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Family of Maurice FITZGERALD

Partner: Maurice FITZGERALD (1100-1177)
Partner: (unknown)
Children: Thomas FITZMAURICE (c. 1125- )
Gerald FITZMAURICE (c. 1127- )

Partner: Maurice FITZGERALD



Name: Maurice FITZGERALD
Sex: Male
Father: Gerald of WINDSOR (1070-1136)
Mother: Nest verch RHYS (1073-aft1136)
Birth 1100
Occupation Lord of Llansteffan
Death 1 Sep 1177 (age 76-77)

Child 1: Thomas FITZMAURICE

Sex: Male
Birth 1125 (est)

Child 2: Gerald FITZMAURICE

Sex: Male
Birth 1127 (est)

Note on Husband: Maurice FITZGERALD

Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephan (Llansteffan)[1] (c. 1100 – 1 September 1176) was a major figure in the Norman invasion of Ireland. He assisted his half-brother Robert Fitz-Stephen in the Siege of Wexford (1169).


He was the son of Gerald de Windsor, Constable of Pembroke Castle and Nest, a Welsh princess and former mistress of Henry I. He fought under Robert FitzMartin at the Battle of Crug Mawr in 1136. Dermot MacMurrough (Irish Diarmait Mac Murchada) the King of Leinster who had been deposed and exiled by the High King of Ireland, sought FitzGerald's assistance to regain his position.


[edit] FamilyThe original Earldom of Desmond was based on land holdings in Munster belonging to the descendants of his son Thomas FitzMaurice, father of John FitzGerald, 1st Baron Desmond (died 1261, in Battle of Callann). Of this line are also the Knights of Kerry.


His other son Sir Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly (1150–1204), became the ancestor of the Earls of Kildare and modern Dukes of Leinster