NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Fitzgerald family is of ancient and honorable lineage, and went from England to Ireland at an early date, where there are several branches of the family seated at Glin, Terry, Turlough and Adelphi. The coat-of-arms of the Glin family is: Ermine a saltier gules. Crest: a boar passant gules, bristled and armed or. Motto: Sahnit a Boo. The arms of the various families in Ireland are similar. The Knights of Glin bear as supporters two griffins collared and chained, and have a second crest: a castle with two towers, issuant from the sinister tower a knight in armor holding in the dexter hand a key proper. The Glin family seat is at Glin, Glin Castle, county Limerick, Ireland.
(I) Otho, or Other, a Baron of England of Saxon descent, lived in the time of the sixteenth year of Edward the Confessor's reign.
(II) Walter Fitz-Otho was castellan of Windsor, and appointed by William the Conqueror warden of all the forests in Berkshire. He married Gladys, daughter of Ryall ap Conyn.
Robert, Baron of Easton in Essex.
William, ancestor of Lords of Windsor and Earls of Plymouth.
(III) Gerald Fitz Walter de Windesor was castellan of Windsor, and married Nesta, daughter of Rhys ap Tudor Mawr, King of South Wales.
William, ancestor of Carews (See Burke's "Landed Gentry") and of Raymond, who went to Ireland and was ancestor of the Grace's Baronets, and the Fitzmaurices, Earls of Kerry.
(IV) Maurice Fitzgerald, went to Ireland in 1168, being sent with ten knights, twenty esquires, and one hundred archers, to assist Dermot MacMurrough, king of Keinster. He died Sept. 1, 1177, and is buried in the friary of the Grey Friars of Wexford.
Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald, justice of Ireland, who built the castle of Sligo and is ancestor of the Dukes of Leinster.
William, Baron of Naas, county Kildare, and ancestor of the present Viscount Gormanston.
(V) Thomas Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald married Elinor, daughter of Jordan de Marisco, and sister to Herve de Monte Marisco, constable of Ireland, and of Geoffrey de Marisco, Lord Justice of Ireland in the reign of King John. He died 1207.
(VI) John Fitz-Thomas Fitzgerald, married (first) Margery, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Fitz-Anthony, Lord of Decies and Desmond. These domains were confirmed to him by Prince Edward in 1260. He married (second) Honora, daughter of Hugh O'Connor, of Kerry.
By his first wife he had a child:
1. Maurice Fitz-John Fitzgerald, who was Lord of Decies and Desmond, and ancestor of the Fitzgeralds, Earls of Desmond, who ranked among the most powerful nobles of Ireland for more than two centuries.
Children of second wife:
2. Gilbert Fitz-John, ancestor of the White Knight.
3. Sir John Fitz-John, mentioned below.
4. Maurice Fitz-John, ancestor of the Knight of Kerry.
5. Thomas Fitz-John, ancestor of the Fitzgerald of the Island of Kerry.
John Fitz-Thomas Fitzgerald, by virture of his royal seigniory as a Count Palatine, created three of his sons by the second marriage, knights; and their descendants have been so styled in acts of parliament, patents under the great seal, and all legal proceedings, up to the present (1910) time. He founded the monastary of Tralee, and was buried there in 1260.
(VII) Sir John Fitz-John, Knight, was the first Knight of Glin, and had from his father the castles of Glincirbury and Beagh, county Limerick, Ireland.
John Fitz-John, mentioned below.
Gerald Fitz-John, ancestor of the family of Clenlish and Castle Ishen, county Cork, Baronets.
(VIII) Sir John Fitz-John del Glin was succeeded by his son.
(IX) Sir Thomas Fitz-John del Glin, Knight, "custos pacis in partibus O'Connyll," in the twentieth year of the reign of Edward III, 1346, who gave hostages for his fealty in 1345.
