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Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald

Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald

Anglo-Norman soldier in Ireland
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A.K.A. Thomas FitzGerald
Gender male
Family
Father: Maurice FitzGeraldLord of Lanstephan
Children: John FitzGerald1st Baron Desmond
Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald
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Biography

Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald (c. 1175 – 1213) of Shanid, Lord of O'Connelloe, was the son of Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephan. Thomas was the progenitor of the Geraldine House of Desmond, and brother of Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly, progenitor of the Geraldine House of Kildare.
In 1210, Thomas marched into Connacht with Geoffrey de Marisco at the head of a force of Anglo-Norman troops gathered in Munster, and of followers of Donnchad Cairprech Ó Briain, King of Thomond. This expedition aided in forcing Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht into negotiations with John de Gray, Justiciar of Ireland.

Marriage and issue

Thomas FitzMaurice FitzGerald married Sadbh and had issue:

  1. John FitzGerald, 1st Baron Desmond

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