Archbishop Walter FitzSimons

FitzSimons, Walter, Archbishop of Dublin, who was consecrated in 1484, joined the Earl of Kildare and others in crowning Simnel in 1487; but, having made his submission and craved pardon of King Henry VII., he was again received into favour, and was entrusted with many important offices. He died at Finglas, 14th May 1511, and was buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral. "He was a prelate of great gravity and learning; of a graceful presence." He inveighed against idle younger sons and beggars, "who live in sloath and indolence on account of the great plenty of all kinds of provision that the land naturally produceth; and for this they neglect to labour."


339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.