Robert FitzGerald, 19th Earl of Kildare

FitzGerald, Robert, 19th Earl of Kildare, grandson of the 16th Earl, was born in 1675. He died 20th February 1744, aged 68, and was interred in Christ Church. Finding Maynooth Castle too much dilapidated to be restored, he purchased Carton, the present seat of the family. He is said to have been " extremely formal and delicate, insomuch that when he was married to Lady Mary O'Brien, one of the most shining beauties then in the world, he would not take off his wedding gloves to embrace her."


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