1º B. Naas)

Died: ABT 1199

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD De WINDSOR

Mother: Alice De MONTGOMERY

Married: Alina De CLARE

Children:

1. William FITZGERALD (2º B. Naas)


William FITZGERALD (2º B. Naas)

Father: William FITZGERALD (1º B. Naas)

Mother: Alina De CLARE

Married: Maud ?

Children:

1. David FITZGERALD (3º B. Naas)


David FITZGERALD (3º B. Naas)

Died: ABT 1260

Father: William FITZGERALD (2º B. Naas)

Mother: Maud ?

Married: Maud De LACY (b. ABT 1234)

Children:

1. William FITZGERALD (4º B. Naas)

2. Robert FITZGERALD (5º B. Naas)

3. Hugh FITZGERALD (6º B. Naas)

4. Maud FITZGERALD

5. Lesceline FITZGERALD

6. Rose FITZGERALD


Gerald FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (1° B. Offaly)

Born: ABT 1150, probably Windsor, Berkshire, England

Died: BEF 15 Jan 1203/4

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD De WINDSOR

Mother: Alice De MONTGOMERY

Married 1: Catherine De VALOIS

Married 2: Eve De BERMINGHAM (d. BEF Dec 1226) (dau. of Robert De Birmingham) BEF 1190

Children:

1. Maurice FITZGERALD (2º B. Offaly)


Maurice FITZGERALD (2º B. Offaly)

Born: ABT 1190, probably Offaly, Ireland

Acceded: 2 Sep 1232

Died: 1257, Youghal Monastery, Cork, Ireland

Buried: Youghal Monastery, Cork, Ireland

Notes: Justiciar of Ireland. The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.

Father: Gerald FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (1° B. Offaly)

Mother: Eve De BERMINGHAM

Married: Julianne De COGAN (b. ABT 1210)

Children:

1. Gerald FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD

2. Maurice FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (Lord Justice of Ireland)

3. Thomas FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD


Gerald FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD

Born: ABT 1220

Died: 1243, Gascony

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD (2º B. Offaly)

Mother: Julianne De COGAN

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Maurice FITZGERALD (3º B. Offaly)

2. Julianne FITZGERALD


Julianne FITZGERALD

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.

Father: Gerald FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: John De COGAN

Children:

1. John De COGAN

Married 2: John De PENRHYS


Maurice FITZGERALD (3º B. Offaly)

Died: Jul 1268, drowned crossing to Ireland

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.

Father: Gerald FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: Agnes De VALENCE 1266

Children:

1. Gerald FITZGERALD (4º B. Offaly)


Gerald FITZGERALD (4º B. Offaly)

Died: 1287

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD (3º B. Offaly)

Mother: Agnes De VALENCE

Married: Joan De GENEVILLE


Maurice FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (Lord Justice of Ireland)

Born: BET 1228 / 1238, probably Wexford, Ireland

Died: ABT 1286, Ross, Ireland

Notes: Lord Justice of Ireland. The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD (2º B. Offaly)

Mother: Julianne De COGAN

Married: Emmeline De LONGESPEE (b. ABT 1250 - d. ABT 1291) (dau. of Stephen Longespee and Emmeline De Ridelisford) ABT 1266

Children:

1. Julianne FITZGERALD

2. Amabel FITZMAURICE (b. ABT 1270)


Julianne FITZGERALD

Born: ABT 1266

Died: ABT 1300

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.The Complete Peerage vol.V,p701 note h, says her husband heirs name was Thomas.Lord of Inchiquin and Yougal. also The Complete Peerage vol.VII,p.200.

Father: Maurice FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (Lord Justice of Ireland)

Mother: Emmeline De LONGESPEE

Married: Thomas De CLARE (B. Inchiquin/B. Thomond) (d. 1287/88, Ireland) (son of Richard De Clare 2º E. Gloucester and Maud De Lacy) 1275

Children:

1. Gilbert De CLARE (B. Inchiquin/B. Thomond) (b. 1281)

2. Richard De CLARE (B. Inchiquin/B. Thomond) (b. AFT 1281)

3. Maud De CLARE

4. Margaret De CLARE


Thomas FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD

Born: ABT 1229

Died: 1271, Lough Mask Castle, Ballyloughmask, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Notes: One source says died 1260.

