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William FITZGERALD (1789-1872)

1. 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 and William H.W. FITZGERALD had the following children:

 

Anne FITZGERALD ( -1877). Anne was born. She appeared in the census. She celebrated her Bar Mitzvah. She married Richard Bassett WILSON on 5 December 1839. She died on 11 July 1877.

Mary FITZGERALD (1819-1852). Mary 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.

Second Generation

2. 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.

 

3. 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). Francis was born on 12 December 1785. He died in 1854.

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William H.W. FITZGERALD (1789-1872)

Third Generation

4. Francis FITZGERALD, son of Gerald FITZGERALD of Kilcarragh, co. Clare and Anne PERREAU of Cork, married Elizabeth COMYN.

 

5. Elizabeth COMYN was the daughter of David COMYN of Kilcoursey. She and Francis FITZGERALD had the following children:

 

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William FITZGERALD ( - )

George FITZGERALD ( - )

John FITZGERALD ( - )

Elizabeth FITZGERALD ( - )

 

6. John POWELL of Cloverville, County Limerick, son of Robert POWELL of Newgarden, Co. Limerick, married Anne EYRE.

 

7. Anne EYRE was the daughter of Samuel EYRE and Anne STRATFORD. She and John POWELL had the following children:

 

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Anne POWELL ( - )