FitzGerald (Gerald) (15th earl of Desmond)

  • c.1530–1583
Gerald fitz James FitzGerald, 15th (or 14th) earl of Desmond, son of the previous earl James fitz John FitzGerald.

earl of Desmond earldom of Desmondearldom of Desmond

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1558–1583“attained” (NHI).
See also: William DruryDrury (William)
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James fitz Gerald FitzGerald [16th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James fitz Gerald) ... 16th earl of Desmond
Tower Earl, Queen's Earl
16th (or 15th earl) of Desmond, only son and successor of the previous earl Gerald and Eleanor Butler.
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James FitzGerald [14th earl of Desmond]FitzGerald (James) ... 14th earl of Desmond
(fl. 1530s–1558)
James fitz John FitzGerald, 14th (or 13th) earl of Desmond, son of John fitz Thomas Fitzgerald, de facto 13th (or 12th) earl of Desmond, and More, daughter of Donogh O'Brien of Carrigogunnell.
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FitzGerald dynasty of DesmondFitzGerald dynasty of Desmond
Leading family in Ireland, originally Anglo-Norman or Cambro-Norman, that produced the earls of Desmond.
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Reference works
McGuire, James [ed.], and James Quinn [ed.], Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed., Online: Royal Irish Academy, Cambridge University Press, 2009–present. URL: <>.
McCormick (Anthony M.) [id. 003149.v1. ‘Fitzgerald, Gerald fitz James’] direct link
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
McGurk (J. J. N.) [id. 9556. ‘Fitzgerald, Gerald fitz James, fourteenth earl of Desmond’] direct link
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