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Gerald (the Poet) FitzMaurice 
FitzGerald
1358 - 1398


Gerald (the Poet) FitzMaurice 
FitzGerald
, (succ. ...). He was succ. by his grandson Thomas (+ 1420) who ca.1416 was usurped by James "the Usurper", the 3rd Earl's younger son. In the irish tradition the "Gearoid Iarla", a poet and lover of the Gaelic spirit, he was the leader of the "English by Blood", ruling four counties in the south of Ireland. Composing verses both in Gaelic and French, he is described in the annals of Clonmacnois as "a nobleman of wonderful bounty, cheerfulness in conversation, easie of access, charitable in his deeds, a witty and ingenious composer of Irish poetry, a learned and profound chronicler, and in fine one of the English nobility that had Irish learning and the professors thereof in greatest reverence of all the English of Ireland".

Born: 1358Baptised:
Died: 1398Buried:
Family:
FitzGerald

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Gerald (the Poet) FitzMaurice 
FitzGerald
(
Butler
) 1358 - 1398
2.  
5.
Margaret 
Berkeley
+ post 1320
3.
Aveline FitzNicholas 
FitzGerald
(
FitzGerald
)
6.
Nicholas FitzMaurice 
FitzGerald
+ 1332
 

Siblings


1.
Lady Emily 
FitzGerald
(
Dillon
)

Spouses



1. ante 1388
Lady Alanore 
Butler
(
FitzGerald
) + 1392

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Lady Alanore 
Butler
(
FitzGerald
) + 1392
1.
James (the Usurper) 
FitzGerald
ante 1388 - 1462
1a. ?
1.1.
Gerald 
FitzGerald
1.2.
Thomas FitzJames 
FitzGerald
+ 1468 ...
1.3.
Lady Joan 
FitzGerald
(
FitzGerald
) + 1486
2.
M/? 
FitzGerald
+ ante 1398
2a. ?
2.1.
Thomas 
FitzGerald
+ 1420
Sources

Timeline


1358Born
post 1358
Gerald (the Poet) FitzMaurice 
FitzGerald
(
Butler
) 1358 - 1398 inherited the title
Desmond
  [E] 1329-
ante 1388Married
Lady Alanore 
Butler
(
FitzGerald
) + 1392
1398Died
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