John FitzGerald, 15th Knight of Kerry

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John FitzGerald, 15th Knight of Kerry (1706 – 10 June 1741)[1] was an Irish politician and hereditary knight.

He was the older son of Maurice FitzGerald, 14th Knight of Kerry and his wife Elizabeth Crosbie, second daughter of David Crosbie.[2] His younger brother was Robert FitzGerald.[3] In 1728, FitzGerald entered the Irish House of Commons and sat for Dingle until his death.[1] One year later, he succeeded his father as Knight of Kerry.[3]

On 12 April 1732, FitzGerald married Margaret Deane, youngest daughter of Joseph Deane, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer, and by her he had a daughter and a son.[2] FitzGerald died at The Grove, Dingle in 1741 and was succeeded in his title by his only son Maurice.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Burke, John (1847). John Bernhard Burke, ed. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. vol. I. London: Henry Colburn. p. 416. 
  3. ^ a b "ThePeerage - John FitzGerald, 15th Knight of Kerry". Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Foster, Joseph (1884). The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families Together with Their Paternal Ancestry. London: Hatchards. p. 43. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Crosbie
Sir Maurice Crosbie
Member of Parliament for Dingle
With: Thomas Crosbie 1728–1731
Hon. John Perceval 1731–1741
Succeeded by
John Perceval, Viscount Perceval
Robert FitzGerald
Titles of nobility (Ireland)
Preceded by
Maurice FitzGerald
Knight of Kerry
Succeeded by
Maurice FitzGerald