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Maurice FitzThomas FitzGerald

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Desmond Castle, Kinsale, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Death: January 25, 1356 (59-67)
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald and Margaret de Berkeley
Husband of Aveline FitzMaurice FitzGerald and Catherine Fitzhomas Fitzgerald
Partner of Margaret O'Brien
Father of Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Earl of Desmond; Gerald fitz Maurice, 3rd Earl Desmond; John Fitz-Maurice, Earl of Desmond and Nicholas FitzMaurice of Ossory
Brother of Thomas Fitzthomas Fitzgerald and John FitzThomas Fitzgerald
Half brother of Isabel Basset

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About Maurice FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Desmond

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Maurice FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD (1° E. Desmond)

Acceded: 1329

Died: 25 Jan 1356

Notes: B. Decies. The sources dispute who is Maurice's mother.

Father: Thomas FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (B. Decies)

Mother: Margaret De BERKELEY

Married 1: Catherine De BOROUGH 5 Aug 1312, Greencastle, Ireland

Children:

1. Maurice FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (2° E. Desmond)

Associated with: Margaret O'BRIEN

Associated with: Aneline FITZMAURICE

Children:

2. Nicholas FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (an Idiot)

3. Gerald FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (3° E. Desmond)

4. John FITZMAURICE FITZGERALD (d. 1369)


1st Earl of Desmond

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Name: Maurice Fitz Thomas , 1st Earl of Desmond Sex: M Birth: 1293 in Desmond, Kerry, Ireland Death: 25 JAN 1355/56 in Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland Burial: Dominican Friary, Tralee, Kerry, Ireland Note:

   Ref; Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
   Page: 1635, 801
   The Earldom of Desmond has a longer (and more distinguished) history as a separate entity. It was in 1329 conferred on Maurice Fitz Thomas, descended from a certain Thomas Fitz Anthony, Seneschal of Leinster temp. King John and presumably a Norman or hanger-on of the Normans who pushed into Ireland from South Wales in the 12th century. These Earls of Desmond later took the surname FitzGerald, intermarried with the old Irish nobility and like so many of the Normans "went native". The last Earl of Desmond of the 1329 creation was a constant thorn in the side of Elizabeth I in her attempts to control Ireland and was eventually in 1583 attainted and killed while on the run in Co Kerry from the Elizabethan forces. [Burke's Peerage]
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   Ref: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
   Page: IV:237-40, Text: date implied by death of 1st wife
   He married 1stly, 5 August 1312, at Green Castle, co. Down, Katherine, 6th daughter of Richard (DE BURGH), EARL OF ULSTER, by Margaret, his wife. She died about 1 November 1331, at Dublin. He is said to have married, 2ndly, Margaret, daughter of Conor O'BRIEN of Thomond (b).
   He married, 3rdly, before 20 April 1344, Aveline, said to have been daughter of Nicholas [FITZ MORICE], 2nd Baron of Kerry and Lixnor (d).
   He died 25 January 1355/6, in Dublin Castle, and was buried in the Dominican Friary at Tralee. His widow had livery of her dower, 10 February 1357/8. She was living 14 March 1358/9.
   [Complete Peerage IV:237-40, XIV:255, transcribed by Dave Utzinger)
   (b) Conchobhar O'Briain (a younger son of Turlough or Toirdhelbhach, King of Thomond), who was slain in battle at Thurles, 19 Jul 1329.
   (d) If this was the case, Aveline was sister of Morice fitz Nicholas of Kerry, who, joining in an insurrection of the Irish in 1339, was captured by the Earl, and died in prison.
   Name: Maurice FitzThomas , 1st Earl of Desmond
   Sex: M
   ALIA: 1st Earl of /Desmond/, Maurice FitzThomas
   Birth: 1293 in Desmond, Kerry, Ireland
   Death: 25 JAN 1355/56 in Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
   Burial: Dominican Friary, Tralee, Kerry, Ireland
   Father: Thomas FitzMaurice , Lord of Decies b: ABT APR 1261 in Decies, Waterford, Ireland
   Mother: Margaret de Berkeley b: ABT 1269 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
   Marriage 1 Katherine de Burgh b: ABT 1293 in Ulster, Ireland
   Married: 5 AUG 1312 in Green Castle, Down, Ireland (1st wife)
   Marriage 2 Margaret O'Brien b: ABT 1293 in Thomond, North Munster, Clare, Ireland
   Married: AFT 1331 in 2nd wife
   Children
   Maurice FitzMaurice , 2nd Earl of Desmond b: 31 JUL 1336 in Newcastle in Connello, Limerick, Ireland
   Nicholas "The Idiot" FitzMaurice , of Ossory b: ABT 1338 in Desmond, Kerry, Ireland
   Marriage 3 Aveline FitzMaurice b: ABT 1310 in Kerry, Ireland
   Married: BEF 20 APR 1344 in 3rd wife
   Children
   Gerald FitzMaurice , 3rd Earl Desmond b: BEF 3 JUL 1340 in Lough Gur Castle, Limerick, Ireland
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   References;
   1Boyer, Carl, Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell (Santa Clarita, California: C. Boyer, 2001.), p. 42, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 A141-2.
   2Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910.), 4:237-240, 14:255, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.721 C682.
   3Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004.), p. 97, Family History Library, 942 D5rd.
   4Wynne, William Watkins Edward, Pedigree of the Family of Wynne
   (London: Taylor and Co., 1872.), p. 4.
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   Maurice FITZ THOMAS Earl of Desmond, 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 1293 in Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland. He died 25 Jan 1356 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Maurice married Katherine de BURGH on 5 Aug 1312 in Greencastle, Down, Ireland.
   Other marriages:
   O'BRIEN, Margaret
   , Aveline 

Father: Thomas Fitz Maurice b: APR 1261 in Decies, Waterford, Ireland Mother: Margaret de Berkeley b: 1275 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England

Marriage 1 Katherine de Burgh b: ABT 1293 in Ulster, Ireland

   Married: 5 AUG 1312 in Green Castle, Down, Ireland

Marriage 2 Margaret O'Brien b: 1311 in Thomond, North Munster, Clare, Ireland

   Married: 1332 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Children

   Has No Children Maurice Fitz Maurice , 2nd Earl of Desmond b: 31 JUL 1336 in Newcastle in Connello, Limerick, Ireland
   Has No Children Nicholas Fitz Maurice , of Ossory b: 1338 in Newcastle in Connello, Limerick, Ireland

Marriage 3 Aveline b: 1320 in Tralee, Kerry, Ireland

   Married: APR 1344 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Children

   Has Children Gerald Fitz Maurice , Earl of Desmond b: 1346 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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Maurice FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Desmond's Timeline

1293
1293
Kinsale, Cork, Cork, Ireland
1336
July 31, 1336
Age 43
Newcastle, Connello, Limerick, Ireland
1337
1337
Age 44
Desmond, Kerry, Ireland
1344
1344
Age 51
Shanid Castle,,Limerick,Ireland
1356
January 25, 1356
Age 63
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
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Ireland