Maurice FitzGerald, 4th Earl of Kildare

FitzGerald, Maurice, 4th Earl of Kildare, brother of preceding. In 1345 he was imprisoned in Dublin Castle by the King's order, but released the next year on the recognizances of twenty-four lords and gentlemen. In 1347 he attended Edward III. to Calais with thirty men-at-arms and forty hobellers, and for his bravery was knighted by the King. In 1378 we find him granted £10 from the Exchequer as compensation for his loss of six men, four coats of mail, and other armour, "in a certain great hosting upon the O'Morchoes of Sliewmargy." He died on 25th August 1390, and was buried in Christ Church, Dublin.


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