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Emmeline FitzGerald (de Longespée)

Also Known As: "Emeline"
Birthplace: Ulster, Ireland
Death: Died in Ross, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Stephen de Longespée, Earl of Salisbury and Emmeline de Ridelsford, Countess of Ulster
Wife of Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly
Mother of Maurice FitzMaurice Fitzgerald, Lord Offaly and Aimee de clare
Sister of Ela de Longespee; Margaret de Longespée and Ida de Longespée
Half sister of Mary (Maud, Matilda) de Lacy and Egidia de Lacy

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About Emmeline FitzGerald


Emeline de Longespée

    Emeline de Longespée is the daughter of Stephen Longespée and Emeline de Ridelsford. She married Sir Maurice fitz Maurice, son of Maurice fitz Gerald, 2nd Baron of Offaly and Juliane (?).1

Child of Emeline de Longespée and Sir Maurice fitz Maurice

   * Juliana FitzMaurice+ b. c 1249, d. c 1300


  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VII, page 200. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.


  • Marie Prendergrast

born before 1195 Douglas, Cork, Ireland


  • Gerald de Prendergast

born before 1175 Douglas, Cork, Ireland






  • Sir John de Cogan

born about 1169 Glamorgan, Wales or Brampton, Devonshire, England


  • Juliana (Johanna?) de Cogan born 1190?

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source:


ancestry.com -------------------- Maud de Prendergast, Lady of Offaly (17 March 1242- before 1273)[1], was a Norman-Irish noblewoman, the first wife of Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly, Justiciar of Ireland, and the mother of his two daughters, Juliana FitzGerald and Amabel.[2] Maud was a descendant of Strongbow, the Irish kings of Leinster and Thomond, and Brian Boru. Her own descendants included most of the medieval noble families of England. She married three times; Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly was her third husband.

Contents [hide]

1 Family

2 Marriages and issue

3 Ancestry

4 References

[edit] Family

Maud was born in Ireland on 17 March 1242, the daughter of Sir Gerald de Prendergast of Beauvoir (died 1251), and his second wife, who was one of the daughters of Richard Mor de Burgh and Egidia de Lacy. Maud had an elder half-sister, Marie de Prendergast from her father's first marriage to Maud Walter. Marie was the wife of Sir John de Cogan by whom she had issue. Maud's paternal grandparents were Philip de Prendergast, Lord of Enniscorthy, Constable of Leinster, and Maud de Quincy, a granddaughter of Strongbow, through the latter's illegitimate daughter Basilie de Clare who married Robert de Quincy, Constable of Leinster. Her great-grandfather, Maurice de Prendergast, Lord Prendergast had played a prominent part in the Cambro-Norman invasion of Ireland led by Strongbow, and was rewarded with much land in counties Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Mayo, Wicklow, and Cork. Her maternal great-grandparents were William de Burgh and More O'Brien; Walter de Lacy, Lord of Trim and Margaret de Braose.

[edit] Marriages and issue

When she was a young child, Maud married firstly David FitzMaurice, who died by 17 March 1249, which was her seventh birthday; her second husband was Maurice de Rochford. Between 1258 and 28 October 1259, following Maurice de Rochford's death which occurred sometime before May 1258, she married her third and last husband, Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly, Justiciar of Ireland (1238-1286). He was the son of Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Lord of Offaly and Juliana.

Together Maurice and Maud had two daughters:

Juliana FitzGerald (c.1263 Dublin, Ireland - 24 September 1300), married firstly Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond, by whom she had four children; she married secondly Nicholas Avenel; she married thirdly Adam de Cretynges.

Amabel FitzGerald, married, but was childless.

Maud died on an unknown date. In 1273, her husband Maurice married his second wife, Emmeline Longespee (1252- 1291) but fathered no children by her.[3]

Maud de Prendergast was an ancestress of most of the medieval noble families of England. Queen consort Anne Boleyn was one of her many notable descendants.

[edit] Ancestry

[hide]v • d • eAncestors of Maud de Prendergast, Lady of Offaly


 de Prendergast 

 Maurice de Prendergast, Lord Prendergast   

 Philip de Prendergast, Lord of Enniscorthy   

 N. N. FitzGerald   

 Sir Gerald de Prendergast   

 Saer I de Quincy 

 Robert de Quincy   

 Matilda de St. Liz 

 Maud de Quincy   

 Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke "Strongbow" 

 Basilie de Clare   

 Unnamed mistress 

 Maud de Prendergast   

 Walter de Burgh "FitzAdelm" 

 William de Burgh   

 Joan Ponchard 

 Richard Mor de Burgh   

 Donough More O'Brien, King of Thomand 

 More O' Brien   

 Orlachan MacMurrough of Leinster 

 N.N de Burgh   

 Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath 

 Walter de Lacy, Lord of Trim   

 Rohese of Monmouth 

 Egidia de Lacy   

 William de Braose, 7th Baron Abergavenny 

 Margaret de Braose   

 Maud de St. Valery 

[edit] References

1.^ Douglas Richardson, Gen-Medieval Archives, retrieved 4 September 2009

2.^ The Complete Peerage, Vol.VII, p.200

3.^ note:The Complete Peerage, Vol.VII, p.200 confirms what many genealogists, including Douglas Richardson have now since established: namely that Maurice FitzGerald and Emmeline Longespee did not have children together contrary to prior belief that she was the mother of his daughters. In point of fact, Emmeline's heiress was Maud La Zouche, Baroness Holland, who was a granddaughter of her elder sister, Ela Longespee, which proves that Emmeline did not bear any children.

Douglas Richardson, Gen-Medieval Archives, retrieved 4 September 2009

The Complete Peerage, Vol. VII, p.200

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Emmeline FitzGerald's Timeline

Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
Ulster, Ireland
Age 2
Age 26
Age 41
Ross, Ireland
December 4, 1934
Age 41
December 4, 1934
Age 41
December 14, 1972
Age 41
December 14, 1972
Age 41
December 14, 1972
Age 41