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD (2º B. Offaly)

Mother: Julianne De COGAN

Married: Rohesia De St. MICHAEL

Children:

1. John FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD (1° E. Kildare)


John FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD (1° E. Kildare)

Acceded: 14 May 1316

Died: 12 Sep 1316, near Maynooth, Laraghbryan, Ireland

Buried: Church of Friars Minor, Kildare, Ireland

Notes: 5º B. Offaly . The Complete Peerage VII,p.218-221 & p.200.

Father: Thomas FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD

Mother: Rohesia De St. MICHAEL

Married: Blanche ROCHE (dau. of John Roche B. Fermoy)

Children:

1. Gerald FITZGERALD (d. 1303)

2. Thomas FITZGERALD (2° E. Kildare)

3. Joan FITZGERALD


Joan FITZGERALD

Died: BEF 1320

Father: John FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD (1° E. Kildare)

Mother: Blanche ROCHE

Married: Edmund BUTLER (Justiciar and Governor of Ireland) 1302

Children:

1. James BUTLER (1° E. Ormonde)

2. John BUTLER of Clonamelchon


Thomas FITZGERALD (2° E. Kildare)

Born: BEF 1300

Acceded: 1316

Died: 5/9 Apr 1328, Maynooth

Father: John FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD (1° E. Kildare)

Mother: Blanche ROCHE

Married: Joan BURGH (C. Kildare) 16 Aug 1312

Children:

1. John FITZGERALD (d. 1323)

2. Richard FITZGERALD (3° E. Kildare)

3. Maurice FITZGERALD (4° E. Kildare)

4. John FITZGERALD (d. ABT 1383)


Richard FITZGERALD (3° E. Kildare)

Acceded: 1328

Died: 7 Jul 1331

Father: Thomas FITZGERALD (2° E. Kildare)

Mother: Joan BURGH (C. Kildare)


Maurice FITZGERALD (4° E. Kildare)

Born: 1318

Acceded: 1331

Died: 25 Aug 1390

Father: Thomas FITZGERALD (2° E. Kildare)

Mother: Joan BURGH (C. Kildare)

Married: Elizabeth BURGHERSH (b. ABT 1320) (dau. of Sir Bartholomew De Burghersh, B. Burghersh and Elizabeth De Verdon) ABT 1346

Children:

1. Gerald FITZGERALD (5° E. Kildare)

2. John FITZGERALD

3. Thomas FITZGERALD

4. Thomas FITZGERALD


Thomas FITZGERALD

Died: ABT 1395

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD (4° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth BURGHERSH

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Gerald FITZGERALD


Thomas FITZGERALD

Died: 1410

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD (4° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth BURGHERSH

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD (Sir)


William FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD (Sir)

Died: 1443

Father: Thomas FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John FITZWILLIAM FITZGERALD


John FITZWILLIAM FITZGERALD

Died: 1466

Father: William FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Gerrot FITZGERALD of Ballysonan (Sir)


Gerrot FITZGERALD of Ballysonan (Sir)

Died: 1534

Father: John FITZWILLIAM FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. James FITZGERALD


James FITZGERALD

Father: Gerrot FITZGERALD of Ballysonan (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Piers FITZGERALD (Sir)


Piers FITZGERALD (Sir)

Died: 1593

Father: James FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. James FITZGERALD


James FITZGERALD

Died: 1637

Father: Piers FITZGERALD (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Piers FITZGERALD MacTHOMAS


Gerald FITZGERALD (5° E. Kildare)

Acceded: 1390

Died: ABT 1410 /m 13 Oct 1432

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD (4° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth BURGHERSH

Married 1: Margaret ROCHEFORD

Married 2: Agnes DARCY (C. Kildare) BEF 1398

Children:

