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  • Name FITZGERALD, Maurice 
    Prefix Baron 
    Born 1190  Offaly, Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried May 1257 
    Died 20 May 1257  Youghal, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 29 Jan 1937  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Father FITZGERALD, Baron Gerald ,   b. 1150, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1203, Offaly, Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother BERMINGHAM, Eva de ,   b. Abt 1150, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1226, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Family ID F24887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COGAN, Juliana de ,   b. 1190, Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1265, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1227 
    Children 
     1. FITZ-MAURICE
     2. FITZGERALD, Sir Gerald FitzMaurice ,   b. Abt 1220, Offaly, Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1243, Adare, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     3. FITZ-MAURICE, Baron Thomas ,   b. Abt 1229, Banada, Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1286, Ross, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    +4. MAURICE, Baron Maurice Fitz ,   b. Abt 1250, Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1286, Ross, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Justiciar of Ireland from The Complete Peerage Vol. VII pg 200. Maurice, who succeeded, by the mandatory letter of King Henry III, dated 26 Nov 1216, was put in possession of Maynooth, and all the lands whereof his father died seized in Ireland, whereby it is presumed he then attained his full age.---In 1229 he was constituted L. J. of the Kingdom; and going to assist the King was great power beyond sea, was, on his return, made again L. J. 2 Sep 1232.---In 1234 the King issued a writ to him ordering free commerce and trade between his subjects of England and Ireland, without restraint.---In 1235 he took Cormac Mac-Art o Melaghlin, then in rebellion, prisoner at Athlone, and the next year built the Castle of Armagh; founded in 1252, a Dominican Convent at Sligo, where ten years before he had erected a castle, and placed able warders therein.---In 1244, King Henry fortifying the strong Castle of Gannock in Wales, and sending to him for aid against the Welsh, he (though not so soon as the King, from his ill situation, expected) conducted the forces over himself, and joining the King's Army at Chepstow, the Welsh, by his assistance, were defeated; the King re-garrisoned his castles, returned to England crowned with victory; and the L. J. into Ireland with great honor. On his arrival in 1245, he found Ulster, by the death of Hugh de Lacie, Earl of that Province, wasted by O Donel; to restrain whose outrages, he invaded his territory of Tyrconnel; flew many Irish Chiefs; and, after several expeditions into that country, fortified his Castle of Sligo in 1248; forced O Neile to give hostages to keep the peace, whom he left secured in that Castle, and returned with great booty. But not withstanding all his services, he was removed from the government, because, when sent for into Wales, he had not gone so expeditiously as the King expected. ...pg 8 (can't find pp 6 and 7) named Nappagh, Simiacus, or the Ape (The Appellation of the Ape was given to him on the following occasion, being only nine months old, when his father and grandfather were killed at Callan, and the news of their death being brought to Tralee, where he was nursed; the nurses, in their first astonishment, ran out of the house, leaving the child in the cradle; when a baboon, or ape, which was kept in the family, took it to the top of the steeple of Tralee-Abby (some say, the castle) and after carrying it around the battlements, and shewing it for some time to the astonished spectators, brought it down safe, and laid it in the cradle. And from this accident he retained the sobriquet of the Ape.); who, in April 1295, was constituted L. J. of Ireland; and being Captain of all Desmond, was so great and powerful a man, that he is frequently styled Prince and Ruler of Munster.---He founded the House of Eremites at Dungarvan, and in 1268, that of Friers Preachers at Younghall, dying at awny in 1296 (Marlburgh saies in 1298) was buried in the Friery at Younghall, leaving issue by Catherine (rather Margaret) daughter to John, Lord Barry of Olethan (according to some pedigress) two sons, Maurice, created Earl of Desmond; and John, ancestor to that family of Mac-Thomas of the Decies and Connelloe. But we are well assured, that when this Thomas was succeeded as L. J. of Ireland by John Wogan, 18 October 1295, he sat as Lord Offaley in the Parliament, then held at Dublin, and accordingly, in Lord Kildare's Pedigree is made the seventh, who bore that title, and to have issue two sons, John, the eighth Lord Offaley, created Earl of Kildare; and Maurice, created Earl of Desmond; which seems to be the truth, and is in some measure confirmed by the House of Kildare's being, as the principal and immediate descendants of this in a grateful remembrance of his preservation, which was never done by the Family of Desmond: And the late Earl of Kildare, alluding to this event, did sometimes use, as a motto over the crest, the words, non immemor beneficii, in which he is followed by the present Earl. This is submitted to the reader, and I proceed to give account of Gerald, the eldest son of Maurice, who died in 1257, made ancestor to the Earl of Kildare. On 20 May 1257 he died in the Habit of St Francis, and was buried at Youghal, in a Friery of Franciscan Minorities, which he had founded at the south end of town in 1232, leaving this character, that he was a valiant Knight; a very pleasant man; inferior to none in the Kingdom; having lived all his life with commendation.--- Note: He is said to build this religious house on the following occasions. Being about to build a castle in the town, and the workmen, who were digging the foundation on the eve of some festival, requesting a piece of money to drink his health, he directed his eldest son to give it, who, instead of obeying, abused the workmen; at which he was so concerned, that he altered his design, by changing the castle into an abbey, and taking upon himself the habit of a brother. In 1215 Maurice Fitzgerald was introduced into Ireland, the Order of the Franciscans, and in 1216, the Dominicans. In 1229 Maurice was appointed as Lord Justice of Ireland. The Baron retired into the Franciscan Monastry at Youghal, founded by him in 1232, where assuming the habit of the order, he died in 1257.