(X) Sir John Fitz-Thomas del Glin, Knight, was living in 1331, hostage for his father's fealty in 1345.
Philip, who left a son, Thomas, who succeeded his uncle.
(XI) Philip Fitz-John del Glin had a son Thomas, who succeeded to the estate of his uncle Thomas.
(XII) Sir Thomas Fitz-Philip Fitz-John, son of Philip, succeeded to the estate of Glin. He had a son, Edmond, mentioned below.
(XIII) Edmond Fitz-Thomas Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, married Mary, daughter of Thomas, Lord Kerry, and died in 1503.
(XIV) Thomas Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, styled, sometimes Knight of the Valley, was seized of the manors of Glin and Castleton Beagh, and was attainted in eighteenth year of Herny VIII, and again in eleventh of Elizabeth's reign.
(XV) Thomas Fitzgerald, was attainted with his father and executed in the eleventh year of the reign of Elizabeth, leaving a daughter, Ellen, wife of Sir Emond Fitz-Harris, Knight, and a son, his successor.
(XVI) Edmond Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, was pardoned and restored to his estates June 13, in the thirteenth year of the reign of Elizabeth. He married Honora, daughter of Owen McCarthy Reagh.
(XVII) Thomas Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, had livery of his lands Dec. 18, 1628. He surrendered those estates and had them regranted June 22, 1635. He married Joan, daughter of James Lord Dunboyne, widow of Edmond Fitz-Gibbon, son of Edmond Fitz-Gibbon, the White Knight.
(XVIII) Gerald Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, made a deed of settlement of his estates, Dec. 5, 1672. He married Joan, daughter of _____ O'Brien, and died before 1700.
Thomas, mentioned below.
Honora, married Henry Fitzgerald of Bremore, county Kerry.
(XIX) Thomas Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, seized of an estate entailed under the deed of settlement of 1672, married Mary, daughter of Edmond Fitzgerald.
Edmond, his successor.
Richard, who succeeded his brother.
Thomas, who succeeded his brother Richard.
Catherine, married Robert Fitzgerald.
(XX) Thomas Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, third son, succeeded to the estate. He married Mary, daughter of John Bateman, Esquire, of Oak Park, county Kerry.
John, mentioned below.
His will was dated Sept. 17, 1781, and proved Feb. 18, 1801, showing that he died between those dates.
(XXI) John Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, married Margaretta Maria, daughter of John Fraunceis Gwynn, Esquire, of Ford Abbey, county Devon.
(XXII) John Fraunceis Fitzgerald, only son, was Knight of Glin, and was born June 28, 1791, and died at Glin Castle in 1853. He married, July 28, 1812, Bridget, fifth daughter of Rev. Joseph Eyre of Westerham, county Kent, England.
John Fraunceis, born May 26, 1813.
Edmund Urmston McLeod, mentioned below.
(XXIII) Edmond Urmston McLeod Fitzgerald, son of John Fraunceis Fitzgerald, was born at Glin Castle in 1817, and died in Ireland. He was a large land holder with an entailed estate.
He married Ellen Sullivan, born in Ireland, 1822, died in Ogdensburg, New York, December, 1895.
Children, born in Ireland:
Edmond Urmston, deceased.
Richard, mentioned below.
John Fraunceis, living in Ogdensburgh,
Gerald, who died in Ireland.
(XXIV) Richard Fitzgerald, son of Edmond Urmston McLeod Fitzgerald, was born at Glin, Ireland, April 11, 1848. He attended a private school in Glin, county Limerick, and came to America with his mother in June, 1857. He attended the public schools of Ogdensburg, New York, where they settled, and when sixteen years old enlisted, in August, 1864, for the civil war in Company D, One Hundred and Sixth New York Volunteer Infantry. He served until the close of the war under Generals Sheridan and Grant. He was in the battles of the Shenandoah Valley and at Petersburg, and was at Appomattox court house when Lee surrendered.