1. Elizabeth (Joan) FITZGERALD (C. Ormonde)

2. Richard FITZGERALD


Elizabeth (Joan) FITZGERALD (C. Ormonde)

Born: BEF 1398

Died: 6 Aug 1452

Father: Gerald FITZGERALD (5° E. Kildare)

Mother: Agnes DARCY (C. Kildare)

Married 1: John GREY (5° B. Grey of Codnor)

Married 2: James BUTLER (4º E. Ormonde) 1432


Richard FITZGERALD

Father: Gerald FITZGERALD (5° E. Kildare)

Mother: Agnes DARCY (C. Kildare)

Married: Joan CASTLEMARTIN

Children:

1. Anne FITZGERALD


Anne FITZGERALD

Father: Richard FITZGERALD

Mother: Joan CASTLEMARTIN

Married: Christopher PLUNKET (1º B. Dunsany)


John FITZGERALD

Father: Maurice FITZGERALD (4° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth BURGHERSH

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John FITZGERALD (6° E. Kildare)


John FITZGERALD (6° E. Kildare)

Acceded: 1432

Died: 17 Oct 1427

Father: John FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret De La HERPE

Children:

1. Thomas FITZGERALD (7° E. Kildare)

2. John FITZGERALD


Thomas FITZGERALD (7° E. Kildare)

Acceded: 1456

Died: 27 Nov 1477 / 25 Mar 1478

Father: John FITZGERALD (6° E. Kildare)

Mother: Margaret De La HERPE

Married: Jane FITZGERALD (C. Kildare)

Children:

1. Gerald Garret Mor FITZGERALD (8° E. Kildare)

2. Eleanor FITZGERALD

3. James FITZGERALD

4. Thomas FITZGERALD (Sir) (d. 1487)


Eleanor FITZGERALD

Died: 1497

Father: Thomas FITZGERALD (7° E. Kildare)

Mother: Jane FITZGERALD (C. Kildare)

Married: Conn O'NÉILL


Gerald Garret Mor FITZGERALD (8° E. Kildare)

Acceded: 1478

Died: ABT 3 Sep 1513

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas FITZGERALD (7° E. Kildare)

Mother: Jane FITZGERALD (C. Kildare)

Married 1: Alison FITZEUSTACE

Children:

1. Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

2. Margaret FITZGERALD (C. Ormonde)

3. Elizabeth FITZGERALD

4. Eleanor FITZGERALD

Married 2: Elizabeth St. JOHN (C. Kildare)

Children:

5. James FITZGERALD of Leixlip (Sir)

6. Oliver FITZGERALD (d. 3 Feb 1537)

7. Richard FITZGERALD of Fassaroe (d. 3 Feb 1537)

8. John FITZGERALD (Sir) (d. 3 Feb 1537)

9. Walter FITZGERALD


Elizabeth FITZGERALD

Born: ABT 1478, Kildare, Ireland

Father: Gerald Garret Mor FITZGERALD (8° E. Kildare)

Mother: Alison FITZEUSTACE

Married: Christopher FLEMING (8° B. Slane) (son of James Fleming, 7° B. Slane, and Elizabeth Welles) ABT 1504

Children:

