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About Alice de Montgomery

Name: Amice De Montgomery 1

Sex: F

Death: Deceased 1

Marriage 1 Maurice "The Invader" Fitzgerald Of Winsor b: ABT 1100 in Castle Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales


Title: JohnFaye (8 Jun 05).FTW


Media: Other

Text: Date of Import: 27 Jun 2005

Name: Alice De Montgomery 1

Sex: F

Birth: ABT 1115 in Munster, Ireland 1

Death: Deceased 1

Marriage 1 Maurice "The Invader" Fitzgerald Of Winsor b: ABT 1100 in Castle Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales


Gerald FitzMaurice Fitzgerald b: ABT 1150 in Windsor, Berkshire, England


Alice de Montgomery

Alice was the daughter of Arnulph de Montgomery. Arnulph was the fourth son of Roger de Montgomery, who led the center of the Norman army at the Battle of Hastings.

Roger took his name from the castle Sainte Foi de Montgomery in the diocese of Lisieux in Normandy. (Another branch of the Montgomery family took its name from Saint Germain de Montgomery in Calvados).40 The legendary progenitor of the Montgomery family was named Gomer:

"who brought his legions from the war,

and settled the same

Upon a hill 'twixt Rome and Spain,

Gomericus by name;

From which he and his offspring do

Their sir-name still retain."

Roger was made an Earl with large holdings of land in Wales. His family gave its name to the county of Montgomeryshire.

In A.D. 1102, Robert de Belesme, a son of Roger de Montgomery, rebelled against Henry I and was banished from England.40 The Earls of Eglinton descended from other sons of Roger de Montgomery.40

The family of Montgomery in Scotland was founded by Robert de Montgomery in the second part of the 12th century when he obtained the lands of Eaglesham in Renfrewshire.40 The family is that of the Earls of Eglinton and Winton.40

The first Earl of Shrewsbury was named Robert de Montgomery. He was alive before A.D. 1123.40

Alice de Montgomery married Maurice fitzGerald (d. 1176). They had six sons:

William, Baron of Naas.

Gerald, 1st Baron Offaly.

Thomas, Lord of Connello.

Maurice, of Kiltrany.



The mother of Alice de Montgomery was Lafeacott O'Brien. The O'Brien and the MacCarthy families had been warring with each other in southwestern Ireland for many years prior to the Norman invasion of Ireland. Lafeacott was apparently a persuasive woman. When her son-in-law, Maurice fitzGerald, invaded Ireland in 1171, he took by conquest part of the MacCarthy territory. Initially at least, Maurice did not seize any O'Brien territory of which I have any record.

Most people named O'Brien are descended from Brian mac Cennéidigh, the Ard-Righ (High King) of Ireland usually known as Brian Bóru. Since Lafeacott O'Brien was born only about 150 years after the army of Brian Bóru defeated the Vikings at Clontarf in A.D. 1014, she was undoubtedly aware of her famous ancestor and careful about the spelling of her name. In later generations, the families of (O) Byrne, O'Broin, and Bryan sometimes changed the spelling of their name to O'Brien.84

The father of Alice de Montgomery was probably the same Arnulph de Montgomery who, circa A.D. 1100, founded the Benedictine priory in Monkton known as Pembroke priory, a cell of Seez.

  • Alice de Montgomery

born after 1100 Pembrokeshire, Wales


  • Arnulph de Montgomery

born before 1074 <St. Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France>


  • Lafracoth O'Brien

born about 1076


  • Philip de Montgomery born 1102 Penbrokeshire, Wales died 1177 Thornton, Scotland

Robert de Montgomery


  • Maurice "Invader of Ireland" Fitzgerald

born 1100 Windsor, Berkshire, England

died 1 September 1177 Abbey Grey Friar, Welford, Berkshire, England

buried Abbey Grey Friar, Welford, Berkshire, England


  • Gerald Fitzmaurice

born 1150? Windsor, Berkshire, England

died before 15 January 1203

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Alice de Montgomery1

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Last Edited=9 Feb 2009

    Alice de Montgomery is the daughter of Arnolph de Montgomery and Lafracoth O'Brien.2 She married Maurice fitz Gerald, Baron of Naas, son of Gerald fitz Walter and Nesta, Princess of Deheubarth.2

Children of Alice de Montgomery and Maurice fitz Gerald, Baron of Naas

Gerald fitz Maurice, 1st Baron of Offaly+ d. 12031

William fitz Maurice, 1st Baron of Ness+ d. c 11991

Thomas fitz Maurice+ d. 12131

Alexander fitz Maurice 2

Walter fitz Maurice 2

Redmond fitz Maurice 2

Hugh fitz Maurice 2

Nesta fitz Maurice 2


[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.

[S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 204. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.

Alice de Montgomery b abt 1118. She md Sir Maurice Fitz Gerald, Lord of Lanstephen, abt 1135, son of Gerald of Windsor, Constable of Pembroke Castle, and Nest verch Rhys.

"Born in the Pembroke Castle. Daughter of Arnulph de Montgomery, Earl of Pembroke and Lafracoth ingen Muiredaig Ó Briain Wife of Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephan Mother of William FitzMaurice FitzGerald, 1st Baron of Naas; Walter FitzMaurice de Whyte, I; Alexander FitzMaurice FitzGerald; Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly; Robert Fitzgerald and 4 others Sister of Philip Montgomery, Sir; N.N. de Montgomery; Maria Marrio Fitz Gerald de Carew; Adam De Montgomery and Robert de Montgomery"

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Alice de Montgomery's Timeline

Pembrokeshire, Wales
Age 25
Age 29
Age 35
Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
Age 36
Age 38
Connelloe, County Limerick, Ireland
Age 41
September 1, 1176
Age 61
Abbey Grey Friars Wexford,,Berkshire,England
November 11, 1919
Age 61