Sir Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Maynooth, Naas, and Llanstephan

Sir Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Maynooth, Naas, and Llanstephan

Male 1105 - 1176  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Maurice FitzGerald 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Lord of Maynooth, Naas, and Llanstephan 
    Born ~ 1105  (Wales) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1176  [1
    Person ID I47933  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2017 

    Father Gerald FitzWalter,   b. ~ 1075, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1116, (Wales) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Nest ferch Tewdwr, Princess of Deheubarth,   b. ~ 1085, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1136  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Y  [2, 3
    Family ID F17647  Group Sheet

    Family Alice LNU 
    Residence (Family) (Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly,   b. ~ 1150, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F17646  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1105 - (Wales) Link to Google Earth
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    Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Maynooth, Naas, and Llanstephan
    Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Maynooth, Naas, and Llanstephan

    (c. 1105 - September 1176)

    Ancient forefather of the grandchildren of Vernia Swindell Byars

    A drawing of Maurice FitzGerald from a manuscript of the Expugnatio Hibernica, an account of the 1169 invasion of Ireland written in 1189 by Maurice's nephew, Gerald of Wales.

  • Notes 
    • Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Maynooth, Naas, and Llanstephan[1] (c. 1105 September 1176) was a medieval Cambro-Norman baron and a major figure in the Norman invasion of Ireland.[2]

      Wars in Wales and Ireland

      A Welsh Marcher Lord, Lanstephan fought under Robert FitzMartin at the Battle of Crug Mawr in Wales 1136.

      Diarmait Mac Murchada (Dermot MacMurrough), the deposed King of Leinster who had been exiled by the High King of Ireland, sought Cambro-Norman assistance to regain his throne. Lanstephan participated in the resulting 1169 Norman invasion of Ireland. He assisted his younger half-brother Robert Fitz-Stephen in the Siege of Wexford (1169). His nephew Raymond was Strongbow's second-in-command and had the chief share both in the capture of Waterford and in the successful assault on Dublin in 1171. Lanstephan and his son also fought in this battle.[2]

      Marriage and issue

      FitzGerald is sometimes said to have married Alice, a supposed daughter of Arnulf de Montgomery. There is no evidence that Arnulf left any descendants, however, and the claim that a daughter of his married FitzGerald dates no earlier than the 19th century.[3] FitzGerald's children were:

      Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly (b. c. 1150, d. before 15 Jan 1204)
      Alexander
      William, Lord of Naas (d. c.1199)
      Maurice, Lord of Kiltrany
      Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald (d. c.1213)
      Robert
      Nest (m. Hervey de Montmorenci, Constable of England)
      Through his oldest son, Sir Gerald, FitzGerald was the ancestor of the FitzGerald Earls of Kildare and Dukes of Leinster.

      The original Earldom of Desmond in the province of Munster was based on landholdings belonging to the descendants of Maurice's son Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald, Lord of O'Connelloe. Thomas's son John FitzGerald, who was killed in the Battle of Callann, became the first Baron Desmond. Others from this line include the Knights of Glin and Knights of Kerry.

      Ancestry

      FitzGerald was the second son of Gerald de Windsor, Constable of Pembroke Castle by his wife, Nest ferch Rhys, Princess of Deheubarth and a member of the Welsh royal House of Dinefwr.

      * [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10602] "Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephan" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March 7th, 2.

    2. [S10603] "Nest ferch Rhys" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by David A. Henness.

    3. [S10604] "Gerald de Windsor (c. 1075 - 1135)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.