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Kerry, Earl of (I, 1723)


Creation: let.pat. 17 Jan 1722/3


Family name: FitzMaurice later Petty-FitzMaurice




See Marquess of Lansdowne



Thomas [FitzMaurice], 20th Baron Kerry and Lixnaw later 1st Earl of Kerry, PC

1st son and heir of William [FitzMaurice], 19th Baron Kerry and Lixnaw, by his wife Constance Long, dau. of William Long, of the Rose Tavern, Covent Garden, vintner




14 Jan 1692/3 Hon Anne Petty (d. Nov 1737; bur. at East Clogher), sister and hrss. in her issue of Henry [Petty], 1st Earl of Shelburne, and only dau. of Sir William Petty MD FRS MP, Acting Surveyor-General of Ireland, by his wife Elizabeth Fenton, suo jure for life Baroness Shelburne, widow of Sir Maurice Fenton, 1st Bt., of Mitchelstown, co. Cork, and 1st dau. of Maj Gen Sir Hardress Waller, of Castletown, co. Limerick, one of the Regicide Judges


1. Hon William FitzMaurice, later 2nd Earl of Kerry

2. Hon John FitzMaurice later Petty, later 1st Earl of Shelburne

1. Lady Anne FitzMaurice (d. 17 Dec 1757), mar. Dec 1712 Maurice [Crosbie], 1st Baron Branden, and had issue

2. Lady Arabella FitzMaurice, mar. Arthur Denny, of Tralee

3. Lady Charlotte FitzMaurice, mar. John Conway Colthurst, of Ardrum


16 Mar 1741/2 (bur. at Killtomy)


17 Jan 1722/3 Viscount Clanmaurice and Earl of Kerry

suc. by



submitted to the Government of King William III;  Member of Parliament for co. Kerry 1692-93 and 1695-97;  suc. his father as 20th Baron Kerry and Lixnaw Mar 1696/7;  Privy Councillor [I] bef. 1711


William [FitzMaurice], 2nd Earl of Kerry


2 Mar 1694/5

mar. (1)

1730 Elizabeth Leeson (widow of ..... Leeson; dsp. 29 Feb 1735/6), dau. of ..... Moss

mar. (2)

29 Jun 1738 Lady Gertrude Lambart (mar. (2) 7 Jul 1750 James Tilson, of Pallice, King's County, and of Bolesworth Castle, co. Chester, barrister-at-law (d. 20 Jun 1764); d. 25 Oct 1775), 1st dau. of Richard [Lambart], 4th Earl of Cavan, by his wife Margaret Trant, dau. of Capt Richard Trant, Governor of Barbados

children by second wife

1. Hon Francis Thomas FitzMaurice, later 3rd Earl of Kerry

1. Lady Anna Maria FitzMaurice, mar. 10 Jun 1764 Maurice FitzGerald, The Knight of Kerry (dsp. 1780)


4 Apr 1747

suc. by

son by second wife


Col of the Coldstream Guards; Governor of Ross Castle, co. Kerry 1721; Privy Councillor [I] 1746; Governor of co. Kerry 1746; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of co. Kerry


Francis Thomas [FitzMaurice], 3rd Earl of Kerry


9 Sep 1740


18 Mar 1768 Anastacia Daly (former wife of Charles Daly, of Loughcrea, co. Galway; d. 9 Apr 1799; bur. in Westminster Abbey), 2nd dau. and eventual cohrss. of Peter Daly, of Quanbury, co. Galway, by his wife Elizabeth Blake, dau. of Richard Blake, of Ardfry


s.p. 4 Jul 1818 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)

suc. by



Governor of co. Kerry 1762; he sold the majority of his large estates in co. Kerry


Henry [Petty-FitzMaurice], 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne and 4th Earl of Kerry

brother and heir of Henry [Petty later Petty-FitzMaurice], 2nd Marquess of Lansdowne, and 1st son of William [FitzMaurice later Petty], 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (by his second wife Lady Louisa FitzPatrick, 2nd dau. of John [FitzPatrick], 1st Earl of Upper Ossory), 1st son and heir of John [FitzMaurice later Petty], 1st Earl of Shelburne, (by his wife and cousin Mary FitzMaurice, dau. of Hon William FitzMaurice, of Gallane, co. Kerry), 2nd son of Thomas [FitzMaurice], 1st Earl of Kerry


suc. his cousin as 4th Earl of Kerry 4 Jul 1818


The Earldom of Kerry has been held by the Marquesses of Lansdowne since 4 Jul 1818.


 First written 16 Feb 2012



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