Name: Gerald Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald
Suffix: 3rd Earl of Desmond
Death: 1398 in Bel-atha-an-droiched, Ireland
Change Date: 12 SEP 2006
GERALD or GARRETT (FITZ MORICE), EARL OF DESMOND, next brother and heir.
He was given the custody of the lands of his brother, Morice, July 1358, and had livery thereof, 20 July 1359, on condition of maintaining his brother, Nicholas.
He was summoned to a Council at Waterford, 15 March 1358/9, by writ directed Geraldo filio Mauricii fitz Thomas nuper Comitis Dessemon'. Was appointed a commissioner to inquire concerning the oppressions caused by the King's ministers, 30 May 1363, being then styled Earl of Desmond. Appointed Justiclar of Ireland, 20 February 1366/7. On 3 March 1368/9 William de Windesore was appointed to succeed him, with the title of King's Lieutenant in Ireland. On 10 July 1370, he was captured, with many others, in an engagement with the native Irish under Brian O'Brien, King of Thomond, at Monaster Nenagh, co. Limcrick. He was summoned to four Parliaments (three at Dublin and one at Castle Dermot), 20 November 1374 to 29 April 1382, by writs directed Geraldo fitz Morice comiti Dessemon'. He had a quarrel with the Earl of Ormond in 1384, a treaty between them being at length effected by the King's agents after a 15 days' conference at Clonmel, Oct.-Nov. of that year. Was appointed a deputy of the Lieutenant of Ireland for the defence of Munster, 4. January 1385/6, a justice of assize in the cross of Kerry, 15 January 1385/6, a guardian of the peace in cos. Limerick and Kerry, 8 December 1388 and 8 September 1391, and in cos. Cork, Limerick, and Kerry, 26 October 1391. He had another quarrel with the Earl of Ormond [IRL] in 1386/7, the Earl of Kildare being appointed 14 March, to settle the dispute. He was summoned to a Council at Kilkenny, 7 April 1395. He married, after 20 July 1359, Alianore, 1st daughter of James (LE BOTILLER), EARL OF ORMOND, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John DARCY, of Knaith, Co. Lincoln (LORD DARCY]. She died in 1392. He died in 1398. [CP 4:243-4, 14:255]
Father: Maurice Fitzthomas b: 1293
Mother: Aneline FitzMaurice
- John Fitzgerald
- James ?The Usurper? Fitzgerald
- Catherine FitzGerald
- Ellice FitzGerald