Gerald FitzGerald, 5th Earl of Kildare

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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FitzGerald, Gerald, 5th Earl of Kildare, succeeded his father. In 1398 he was taken prisoner by Calvagh O'Conor Faly, and was not released until he had paid heavy ransom. In 1407 he defeated O'Carrol at Kilkenny, slaying him and 800 of his men. In 1408 he was sent prisoner to Dublin Castle, and all his goods plundered by the servants of the Lord-Lieutenant, for disrespect to the Viceregal authority. He was afterwards liberated on paying a fine of 300 marks. He died in 1410, and was buried in the Grey Abbey at Kildare. He acted as Lord-Deputy in 1405.

Sources

202. Kildare, The Earls of, and their Ancestors: from 1057 to 1773, with Supplement: Marquis of Kildare. 2 vols. Dublin, 1858-'62.

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