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William FITZGERALD of Kilcarragh ( - )

1. William FITZGERALD of Kilcarragh, son of Francis FITZGERALD ( - ) and Elizabeth COMYN ( - ), was born in Ireland. He was a Justice of the Peace. He married Anne POWELL in 1783. He died in Ireland.


... of Kilcarragh, Co. Clare.


Anne POWELL was the daughter of John POWELL of Cloverville, County Limerick ( - ) and Anne EYRE ( - ). She and William FITZGERALD had the following children:



Francis John FITZGERALD (1785-1854)


William H.W. FITZGERALD (1789-1872)

Second Generation

2. Francis John FITZGERALD, son of William FITZGERALD of Kilcarragh and Anne POWELL, was born on 12 December 1785. He died in 1854.


He died unmarried, and was succeeded by his younger brother.


3. William H.W. FITZGERALD, son of William FITZGERALD of Kilcarragh and Anne POWELL, was born in 1789 in Co. Clare, Ireland. He was a JP, High Sheriff, 1842. He died on 17 February 1872 in Cliffe Hall, Piercebridge. He married Juliana Cecilia FITZGERALD.


... of Adelphi, Co. Clare . In 1861, aged 72, he was living at the family seat of his daughter and son-in-law, Cliffe Hall in Yorkshire; he was still there 10 years later, but the census notes that by this time he was blind. The census also gives his occupation as Magistrate, presumably retired.

Fitzgerald, W.H. W., Adelphi, Corofin - served as County Clare Magistrate (Bassett's Directory 1880-1). WHW Fitzgerald lived at Cliffe Hall (son-in-law's home), therefore we know that this is the correct Fitzgerald

High Sherrifs of Clare:

1882 W. Wilson FitzGerald, Adelphi. - was High Sheriff of Co. Clare - was this a relative?? Also, in the same directory: 1842 Wm. FitzGerald, Adelphi. 1835 Lucius O’Brien.]]

William Fitzgerald was High Sheriff of County Clare in 1842. He had been a magistarte and Justice of the Peace. On his retirement, he came to live at Cliffe Hall in North Yorkshire, the home of his son-in-law Richard Bassett Wilson. He was still living there by 1871 (aged 80), and in the census of that year is described as being blind. A small glimpse into his life is gleaned from the following anecdote: "On Christmas Day, during the hours of Divine Service at Ardenny Church, and when Mr. Jones was reading the Communion Service, one of his servant maids,left at the Glebe-house with some children, ran into the Church and informed Mr. Fitzgerald, the Magistrate, that her Master's house had just been entered by two men, who minutely searched for arms, and succeeded in carrying away a musket in capital order. Mr. Fitzgerald, immediately went home, and getting information from Mr. Hurst that he saw a small boat on the Shannon with two men rapidly rowing towards the Co. of Clare shore, Mr. Fitzgerald, galloped off to Pallas and sent a party of Police to Ringmoylann-Quay."


When he died, he bequeathed Inchoveagh to his grandson, on condition that he assumed the additonal surname of Fitzgerald.


Juliana Cecilia FITZGERALD, daughter of Maurice FITZGERALD ( - ) and Mary William BURTON ( - ), appeared in the census. She and William H.W. FITZGERALD had the following children:



Anne FITZGERALD ( -1877)


Mary FITZGERALD (1819-1852)

Third Generation

4. Anne FITZGERALD, daughter of William H.W. FITZGERALD and Juliana Cecilia FITZGERALD, was born. She appeared in the census. She married Richard Bassett WILSON on 5 December 1839. She died on 11 July 1877.


Anne was one of two daughters of William Fitzgerald, a Sheriff and JP from County Clare in Ireland. Her younger sister Mary married Sir Lucius O'Brien, 14th Baron Inchiquin. The Fitzgerald family motto is "Shanet a Boo" (No literal translation of the Fitzgerald Motto has been located to date. It is thought to be a corruption of Shanid, a land grant in County Limerick to the Fitzgeralds in 1197 and the site of Shanid Castle. Suggestions range from the battle cry "Shanet to Victory" to "My Home is My Castle", "Long Live" etc.).


Richard Bassett WILSON, son of John WILSON (1767- ) and Martha BASSETT (1776-1869), was born on 3 April 1806. He was a Magistrate and Landed Proprietor. He died on 18 February 1867. He and Anne FITZGERALD had the following children:



Juliana Cecilia WILSON (1840-1898). Juliana was born on 11 September 1840. She married Thomas Charles Johnson SOWERBY on 14 September 1865. She died on 15 November 1898.


John Gerald WILSON (1841-1902). John was born on 29 December 1841 in Yorkshire, Man[s]field. He was a Colonel in the Army. He married Angelina Rosa Geraldine O'BRIEN on 4 June 1873. He died on 8 March 1902.


William Henry FITZGERALD-WILSON (1844-1932). William was born on 22 April 1844. He was a Barrister. He married Isabella Olave STANHOPE on 21 November 1885. He died on 17 April 1932.


Mary Lucia WILSON (1844?-1930). Mary was born in 1844 (estimated) in Kilnarsola, Co. Clare, Ireland. She died on 20 January 1930.


Richard Bassett WILSON (1846-1901). Richard was born in 1846 in Cliffe Hall, Piercebridge. He was a Colonel in the Army. He died on 21 March 1901.


Augusta Jane WILSON (1848- ). Augusta was born on 28 May 1848. She married Thomas Robins BOLITHO on 30 June 1870 in Westminster.


Emily Gertrude WILSON (aft1851-1928). Emily was born after 1851. She married James Fitzgerald BANNATYNE on 17 December 1878. She died on 10 October 1928.


Maurice Fitzgerald WILSON (1858-1945). Maurice was born on 4 February 1858 in London. He was a Civil Engineer. He was confirmed on 20 October 1874. He married Florence May BADNALL on 2 August 1884. He died on 23 December 1945. He was buried in December 1945.


5. Mary FITZGERALD, daughter of William H.W. FITZGERALD and Juliana Cecilia FITZGERALD, was born in 1819. She married Lucius O'BRIEN on 21 February 1837. She died on 26 May 1852. She was buried in Kensall Green Cemetery.


Sir Lucius O'BRIEN, son of Sir Edward O'BRIEN 4th Baronet (1773-1837) and Charlotte SMITH ( - ), was born in 1800. He had the title '14th (8th?) Baron of Inchiquin'. He died in 1872. He and Mary FITZGERALD had the following children:



Mary Grace O'BRIEN ( -1912). Mary died on 12 July 1912.


Charlotte Anne O'BRIEN ( -1918). Charlotte died on 31 January 1918.


Edward Donough O'BRIEN (1839-1900). Edward was born on 14 May 1839. He had the title '14th Baron Inchiquin'. He married Ellen Harriet WHITE on 29 January 1874. He died on 9 April 1900.