Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald

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Thomas FitzGerald
Born c. 1175
Died 1213
Title Lord of O’Connelloe
Nationality Hiberno-Norman
Spouse(s) Sadbh
Issue John FitzThomas FitzGerald
Parents Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephan
Shanid Castle. Shanid was the seat of Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald.

Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald (c. 1175 - 1213)[1] of Shanid,[2] Lord of O'Connelloe,[3] was the son of Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephan. Thomas was the progenitor[4][5][6] of the Geraldine House of Desmond, and brother of Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly, progenitor of the Geraldine House of Kildare.

In 1210, Thomas marched into Connacht with Geoffrey de Marisco at the head of a force of Anglo-Norman troops gathered in Munster, and of followers of Donnchad Cairprech Ó Briain, King of Thomond.[7] This expedition aided in forcing Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht into negotiations with John de Gray, Justiciar of Ireland.[8]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald married Sadbh[9][10] and had issue:

  1. John FitzGerald, 1st Baron Desmond[11][12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Webb, Alfred. A Compendium of Irish Biography. Dublin: 1878.
  2. ^ Otway-Ruthven, A.P. (1993). A History of Medieval Ireland. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. p. 87. ISBN 1-56619-216-1. 
  3. ^ Webb, Alfred. A Compendium of Irish Biography. Dublin: 1878.
  4. ^ Webb, Alfred. A Compendium of Irish Biography. Dublin: 1878.
  5. ^ Cokayne, George Edward, Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. Volume III. London: George Bell & Sons. 1890. p. 83
  6. ^ Burke, Bernard, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. London: Harrison. 1866. p. 204
  7. ^ Otway-Ruthven, A.P. (1993). A History of Medieval Ireland. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. p. 82. ISBN 1-56619-216-1. 
  8. ^ Otway-Ruthven, A.P. (1993). A History of Medieval Ireland. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. p. 82. ISBN 1-56619-216-1. 
  9. ^ Cokayne, George Edward, Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. Volume III. London: George Bell & Sons. 1890. p. 83
  10. ^ Burke, Bernard, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. London: Harrison. 1866. p. 204
  11. ^ Cokayne, George Edward, Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. Volume III. London: George Bell & Sons. 1890. p. 83
  12. ^ Burke, Bernard, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. London: Harrison. 1866. p. 204