In June, 1865, he returned to Ogdensburg, and was employed on the Northern Transportation Company steamers between Ogdensburg and Chicago, as officer, until 1874. He then went to Buffalo and was appointed master of the steamship "India," the finest passenger vessel on the Great Lakes at that time, owned by the Anchor Line of Pennsylvania. He remained in this position until 1880. He is a master mariner, also Lloyd's inspector and marine surveyor, with an office in Ogdensburg.
He is a Democrat in politics, and chairman of the Park board. He is a member of the Century Club, and of Ransom Post, Grand Army of the Republic.
He married, Jan. 8, 1874, Sarah Jane, daughter of Arthur and Mary (Pyncheon) McConville, of Ogdensburg.
1. Richard Edmond, born in Ogdensburg, Nov. 19, 1874; graduated from Ogdensburg Academy; and later attended Harvard University. He was admitted to the bar in New York and practiced in Ogdensburg; served as city recorder two terms; died June 3, 1906.
2. John Arthur, born Dec. 5, 1876; attended Montreal College, and graduated from Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., in 1897, with degree of A.B.; represents the National Cash Register Company of Dayton, Ohio, as manager, in Vancouver, B.C.
3. Gerald, born Jan. 31, 1881; graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Ogdensburg in 1898, and is now (1910) engaged in the theatrical business.
4. Henry Conroy, born Feb. 11, 1884; attended St. Mary's Academy and Montreal College.
5. Mary Geraldine, born Sept. 22, 1886; attended St. Mary's Academy, and graduated from Villa Maria Convent, Montreal, Canada in 1905.
Peter Fitzgerald was born in Queens county, Ireland, 1822, died at Keeseville, N.Y., April 8, 1895. He was eductated in the schools of his native parish, and learned the trade of stone mason. He came to this country in 1852 and for a short time lived at Toronto, Canada. He was employed in the construction of the House of Parliament at Ottawa, Canada. He removed to Oswego, N.Y., 1863, and was employed for many years by the Kingsfords. He spent his last years in the home of his son, Rev. Thomas Peter Fitzgerald, at Keeseville.
He married, in Cahir, Mary Hartigan, born in Cahir, county Tipperary, Ireland, 1821, died in Oswego, N.Y. Dec. 10, 1890.
Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald, four of whom died in infancy; the surviving children were:
Sarah A., deceased.
Rev. Thomas Peter.
(II) Rev. Thomas Peter Fitzgerald, son of Peter and Mary (Hartigan) Fitzgerald, was born in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 23, 1856. When very young he came with his parents to Oswego, N.Y., and attended St. Mary's parochial school, the public schools, and St. Paul's parochial school of which he was a graduate. He taught school there for several years, after which he attended St. Michael's College in Toronto, from which he graduated in philosophy in 1884, and then entered upon a theological course in the Grand Seminary at Montreal. He was ordained to the priesthood at Ogdensburg, Aug. 1, 1886, by Right Rev. E. P. Wadhams.
His first pastorate was at Crown Point, N.Y., where he worked successfully in his church and surrounding mission fields, organizing a new formed parish and reducing the indebtedness materially. In May , 1889, he became pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Keeseville, N.Y., where he was in charge for fourteen years. He built up the mission connected with this church, spiritually and temporally, improved the church property to the extent of six thousand dollars in both missions, and left the parish in a strong and flourishing condition.
In April, 1899, he assumed charge of St. Mary's parish in Ticonderoga, N.Y. After three years' successful labor there, at the urgent request of Right Rev. H. Gabriels, his bishop, and to the deep regret of his parishioners, he consented to assume charge of the Sacred Heart parish, Massena, N.Y., then rent by division and internal troubles which were son happily healed over by his prudent administration. He has since labored very successfully in the spiritual and temporal uplift of this parish, making of it one of the leading parishes of the Ogdensburg diocese, loved by his own people, and most highly esteemed by all others, irrespective of creed.
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