|Nicknames:||"Maurice the Bald", "Maurice Mael"|
|Death:||Died in Ross, Clare, Ireland|
|Occupation:||Lord Justice of Ireland, Justiciar of Ireland, Lord of Offaly in Ireland, Sir/Judiciar of Ireland, 3rd Baron Offaly, Soldier|
|Managed by:||Jacqueli Finley|
About Maurice FitzGerald
Maurice fitz Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland. He was the son of Maurice FitzGerald, Justiciar of Ireland and Juliane de Cogan.1 Maurice fitz Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland married Maud de Prendergast, daughter of Gerald de Prendergast of Beauvoir and N. N. de Burgh, between 1258 and 28 October 1259; His 1st. Her 3rd.2,3 Maurice fitz Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland was the successor of James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland; Justiciar of Ireland.4 Annales Hiberniae 1264: "Mauritius filius Geraldi, et Mauritius, filius Mauritii, ceperunt Ricardum de Capella, Justitiarium, et Theobaldum Butler, et Johannem Cogan, apud Castellum Dermont."4 Maurice fitz Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland married Emmaline Longespée, daughter of Stephen, 4th Earl of Salisbury and Emmeline de Ridelisford, circa 1266 at Ireland; His 2nd. 3rd cousins, 1x removed.5 Annales Hiberniae 1272: "Interficitur justitiarius Jacobus Audley, lapsus ab equo in Thothomomia, cui successit Mauritius Mauritii."4 Justiciar of Ireland in 1272.4 Maurice fitz Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland was the predecessor of Geoffroy de Joinville, seigneur de Vaucouleurs; Justiciar of Ireland.6,4 Arms: Argent, a saltire gules.7 Maurice fitz Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland died in 1286.
http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/IRELAND.htm on this family:
GERALD FitzMaurice, son of MAURICE FitzGerald & his [first/second] wife --- (-1203). The Expugnatio Hibernica names "duo Mauricii filii, Giraldus et Alexander". Baron of Offaly. The Annales Cambriæ record the death in 1200 of "Geraldus filius Mauricii" in Ireland.
m () as her first husband, EVE, daughter of [ROBERT de Bermingham & his wife ---] (-). She married secondly Geoffrey FitzRobert, and thirdly Geoffrey de Marsh.
Gerald & his wife had one child:
1. MAURICE FitzGerald (-1257). Baron of Offaly. m JULIANA, daughter of ---. Maurice & his wife had four children:
a) GERALD FitzMaurice (-1243). m ---. The name of Gerald´s wife is not known. Gerald & his wife had two children:
i) MAURICE FitzGerald (-1268). Baron of Offaly. m firstly ---. m secondly as her first husband, AGNES de Valence Dame de Danfalize, daughter of WILLIAM de Lusignan "de Valence" Seigneur de Valence Lord of Pembroke & his wife Joan Munchensy. She married secondly Hugh Balliol Baron of Bywell, and thirdly Jean d'Avesnes Seigneur de Beaumont. Maurice & his [first/second] wife had one child:
(a) GERALD FitzMaurice (-1287). Baron of Offaly. m JOAN de Joinville, daughter of GEOFFREY de Joinville (Geneville], Justiciar of Ireland & his wife Matilda de Lacy.
ii) JULIANA (-after 1309). m JOHN de Cogan (1243-1275).
b) MAURICE FitzMaurice (-1286). m firstly as her second husband, MATILDA, widow of MAURICE de Rocheford, daughter of GERALD de Prendergast & his wife ---. m secondly EMMELINE de Longespee, daughter of STEPHEN Longuespee [Seneschal of Gascony, Justiciar of Ireland] & his wife Emmeline de Rydeleford. The Book of Lacock names “Elam de la Souch…Emelinam” as the children of “Stephanus Lungespee” and his wife “Emelinam comitissam de Ulton”, adding that Emeline married “Mauritio filio Mauritii”. Maurice & his first wife had one child:
i) AMABEL . m ANDREW Avenel .
Maurice & his second wife had one child:
ii) JULIANA . m firstly THOMAS de Clare Lord of Thomond, son of RICHARD de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hertford & his wife Matilda de Lacy (-1287). m secondly NICHOLAS Avenel .
c) DAVID FitzMaurice .
d) THOMAS FitzMaurice (-Ballyloughmask, co. Mayo 1271). m ---. The name of Thomas´s wife is not known. Thomas & his wife had one child:
i) JOHN FitzThomas (-Laraghbryan, near Maynooth 12 Sep 1316, bur Kildare, Church of the Friars Minor). Baron of Offaly. He was created Earl of Kildare in 1316.
Sir Maurice fitz Maurice1
M, #3573, d. before 10 November 1286
Last Edited=16 Aug 2009
Sir Maurice fitz Maurice was the son of Maurice fitz Gerald, 2nd Baron of Offaly and Juliane (?)
. He married, secondly, Emeline de Longespée, daughter of Stephen Longespée and Emeline de Ridelsford.
He married, firstly, Matilda de Prendergast, daughter of Gerald de Prendergast and Matilda de Burgh.
He died before 10 November 1286 at Ross, County Wexford, Ireland.
Sir Maurice fitz Maurice held the office of Lord Justice [Ireland].
