Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 1st Baron Upper Ossory

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Sir Barnaby Fitzpatrick
1st Baron Upper Ossory
In office
1541–1576
Personal details
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Maragret Butler
Children Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 2nd Baron Upper Ossory, Florence Fitzpatrick, 3rd Baron Upper Ossory


Barnaby Fitzpatrick (born Irish: Brían Óg Mac Giolla Phádraig) (c. 1485-1575[1]) was, by patent dated 11 June 1541, created the first Lord Baron Upper Ossory by King Henry VIII of England as part of the King's policy of Surrender and regrant.[2] Barnaby Fitzpatrick was subsequently knighted on 1 July 1543.

Career[edit]

Brían Óg, finding his brother an embarrassment and a hindrance to his ambitions of becoming an English Baron, gave up his brother to the Butlers and the Butlers acted out their cruel revenge on him. That being done, Brían, in 1537, submitted to the English king and gave up all his ancient rights. Unfortunately for his kinsmen, he gave up all the rights of his kinsmen as well "who of course were not consulted as to this act of treachery towards them." [3] So in 1541, Brían Óg became Brian ( Barnaby ) Fitz-Patrick, the First Baron of Upper Ossory at Castletown, and married Margaret Butler, daughter of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond, the Lord Deputy of Ireland. In this year, with Brian's submission, "chieftaincy merged into the landlord, and the clansman became mere rent-payers or tenants on their ancestral territories forever.".

He was afterwards imprisoned at Waterford till he restored "some preys he had seized in Leix." [4]

About 1530, he married Margaret Butler, widow of Richard Mór Burke and widow of Thomas FitzGerald (of Desmond), first daughter of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond. His issue by Margaret Butler were:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ronan Fitzpatrick. "Fitzpatrick Arms, Crests, Mottos and Supporters". Fitzpatrick Clan Society (fitzsoc.com). Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Carrigan, William (1905). The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory, Volume 1. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, p. 81
  3. ^ From Mac Giolla Phádraig to Fitz-Patrick
  4. ^ Cokayne, George Edward (1898). Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. London: George Bell & Sons, p. 8
  5. ^ Carrigan, William (1905). The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory, Volume 1. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, p. 82
  6. ^ http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/edward6.html

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cokayne, George Edward (1898). Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. London: George Bell & Sons. 
  • Carrigan, William (1905). The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory, Volume 1. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker. 
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Upper Ossory
11 Jun 1541–1575
Succeeded by
Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 2nd Baron Upper Ossory