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Families covered: FitzMaurice of Kerry

Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Maynooth and Naas (b 1100, d 01.09.1176)
Use of family names was not fully established at this time so we show continuation of the tradition of naming someone Fitz*** ('son of ..') the father (the Norman equivalent of the Irish O'***, the Scots Mac***, and the Welsh ap ***) until it becomes clear that a particular family name has been taken. After a few generations, most of his descendants took either FitzMaurice or FitzGerald as their family name.
m. Alice de Montgomery (dau of Arnulf de Montgomery, lord of Pembroke, 'Cimbricus')
1. William FitzMaurice, Lord of Naas (a 1185)
2. Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly (b 1150, d 1203) Y
  m. (c1193) Eva de Birmingham (d c1226, dau of Robert de Birmingham) Y
3. Thomas FitzMaurice (d 1207-13)
  m1/2. Elinor de Marisco (dau of Jordan de Marisco)
  TCP (Desmond) acknowledges that Elinor is often shown as mother of John (eg. by Commoners), but suggests that his mother was ...
  m2/1. Sabina (Sabine) or Sadhbh
  A. John FitzThomas of Shanid (d Callan 23.07.1261)
  m(1). Margery FitzAnthony (dau of Thomas FitzAnthony, Lord of Decies and Desmond)
i. Maurice FitzJohn (dvp)
  m. Maud de Barry
  a. Thomas FitzMaurice, Lord of Decies (b 04.1261, d 04.06.1298)
  m. Margaret Berkeley (dau of Thomas, Lord Berkeley)
  (m2.)/p. Una or Honora (dau of Hugh O'Connor of Kerry)
According to BP1934 (FitzGerald, Knight of Kerry), John FitzThomas FitzGerald (sic) "created three of his sons by his second marriage, hereditary knights, and thus originated the titles of White Knight, the Knight of Glyn, and the Knight of Kerry." These titles are not normally viewed as formal titles but their continuation over many years has led them to be viewed with respect. Note that John & Honora are often identified as parents of Colin Fitzgerald, fictional ancestor of the Magregors.
  ii. Gilbert (Gibbon) FitzJohn of Meane, 'the White Knight'
  m. Ellean MacCarthy
  iii. Sir John FitzJohn of Glyncorbury or Glincarby, 1st Knight of Glyn or Glin (d after 1299)
  iv. Maurice FitzJohn FitzMaurice FitzGerald, 1st Knight of Kerry
  v. Thomas FitzJohn ancestor of the FitzGeralds of the island of Kerry
  Griffith's Pedigrees (Stock of the founders - Osborn Wyddel) shows that John FitzThomas was father also of the following Osborn though by which wife/mistress is not known.
  vi. Osborn 'Wyddel' (the Irishman) of Cors-y-Gedol (a 1293)
  B. Maurice FitzThomas (d before 1253)
  i. Thomas FizMaurice, 1st Lord of Kerry (d 29.06.1280)
  m. Grania MacMorrogh
  a. Maurice FitzThomas, 2nd Lord of Kerry (d 1304)
  m1. Elena FitzElle (dau of William FitzElle)
  (1) Nicholas FitzMaurice, 3rd Lord of Kerry
  m. Mary O'Brien (dau of O'Brien of Thomond)
  (A) Nicholas FitzMaurice, 4th Lord of Kerry (dsp)
m. Honor O'Conor (dau of O'Conor Kerry)
  (B) John FitzMaurice, 5th Lord of Kerry (a 1375)
  m1. Honor O'Brien (dau of O'Brien of Thomond)
  (i) Maurice FitzMaurice, 6th Lord of Kerry (d 1398)
  m1. Elizabeth de Canton (dau of Redmond de Canton)
  (a) John FitzMaurice (dvpsp)
  m2. Joan FitzThomas (dau of Gerald FitzMaurice FitzThomas, 3rd Earl of Desmond)
  (b) Patrick FitzMaurice, 7th Lord of Kerry (d 1410)
  m. Katharine MacCarthy (dau of Telge MacCarthy More)
((1)) Thomas FitzMaurice, 8th Lord of Kerry (d 1469)
  m. Honora FitzThomas (dau of James FitzThomas, 6th Earl of Desmond)
  ((A)) Edmund FitzMaurice, 9th Lord of Kerry (d 1498)
  m. More Kerry (dau of O'Connor Kerry)
  ((i)) Edmund FitzMaurice, 10th Lord of Kerry (d 1543)
  m. Una MacMahon (dau of Telge MacMahon of Corcavasey)
((a)) Edmund FitzMaurice, 11th Lord of Kerry, Viscount Kilmaule (dspm 1541)
  m. Katherine Zouche (dau of Sir John Zouche of Codnor by Elizabeth St. John)
  ((b)) Patrick FitzMaurice, 12th Lord of Kerry (d 1547)
  m. Slany (dau of Murrough, 1st Earl of Thomond)
  (((1))) Thomas FitzMaurice, 13th Lord of Kerry (d unm 1549)
  (((2))) Edmund FitzMaurice, 14th Lord of Kerry (d unm 1549)
  ((c)) Gerald FitzMaurice, 15th Lord of Kerry (d 07.1550)
  m. (06.1550) Julia MacCarthy (dau of Cormac Oge MacCarthy)
  ((d)) Thomas FitzMaurice, 16th Lord of Kerry (b 1502, d 16.12.1590)
  m1. Catharine (dau of Teige MacCarthy More)
  m2. (c1550) Margaret FitzThomas (dau of James, 15th Earl of Desmond)
  m3. Penelope O'Brien (dau of Sir Donal O'Brien)
m2. Amy O'Brien (d before 1537, dau of Toirdhealbhach O'Brien, Bishop of Kildare (d 1525)
  ((ii)) Mary FitzMaurice probably of this generation
  m. Cormac Laidir McTeige MacCarthy, Lord of Muskerry
  ((B)) Robert FitzMaurice ancestor of FitzMaurice of Ardglas & Tubrid
  ((C)) Mary FitzMaurice probably of this generation
  m. Edmund FitzThomas FitzGerald of Glin (d 1503)
  ((2)) Nicholas FitzMaurice, Bishop of Ardfert (a 1420)
  ((3)) Gerald FitzMaurice, Abbott of Odorney
  m2. Elenor FitzPierce (dau of Garrett FitzPierce)
  (ii) Gerald/Garrett FitzMaurice ancestor of FitzMaurice of Duagh
  (iii) Robert FitzMaurice
  (C) Eleanor/Aveline FitzMaurice
  m. (before 20.04.1344) Maurice FitzThomas, 1st Earl of Desmond (b 1393, d 25.01.1355-6)
  (2) Peter FitzMaurice
  m2. Sibilla
  (3) Gerald FitzMaurice
4. Alexander FitzMaurice (dsp)
5. Maurice FitzMaurice FitzGerald, baron of Kiltrany (d 1218)
6. Nesta
  m. Harvey de Montmorency, Constable of Ireland (dsp)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Landsowne) with a little input from BP1934 (Leinster), Commoners (vol IV, FitzGerald Knight of Glyn)
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