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]

References[edit]

  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
1728–1741
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
1729–1741
Succeeded by
Maurice FitzGerald