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Fitzgerald of Kilmarnock, Baron (UK, 1882 - 1889)


Creation: let.pat. 23 Jun 1882


Extinct: 16 Oct 1889


Family name: Fitzgerald




Ermine a Mascle Or over all a Saltire Gules


On a Roman Fasces lying fesswise proper a Boar passant Ermine fretty Gules


Dexter:  A Griffin Argent gorged with a Collar and pendent therefrom an Escutcheon Azure charged with a Trefoil also Argent;  Sinister: A Boar Argent gorged with a Collar and pendent therefrom an Escutcheon Azure charged with a Rose also Argent


 Crom a boo;  Fortis et Fidelis



John David [Fitzgerald], Baron Fitzgerald of Kilmarnock, PC

son of David Fitzgerald, of Dublin, merchant, by his wife Catherine Leahy, 1st dau. of David Leahy, of London



mar. (1)

1846 Rose O'Donahoe (d. 1850), 2nd dau. of John O'Donahoe, of Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin

children by first wife

1. Hon David Fitzgerald, barrister (b. 14 Jan 1847)

2. Hon John Donahoe Fitzgerald, barrister (b. 20 Jan 1848), mar. 7 Jan 1881 Emma Ysolda Lennard, dau. of Sir Thomas Barrett Lennard, Bt., of Belhus, co. Essex, and had issue

3. Hon Gerald Fitzgerald, barrister (b. 12 Aug 1849)

mar. (2)

3 May 1860 Hon Jane Mary Matilda Southwell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Licence 1860 (b. 7 Feb 1838; d. 26 Feb 1910), sister of Thomas Arthur Joseph [Southwell], 4th Viscount Southwell, and 2nd dau. of Lt Col Hon Arthur Francis Southwell (by his wife Mary Anne Agnes Dillon, dau. of Thomas Dillon, of Mount Dillon, co. Dublin), 3rd son of Thomas Arthur [Southwell], 2nd Viscount Southwell

children by second wife

4. Lieut Hon Arthur Southwell Fitzgerald (b. 16 Feb 1861)

5. Hon Eustace Robert Fitzgerald (b. 2 Apr 1863)

6. Hon Edward Southwell Fitzgerald (b. 13 May 1864), mar. 22 Aug 1884 Margaret Mary D'Arcy, dau. of Matthew P D'Arcy, of Killarney, co. Wicklow

7. Hon Evelyn Charles Joseph Southwell Fitzgerald (b. 11 Mar 1874)

1. Hon Josephine Mary Fitzgerald, mar. 2 Jul 1885 G S Gunnis, of Godonbush, co. Sutherland

2. Hon Geraldine Mary Catherine Fitzgerald

3. Hon Edith Margaret Mary Fitzgerald

4. Hon Ismay Gertrude Mary Fitzgerald

5. Hon Gertrude Amabel Mary Fitzgerald

6. Hon Muriel Mary Fitzgerald


16 Oct 1889


23 Jun 1882 Baron Fitzgerald of Kilmarnock, of Kilmarnock in the County of Dublin


barrister, King's Inns, Dublin 1838, QC [I] 1847, Bencher, Gray's Inn, 1883; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Ennis 1852-60; Solicitor-General for Ireland 1855-56 ; Privy Councillor [I] 1856; Attorney-General for Ireland 1856-58 and 1859-60; a Justice of the Queen's Bench in Ireland 1860-82; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1882-89; Privy Councillor [UK] 1882


First written 15 Sep 2004



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