Juliana Fitzgerald, Lady of Thomond

Female 1266 - 1300  (34 years)


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  • Name Juliana Fitzgerald 
    Suffix Lady of Thomond 
    Alt Birth 1263  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 12 Apr 1266  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Juliana FitzMaurice  [2
    Also Known As Lady of Inchiquin and Youghal  [2
    Died 24 Sep 1300  [2, 3
    Person ID I45463  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 

    Father Maurice FitzGerald, II, 3rd Lord Offally,   b. 1238, Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Nov 1286, Ross, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Maud de Prendergast,   b. 17 Mar 1242, Corbyn, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1274, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 0Oct 1259  (Dublin, Leinster) Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Family ID F17138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas de Clare, Knight, Lord of Thomond,   b. ~ 1245, Tonbridge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1287, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 0Feb 1275  (Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Maude de Clare,   b. 1276,   d. 1327, Badlesmere, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Margaret de Clare, Baroness Badlesmere,   b. ~ 1 Apr 1287, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1333, Aldgate, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F16585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Juliana FitzMaurice, Lady of Thomond (12 Apr 1266 - 29 Sep 1300) was a Norman-Irish noblewoman, the daughter of Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly, and the wife of Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond, a powerful Anglo-Norman baron in Ireland, who was a younger brother of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford. Juliana was married three times; Thomas being her first. She is sometimes referred to as Juliane FitzMaurice.

      Early life and family

      Juliana FitzMaurice was born 12 Apr 1266 in Dublin, Ireland, the eldest daughter of Maurice FitzGerald II, 3rd Lord of Offaly, Justiciar of Ireland and Emeline Longspee.[1] She had a sister Amabel who married but was childless. Her first cousin was John FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Kildare. Her paternal grandparents were Maurice FitzGerald I, 2nd Lord of Offaly and Juliana, and her maternal grandparents were Sir Gerald de Prendergast of Beauvoir and the unnamed daughter of Richard Mor de Burgh, Lord of Connacht and Egidia de Lacy. Juliana's maternal ancestors included Brian Boru, Dermot McMurrough, and Maud de Braose.

      Juliana's father, Maurice FitzGerald, was married twice, first to Maud de Prendergast and secondly to Emmeline Longespee. It has been some source of contention as to which of his two wives had issue Juliana. However, at her death, Emmeline Longespee did not mention Juliana as her daughter and heir; rather, Emmeline's heir was her neice, Maud la Zouche, wife of Robert la Zouche, 1st Lord Holland. It has been concluded by several reputable researchers that Juliana's mother was Maurice FitzGerald's first wife, Maud de Prendergast. Supporters for Emmeline Longespee being the mother have yet to produce any counter-evidence beyond hearsay.

      Marriages and issue

      In 1278, at the age of 12, Juliana married her first husband, Thomas de Clare, Lord of Inchiquin and Youghal. He was the second eldest son of Richard de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford, 2nd Earl of Gloucester and Maud de Lacy. Thomas was a friend of King Edward I of England, with whom he went on a Crusade. He held many important posts including the Office of Governor of Colchester Castle (1266), Governor of the City of London (1273). He was also the commander of the English forces in Munster, Ireland, and on 26 January 1276, he was granted the lordship of Thomond. He was born in 1245, which made him about eighteen years older than Juliana. Throughout their marriage, the couple lived in both Ireland and England. It is recorded that on 5 May 1284, King Edward notified his lieges and bailiffs in Ireland of the attorneys who were to act on behalf of Thomas and Juliana as they were in England at the time. This arrangement continued for another three years except while they were residing in Ireland.[2]

      Thomas and Juliana had four children:[3]

      Maud de Clare (c. 1276–1326/27), married firstly on 3 November 1295 Robert de Clifford, 1st Baron de Clifford, by whom she had issue; she married secondly after 1314 Robert de Welle.
      Gilbert de Clare, Lord of Thomond (3 February 1281–1308)
      Richard de Clare, Steward of Forest of Essex, 1st Lord Clare, Lord of Thomond (after 1281 – 10 May 1318 at the Battle of Dysert O'Dea), married a woman by the name of Joan by whom he fathered one son, Thomas.
      Margaret de Clare (c. 1 April 1287 – 22 October 1333), married firstly in 1303 Gilbert de Umfraville; she married secondly before 30 June 1308 Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere, by whom she had four daughters and one son.

      The era was marked by unrest and strife as civil war was waged between rival factions of the powerful O'Brien clan. In 1277, Juliana's husband had his former ally Brian Ruad, the deposed King of Thomond, hanged for treason at Bunratty.[4]

      Thomas died on 29 August 1287, leaving Juliana a widow at the age of twenty-four with four small children; the youngest, Margaret was not quite five months old. On an unknown date she married her second husband, Nicholas Avenel. He presumably died before 11 December 1291/16 February 1292, as this is when she married her third husband, Adam de Cretynges.[5][6]

      Death and legacy

      Juliana died on 24 September 1300. Her numerous descendants included Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland who married Lady Joan Beaufort and thus their descendant, the English king Edward IV. By Edward IV's daughter, Elizabeth of York, consort of Henry VII, she was an ancestress to all subsequent monarchs of England and the current British Royal Family. Henry VIII's queens consort Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr also descended from her.

      Ancestors of Juliana FitzMaurice[show)

      Notes

      Jump up ^ The Complete Peerage
      Jump up ^ Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland 1252-1284, No. 2210
      Jump up ^ Cawley, Charles, Earls of Gloucester (Clare), Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[better source needed]
      Jump up ^ Joe Power, The Normans in Thomond, retrieved on 28 May 2009
      Jump up ^ Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1281–1292, pp.463, 476
      Jump up ^ "Adam de Cretinge et Juliana uxor ejus (filia Mauritii filii Mauritii defuncti) quondam uxor Thom΅ de Clare defuncti." Calendarium Genealogicum Henry III and Edward I, ed. Charles Roberts, 1:431, 448.

      References

      The Complete Peerage, Vol. VII, p. 200
      Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands, Ireland, Earls of Kildare, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[better source needed]
      Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands, Earls of Gloucester (Clare), Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[better source needed]
      Power, Joe. "The Normans in Thomond". Retrieved 28 May 2009. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9138] "Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_de_Clare,_Lord_of_Thomond, downloaded March 6,.

    2. [S10003] "Juliana FitzGerald, Lady of Thomond" biography, accessed & downloaded Sunday, November 20th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee.

    3. [S10596] "Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March 7th, 2.

    4. [S14553] "Juliana (FitzMaurice) Avenel (abt. 1263 - bef. 1300)", Biography, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wik.