About Nicholas FitzMaurice of Ossory
ame: Nicholas ("The Idiot") FitzMaurice of Ossory Sex: M Birth: 1338 in Desmond, Kerry, Ireland Death: AFT 20 JUL 1359 in Ossory, Kilkenny, Ireland
NICHOLAS FITZ MORICE, next brother and heir, aged 19 or 20 at his brother's death . He was an idiot and never possessed the Earldom nor had seizen of his inheritance (b). [Complete Peerage, IV:243, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
(b) There is no authority for the date, 1367, given for his death.
Order to the Justiciar of Ireland to examine Nicholas, s. of Morice late Earl of Desmond, and if he is found to be an idiot, to take his lands into the King's hand and deliver them to the custody of Ralph, Earl of Stafford, and if necessary inquire whether Nicholas has been an idiot from birth or for how long, as the King is informed that Nicholas is an idiot incapable of taking care of himself or his lands, and it pertains to the King to provide for the supervision of the lands of idiots, that they be not wasted nor alienated: 8 Oct. (Close Roll, 32 Edw. III, in. 12).
Father: Maurice FitzThomas (1st Earl of Desmond) b: 1293 in Desmond, Kerry, Ireland Mother: Margaret O'Brien b: 1293 in Thomond, North Munster, Clare, Ireland