1. Eleanor FLEMING

2. Catherine FLEMING (m. Christopher Barnewall)

3. James FLEMING ( 9° B. Slane) (b. 1507/8 - d. BEF 4, Nov 1573) (m.1 Alice Fitzgerald - m.2 Ellis Plunkett)


Eleanor FITZGERALD

Born: ABT 1482

Died: AFT 1541

Notes: as a widow, Lady Eleanor MacCarthy, sheltered her nephew, Gerald Fitzgerald, future E. of Kildare, who had escaped from Kilbrittain Castle with the aid of a priest. Five of her brothers and another nephew were executed in England on 3 Feb 1537. In order to protect young Gerald, who was only twelve years old, Eleanor married Manus O’Donnell, around Jun 1538, making that protection an article of their marriage settlement. For a time, O’Donnell led the Geraldine league in defense of Fitzgerald rights in Ireland, but by 1540 he was in secret negotiations with England and Eleanor, fearing betrayal, spirited Gerald away to France. One of the livelier accounts has her telling O’Donnell she’d never have married him if not for her need to protect Gerald and calling him a “clownish curmudgeon”. Manus submitted to the English in 1541. Although another account has O’Donnell, while imprisoned in Lifford Castle from 1548-1554, writing love poetry to his estranged wife, it seems likely that Eleanor had died by then. According to the Oxford DNB, O’Donnell married four times and another of his wives, Margaret MacDonald, died in 1544. Since Manus married Eleanor before that date, it seems logical to assume that she died at some point between 1540 and 1544. However, other sources indicate an annulment by mutual consent, which would allow remarriage and leave Eleanor's date of death in doubt. O’Donnell had numerous children, but probably none by Eleanor.

Father: Gerald Garret Mor FITZGERALD (8° E. Kildare)

Mother: Alison FITZEUSTACE

Married 1: Donough McCARTHY REAGH of Carbery

Married 2: Manus O’DONNELL (b. 1500 - d. 9 Feb 1564) ABT Jun 1538


Margaret FITZGERALD (C. Ormonde)

Died: 9 Aug 1542

Buried: St. Canice, Kilkenny, Ireland

Notes: played an active role in legal matters concerning her family and the Ormond estate and was sole executor of the will of her husband, Piers Butler, 8th E. of Ormond and 1st E. of Ossory. In the seventeenth century, Margaret and her husband were credited with having brought civilization to Tipperary and Kilkenny. Margaret in particular was a patron of both schools and craftsmen.

Father: Gerald Garret Mor FITZGERALD (8° E. Kildare)

Mother: Alison FITZEUSTACE

Married: Piers BUTLER (8° E. Ormonde) ABT 1485

Children:

1. James BUTLER (9° E. Ormonde)

2. Margaret BUTLER

3. Thomas BUTLER

4. Richard BUTLER (1° V. Mountgarret)

5. Edmund BUTLER (Archbishop of Cashel)

6. Catherine BUTLER (C. Desmond)

7. Joan BUTLER

8. Helen BUTLER (C. Thomond)

9. Eleanor BUTLER


James FITZGERALD of Leixlip (Sir)

Died: 3 Feb 1537

Father: Gerald Garret Mor FITZGERALD (8° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth St. JOHN (C. Kildare)

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Maurice FITZJAMES FITZGERALD (d. 1547)

2. Henry FITZJAMES FITZGERALD (d. 1547)


Walter FITZGERALD

Died: 3 Feb 1537

Father: Gerald Garret Mor FITZGERALD (8° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth St. JOHN (C. Kildare)

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Maurice FITZGERALD of Glassely


Maurice FITZGERALD of Glassely

Father: Walter FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Walter Riabhach FITZGERALD (d. 1597)


Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

Born: 1493

Acceded: 1513

Died: 2 Sep 1534

Notes: lord deputy of Ireland, dies in the Tower of London, after being imprisoned on corruption charges.

Father: Gerald Garret Mor FITZGERALD (8° E. Kildare)

Mother: Alison FITZEUSTACE

Married 1: Elizabeth ZOUCHE (C. Kildare)

Children:

1. Thomas 'Silken Thomas' FITZGERALD (10° E. Kildare)

2. Mary FITZGERALD

3. Catherine FITZGERALD

4. Alice FITZGERALD

Married 2: Elizabeth GREY (C. Kildare)

Children:

5. Gerald FITZGERALD (11° E. Kildare)

6. Edward FITZGERALD

7. Thomas FITZGERALD

8. Elizabeth FITZGERALD (C. Lincoln) ("Fair Geraldine")


Alice FITZGERALD

Born: ABT 1508

Died: ABT May 1540

Notes: in Dec 1526, Alice accompanied her father to the English court and they later stayed at the Duke of Norfolk’s house at Newington. Inquires were being made into his conduct as lord deputy. While in England, Alice married her cousin, James Fleming, 9th Baron Slane. She returned to Ireland without her father in Aug 1528. Later charges of treason against the Earl indicated that on 8 Jul 1528, he sent her home with orders to stir up trouble for the new lord deputy. Apparently she did so, for she had to be pardoned for “treasons and conspiracies with Irish rebels” in Jun 1529. Her husband was known as “Black James” and was one of the heroes of the battle of Bellahoe (1539). Alice was not the Lady Slane still found in records for Jul 1561. That was probably Slane’s second wife, Ellis (or Elizabeth) Plunkett, married at some point after 1540 and still alive in 1580 when Queen Elizabeth imprisoned her in the Tower of London for “disobedience”. 