1 Sir Maurice fitz Maurice also went by the nick-name of Maurice 'Mael' (or in English, 'the Bald').
Child of Sir Maurice fitz Maurice
Child of Sir Maurice fitz Maurice and Matilda de Prendergast
Child of Sir Maurice fitz Maurice and Emeline de Longespée
1.Juliana FitzMaurice+1 b. c 1249, d. c 1300
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Maurice FitzMaurice Compact Disc #71 Pin #462540 Pedigree
Death: 1286 Ross,Herfordshire,England
Father: Maurice FitzGerald Disc #71 Pin #462551
Mother: Juliana de Cogan Disc #71 Pin #462552
Spouse: Emmeline de Longespee Disc #71 Pin #462541
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Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly (1238- before 10 November 1286), was a Norman-Irish peer, soldier, and Justiciar of Ireland from 1272 to 1273.
2 Marriages and issue
4 External links
He was born in 1238 in Wexford, Ireland, one of the sons of Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Lord of Offaly and Juliana, whose surname is unknown. He had three brothers, Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald (died 1243), Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald (died 1271), David FitzMaurice FitzGerald (died without issue). Maurice was known by the nickname of Maurice Mael (in English bald). He succeeded as 3rd Lord of Offaly on 20 May 1257, upon the death of his father at Youghal Monastery, bypassing the rightful heir to the barony, his nephew Maurice (died 1268), son of his elder brother, Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald who had died in 1243.
In May 1262, he was among the chief magnates in Ireland summoned to inform King Henry III of England and his son Prince Edward about conditions in the country. He was summoned again in June 1265. Maurice was appointed Justiciar of Ireland on 23 June 1272 following the accidental death of his predecessor, James de Audley on 11 June of that year; his father had served in the same capacity from 1232 to 1245. Maurice himself held the post until September 1273, when he was succeeded by Sir Geoffrey de Geneville, Seigneur de Vaucouleurs.
He held four knight's fees in both Lea and Geashill from Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore who had inherited them from his wife, Maud de Braose.
In 1276, he led a force of men from Connacht against the Irish clans of County Wicklow. Maurice's contingent joined the main army of Normans jointly commanded by his son-in-law, Thomas de Clare, Lord of Inchiquin and Youghal who had been made Lord of Thomond earlier that same year, and Sir Geoffrey de Geneville, Maurice's successor as Justiciar of Ireland. The Normans under Lords Thomond and Justiciar de Geneville attacked the Irish at Glenmalure, but were defeated and suffered heavy losses.
 Marriages and issue
Sometime between May 1258 and 28 October 1259, he married his first wife, Maud de Prendergast, a daughter of Sir Gerald de Prendergast of Beauvoir and an unnamed daughter of Richard Mor de Burgh. Together he 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, and thirdly, Adam de Cretynges.
Amabel FitzGerald, married but died childless.
Maurice was Maud's third husband. She died on an unknown date. In 1273, Maurice married his second wife, Emmeline Longespee (1252- 1291), daughter of Stephen Longespee and Emmeline de Ridelsford. His marriage to Emmeline was childless, and the latter's property was inherited by Maud La Zouche, Baroness Holland, who was the granddaughter of Emmeline's elder sister, Ela Longespee.
Maurice died sometime before 10 November 1286 at Ross, County Wexford. As he did not have any sons, he was succeeded by his nephew John FitzGerald, who would be created 1st Earl of Kildare on 14 May 1316. John was the son of his brother Thomas by Rohesia de St. Michael.
2.^ Note:Gerald's son, Maurice who drowned in the Irish Channel in July 1268, was the rightful successor to his grandfather, the 2nd Lord of Offaly, and after Maurice, came his own son, Gerald (born February 1265). Gerald himself married Joan de Geneville, daughter of the Justiciar, and died childless in battle on 29 August 1287.
3.^ Calendar of Documents., Ire. 125-84, p. 467
4.^ Annette J. Otway-Ruthven, A History of Medieval Ireland, p. 202, Google Books, retrieved on 11-11-2009
5.^ The Complete Peerage, Volume II, p.200
The Complete Peerage, Volume II, p.200
Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Ireland
Peerage of Ireland
Maurice FitzGerald Lord of Offaly
1257-1286 Succeeded by
John FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Kildare
James de Audley Justiciar of Ireland
1272-1273 Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey de Geneville
 External links
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_FitzGerald,_3rd_Lord_of_Offaly"
Categories: Irish nobility | 1238 births | 1286 deaths | Irish soldiers | 13th-century Irish people | FitzGerald family
Sir Maurice fitz Maurice1
M, #3573, d. 1286
Last Edited=4 Jan 2009
Sir Maurice fitz Maurice is the son of Maurice fitz Gerald, 2nd Baron of Offaly and Juliane (?).2 He married Emeline de Longespée, daughter of Stephen Longespée and Emeline de Ridelsford.2 He died in 1286.2
Sir Maurice fitz Maurice held the office of Lord Justice [Ireland].1
Children of Sir Maurice fitz Maurice and Emeline de Longespée
Annabel FitzMaurice 2
Juliana FitzMaurice+ b. c 1249, d. c 13001
[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 I, page 149. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VII, page 200. -------------------- Lord Justice of Ireland
Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly's Timeline
Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
1249-1263; Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
June 23, 1272
- September, 1273
December 10, 1286
Ross, Clare, Ireland