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Maurice fitz Gerald

Male Abt 1190 - 1257  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Maurice fitz Gerald  [1
    Born Abt 1190  of Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1194  of Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 1257  Youghal, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Youghal, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Person ID I6  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2018 

    Father Gerald fitz Maurice,   b. Bef 1150, of Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Jan 1204  (Age < 54 years) 
    Mother Eve de Bermingham,   d. Abt 1225 
    Family ID F4091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Juliane 
    Children 
    +1. Maurice fitz Maurice,   b. Abt 1238,   d. Bef 2 Sep 1277  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F6195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Justiciar of Ireland.

      "He was knighted in July 1217. As Maurice FitzGerald, lord of Lea, the younger, he was one of the formal witnesses to a covenant of dower made in the great church of Naas in Mar. 1227. In Oct. 1229 he was summoned to London, to accompany the King's expedition to Poitou and Gascony. He was appointed Justiciar of Ireland 2 (or 4) Sep. 1232. His good fame was damaged in 1234 by the report that it was he who (ultimately -- because the wounded Earl was in his care) contrived the death of Richard (Marshal), Earl of Pembroke. In Feb. 1234/5 the King wrote criticising FitzGerald's proceedings in office. He was several times summoned to England as Justiciar, to give counsel upon the affairs of Ireland. In 1245 he laid the foundations of Sligo Castle; and on 4 Nov. of that year was superseded in office by the appointment of John FitzGeoffrey. The King appears afterwards to have regretted the loss of a councillor saved by distance from partisanship on the sore question of his foreign favourites. In 1250 FitzGerald was a commissioner of the Treasury, and of the Council. In Jan. and Feb. 1250/1 he was at Court in England. In Jan. 1253/4 he received an urgent summons from the King. He is said to have m. Juliane. He d. in 1257, at the monastery of Youghal, which he had founded, and was bur. there." [Complete Peerage]

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013., for identity.

    2. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    3. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    5. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.