Sunday, February 5, 2012

G26: 39979312 FitzMaurice FitzGerald

39979312. Gerald Fitz Maurice Fitz Gerald & 39979313. Eva de Birmingham

Gerald born in England, s/o §Maurice fitz Gerald & Alice de Montgomery.

Eva born in Ireland, d/o §Robert de Birmingham.

10/1171, Gerald participated with his father in King Henry’s invasion of Ireland.

1177, Gerald’s father died in Wexford, Ireland.

By 1193, Gerald married Eva inheriting the barony of Offaly.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

Bef. 1/15/1204, Gerald, 1st Baron Offaly, died.

Eva married Geoffrey Fitz Robert.

1211, Geoffrey Fitz Robert died.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

11/26/1216, William Marhall, acting for the king, order Geoffrey de Marisco, the justiciar, to cause Maurice FitzGerald to have seisin of the land of Maynooth, and of the lands whereof Gerald, his father, died seised in Ireland.

Bef. 2/1218, Eva married 3rd Geoffrey de Marisco.

6/1223, Eva living.

Bef. 12/10/1226, Eva died: The King issued a mandate to the "barons, knights, and free-tenants of Leinster" touching a plaint before the court of William Earl Marshal between Maurice FitzGerald, plaintiff, and Geoffrey de Marisco, justiciar of Ireland, defendant. [Geoffrey de Marisco had married widow Eva de Birmingham, and by right should have custody for life of his wife’s inheritance.]

(S) The Earls of Kildare, Marquis of Kildare, 1858. (S) Miscellanea Genealogica Et Heraldica, V1, 1874.

Family notes:

·         1172, Robert de Birmingham, baron of Offaly [Ireland]. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1859, P90.

·         Giraldo filio Morici, a witness to a charter of King John to the church of St. Mary of Jeripont, Ireland. (S) Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1907, P180.

Children of Gerald and Eva:

i. Maurice Fitz Gerald (19989656), born 1194 in Ireland.