Father: Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth ZOUCHE (C. Kildare)

Married: James FLEMING (9° B. Slane) (b. 1507/8 - d. BEF 4, Nov 1573) (son of Christopher Fleming, 8° B. Slane, and Elizabeth Fitzgerald) (m.2 Ellis Plunkett)


Mary FITZGERALD

Died: ABT 1596

Notes: her husband was a rebel, espousing the Geraldine cause. Her father died a prisoner in England and her brother Thomas and five of her uncles were executed in England on 3 Feb 1537. In 1539, Mary gave shelter to her young half brother, Gerald, later E. of Kildare, before sending him to their aunt, Eleanor Fitzgerald, for safety. Mary's husband was imprisoned in the Marshalsea in London from 1548-1554. Their daughter Margaret went to England and helped negotiate his release. He returned to England, with Gerald Fitzgerald, and at that time he was restored as Earl of Kildare, called The Wizard Earl. Little is known of Mary’s widowhood, but in 1582 her son Cathal killed a man and was forced to flee Ireland. He went first to Scotland and then to Spain, where he took the name Don Carlos. At some point, Mary joined him there. In Nov 1596, Cathal attempted to return to Ireland with his mother, wife, and family. He drowned when shipwrecked en route. One presumes that the other members of his family also perished, although the records do not bother to say.

Father: Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth ZOUCHE (C. Kildare)

Married: Brian MacCathaoir O´CONNOR (King of Uí Failghe) (d. AFT 1559) BEF 1526

Children:

1. Conn MacBriain O´CONNOR

2. Ruaidhrí MacBriain O´CONNOR

3. Donnchadh MacBriain O´CONNOR (d. 1558)

4. Cormac MacBriain O´CONNOR (d. AFT 1573)

5. Cathaoir MacBriain O´CONNOR

6. An Calbhach MacBriain O´CONNOR

7. Art MacBriain O´CONNOR

8. Cathal MacBriain O´CONNOR (b. 1540- d. 1596)

9. Margaret MacBriain O´CONNOR 

10. Son MacBriain O´CONNOR 

11. Dau. MacBriain O´CONNOR 


Catherine FITZGERALD

Father: Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth ZOUCHE (C. Kildare)

Married: Jenico PRESTON (3º V. Gormanston)

Children:

1. Elizabeth PRESTON

2. Christopher PRESTON (4° V. Gormanston) (m. Catherine Fitzwilliam)

3. Mary PRESTON (m. Michael Fitzwilliam)

4. Martin PRESTON (m. Alison Herbert)

5. Nicholas PRESTON

6. Ellen PRESTON

7. Jenet PRESTON

8. Catherine PRESTON


Thomas 'Silken Thomas' FITZGERALD (10° E. Kildare)

Born: ABT 1513

Acceded: 1534

Died: 3 Feb 1537

Notes: known as "Silken Thomas" because of the silk fringes on the helmets of his horsemen. Attainted 1536. Rebels against England as a protest against Henry VIII's treatment of his father. Was declared a "rebel" after receiving a report that his father, who had been summoned to England, had been executed and plans had been made to assassinate himself and his uncles. His father Gerald (or Garett) Mor, 9th Earl of Kildare, was, in fact, stlill alive but died of grief when told that Thomas had been excommunicated for ordering the execution of Archbishop Allen. During his revolt, Dublin Castle is besieged and Fitzgerald (now 10th earl of Kildare) offers his allegiance to the Pope instead of to the 'schismatic' Henry. Despite Thomas Cromwell's attempts to undermine his influence, it takes about a year to control the revolt. On 23 Mar 1535, Kildare's army is crushed at Maynooth Castle, County Kildare. In Aug, he surrenders and is executed for treason on 3 Feb 1537 along with five of his uncles.

