Monday, October 11, 2010

G23: 4997414

4997414. Baron Maurice FitzGerald & 4997415. Maud de Prendergast

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~1238, Maurice born in Ireland, s/o 9994828. Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald.

~1240, Maud born in Ireland, coheir & d/o §Gerard de Prendergast, of Beauvoir [or Carrigaline] and Ballacha in Orrey, co. Cork, Ieland.

Maud 1st married to David Fitz Maurice.

1249, David Fitz Maurice died.

Maud married 2nd Maurice de Rochford.

7/14/1253, Commission to John son of Geoffrey, justicary of Ireland, Maurice son of Gerald, … to audit the account of Hugh, bishop of Ossory … (S) CPRs.

2/25/1256, Notification … pope Alexander letters … directed to the bishop … of Kilfenora, that Maruice son of Gerald, Walter de Burgo, … knights, … in Ireland cease from entertaining ecclesiastical questions in their courts … (S) CPRs.

12/1257, Lord Edward, the King's son, and Margaret, Countess of Lincoln, the death of Maurice FitzGerald, second baron of Offaly, Margaret claimed the custody of the castles and lands of Offaly during the minority of the heir [son of the deceased baron’s eldest son Gerald.]

1258, Maurice de Rochford died.

11/7/1259, Maurice, 3rd Baron Offaly, granted Athlone castle and the shrievalty of Connaught.

1260, Maurice lost a battle against Conor O’Brian at Coill-Berrain in Munster.

Maurice 1st married Maud.

1262, Maurice summoned to England as a chief magnate in Ireland.

9/24/1264, Maurice ordered to secure Irish lands for the Earl of Gloucester, and imprison the heir of the Earl of Ulster. (S) CPRs.

1264, Maurice, due to a feud, took Justiciar Theobald Butler and John Cogan prisoners. Maurice imprisoned Theobald at his castle of Leigh.

6/10/1265, Whereas … liberation of Edward the king’s son [hostage after the battle of Lewes] … has transferred himself to certain marchers and other rebels, and by so doing has shown himself an enemy, … the king commands all persons of Ireland to be indendant to H. bishop of Meath … and not to the said Edward … to Walter de Burgo … the discords between him and Maurice son of Gerald have been appeased, … (S) CPRs.

4/1266, Maurice given letters of protection to travel to England.

1266, Maurice married 2nd Agnes de Valence, d/o William de Valence.

8/3/1266, Grant of John de Verdon to Sir Maurice son of Gerald and lady Agnes de Valencia his wife, in free marriage of the latter, all his lands … which he had of the gift of the said Sir Maurice in Munster, … if the said Maurice predecease his wife having no heir by her, she is to keep the same for life, … Witnesses: Sir Edward and Sir Edmund, sons of Henry [III]; …; Maurice son of Maurice; … (S) CPRs, 11/1/1299.

1268, Maurice died while crossing the channel to Ireland.

1274, The king commanded the Justiciary of Ireland to see that Agnes de Valence, the king’s cousin, the widow of Maurice FitzGerald, should get what was due to her out of her late husband’s lands.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P34. (S) Dictionary of National Biography, Stephen, 1908, P139. (S) The Earls of Kildare, Marquis of Kildare, 1858.

Family notes:
• Maurice son of Gerald, deceased, … held the barony of Offaly of Roger de Mortuo Mari and Matilda his wife, William de Cantilupo and Eva his wife, Humphrey de Bohun and Eleanor his wife, daughters of Eva de Breus, fifth heir of Walter and Anselm, the Marshals, by service of twelve knight’s fees. (S) CPRs, 8/23/1273.

Children of Maurice and Maud:

i. Juliane Fitz Maurice (2498707), born ~1260 in Ireland.

ii. Gerald FitzMaurice, born ~1263 in Ireland.
8/29/1287, Gerald died at the battle of Thomond.

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