Father: Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth ZOUCHE (C. Kildare)

Married: Frances FORTESCUE


Elizabeth FITZGERALD (C. Lincoln) ("Fair Geraldine")

Born: 1528, Maynooth, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland

Died: Mar 1589, Lincoln Chapel

Buried: St. George'S Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth GREY (C. Kildare)

Married 1: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight) AFT 1540

Married 2: Edward CLINTON FIENNES (1° E. Lincoln) 1 Oct 1552, Sempringham, Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England


Gerald FITZGERALD (11° E. Kildare)

Born: 25 Feb 1525

Acceded: 1554

Died: 16 Nov 1585

Buried: Kildare, Co Kildare, Ireland

Notes: The Wizard Earl. Was only ten years old when his brother Thomas was arrested and because his uncles had all been executed by the English government, he was the only survivng heir to the Earldom of Kildare. Fearing for his life, Thomas Leverous, a priest, and Gerald's relatives James Delahide and Lady Mary O'Conor kept him concealed. With the assistance of Shane O'Neil, Earl of Tyrone and James Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond, he was eventually sent to France until such time as he could return. Those who assisted became known as the "Geraldine League". One of the reasons for the King's intense jealousy and anxiety regarding the Geraldines, both the Kildares and Desmonds,  becomes apparent in a letter written to Cromwell in 1538: "I ensure your Lordship that his English Pale, except the towens, and a very few of the possessioners, bee too affectionat to the Geraldynes, that for kynrede, maryage, fostering, and adhering as followers, they coveite moore to see a Geraldyn to reigne and triumphe, than to see God come emonges theym..."

Father: Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth GREY (C. Kildare)

Married: Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare) 28 May 1554

Children:

1. Elizabeth (Eveleen) FITZGERALD

2. Gerald FITZGERALD (B. Offaley)

3. Henry "Na Tuagh" FITZGERALD (12° E. Kildare)

4. William FITZGERALD (13° E. Kildare)

5. Mary FITZGERALD (B. Delvin)


Elizabeth (Eveleen) FITZGERALD

Died: 12 Jan 1617

Father: Gerald FITZGERALD (11° E. Kildare)

Mother: Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare)

Married: Donnchadh macConchobhair O'BRIEN (4° E. Thomond) AFT 6 Nov 1585

Children:

1. Henry macDonnchadha O'BRIEN (5° E. Thomond) (b. ABT 1588) (m. Mary Brereton)

2. Barnabas macDonnchadha O'BRIEN (6° E. Thomond) (b. ABT 1590)


Mary FITZGERALD (B. Delvin)

Father: Gerald FITZGERALD (11° E. Kildare)

Mother: Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare)

Married: Christopher NUGENT (3º B. Delvin)

Children:

1. Mabel NUGENT


Gerald FITZGERALD (B. Offaley)

Born: 28 Dec 1559, Maynooth

Died: Jun 1580 / 16 Nov 1585

Buried: St.Alban's Abbey, Herts.

Father: Gerald FITZGERALD (11° E. Kildare)

Mother: Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare)

Married: Catherine KNOLLYS (B. Offaley) Oct 1578

Children:

1. Lettice FITZGERALD (B. Offaley)


Lettice FITZGERALD (B. Offaley)

Died: 1 Dec 1658

Father: Gerald FITZGERALD (B. Offaley)

Mother: Catherine KNOLLYS (B. Offaley)

Married: Robert DIGBY of Coleshill (Sir) (d. 24 May 1614) (son of Sir George Digby of Coleshill and Abigail Heveningham) 1600 


Henry "Na Tuagh" FITZGERALD (12° E. Kildare)

Born: 1562

Acceded: 1585

Died: 1 Aug/30 Sep 1597, Drogheda

Buried: Kildare Cathedral

Notes: in 1582 Gerald's estates were placed under sequestration and father and son were imprisoned in the tower of London and released in Jun 1583. Henry succeeded his father to the title and became 12th Earl of Kildare. He was probably related to the well known Fitzgerald family, the knights of Glin. Queen Elizabeth desired the lord deputy to exchange some of the crown lands with Henry, Earl of Kildare, for the castle and lands of Carlow in 1589.

Father: Gerald FITZGERALD (11° E. Kildare)

Mother: Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare)

Married: Frances HOWARD (C. Kildare/B. Cobham) BEF 22 Feb 1590

Children:

1. Bridget FITZGERALD

2. Elizabeth FITZGERALD


Bridget FITZGERALD

Born: BEF 1597

Father: Henry "Na Tuagh" FITZGERALD (12° E. Kildare)

Mother: Frances HOWARD (C. Kildare/B. Cobham)

Married 1: ¿? (1° E. Tyrconnell) (d. BEF 1646) 1605

Married 2: Nicholas BARNEWALL (1° V. Kingslan) (b. 1592-d. 20 Aug 1663) (son of Sir Patrick Barnewall and Mary Bagenal)


William FITZGERALD (13° E. Kildare)

Died: ABT Apr 1599

Father: Gerald FITZGERALD (11° E. Kildare)

Mother: Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare)


Edward FITZGERALD

Born: ABT 1528

Died: 1597

Father: Gerald 'Gearóig óg' FITZGERALD (9° E. Kildare)

Mother: Elizabeth GREY (C. Kildare)

Married: Agnes LEIGH

Children:

1. Gerald FITZGERALD (14° E. Kildare)

2. Thomas FITZGERALD


Gerald FITZGERALD (14° E. Kildare)

Acceded: 1599

Died: 11 Feb 1612

Father: Edward FITZGERALD

Mother: Agnes LEIGH

Married: Elizabeth NUGENT

Children:

1. Gerald FITZGERALD (15° E. Kildare)


Thomas FITZGERALD

Father: Edward FITZGERALD

Mother: Agnes LEIGH

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. George FITZGERALD (16° E. Kildare)



Alexander FITZGERALD

Died: 1178

Father: Robert FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: Alice De MESCHINES (dau. of Robert De Meschines, Lord of Romeli) (w. of William Fitzduncan, E. Moray)

Children:

1. Henry FITZGERALD

2. Warine FITZGERALD


Henry FITZGERALD

Died: ABT 1175

Notes: Chamberlain to King Henry II of England.

Father: Alexander FITZGERALD

Mother: Alice De MESCHINES

Married: Matilda De CHENEY

Children:

1. Henry FITZGERALD of Dudington

2. Warine FITZGERALD


Warine FITZGERALD

Died: 1216, DSP

Father: Henry FITZGERALD

Mother: Matilda De CHENEY

Married: Alice De COURCY


Henry FITZGERALD of Dudington

Died: AFT 1217

Notes: Chamberlain to King Henry II of England.

Father: Henry FITZGERALD

Mother: Matilda De CHENEY

Married 1: Ermentrude De FERRERS

Married 2: Ermentruda TALBOT

Children:

1. Alice FITZGERALD


Alice FITZGERALD

Died: AFT 1270, probably Kingston Lisle, Sparholt, Berkshire, England

Father: Henry FITZGERALD of Dudington

Mother: Ermentrude De FERRERS / Ermentruda TALBOT

Married: Robert De LISLE (d. AFT 1259) BEF 1240

Children:

1. Gerard De LISLE (Sir) (d. BET 1287 / 1288)



Catherine FITZGERALD

Born: ABT 1330

Father: Robert FITZGERALD

Mother: ¿?

Married: William DARCY (Sir Knight) ABT 1350, Allen, Kildare, Ireland

Children:

1. John DARCY



Catherine FITZGERALD

Married 1: Edward VILLIERS

Children:

1. Harriet VILLIERS (Lady Grandison)

Married 2: William STEWART (Gen.)


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