Research Notes: William Morton Family Notes

Ancestors of William Edward Hulse Morton

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Generation 14
20 Jan 2017

52224. Maurice14 (--?--) 7th Knight of Kerry (child of John Caoch, #104448);[628],[618] married Joan (--?--) (see #52225) before 1479.[631]

Maurice was pardoned in 1496 for his part in the rebellion of Perkin Warbeck[pretender to the English throne supported in Ireland in 1494].[630]

Children of Maurice14 (--?--) 7th Knight of Kerry and Joan (--?--) (see #52225) were:

52225. Joan14 (--?--); married Maurice (--?--) 7th Knight of Kerry (see #52224), son of John Caoch 6th Knight of Kerry and Helena (--?--), before 1479.[631]



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    52226. (--?--)14 O'CONNOR KERRY.

    Children of (--?--)14 O'Connor Kerry and an unknown spouse were:



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    Generation 15
    20 Jan 2017

    104448. John15 CAOCH 6th Knight of Kerry (child of Nicholas FitzMaurice, #208896);[618] married Helena (--?--) (see #104449) before 1479.[621]

    Perhaps John was the builder of Rahinnane Castle, a castle built by the Knight of Kerry in the parish of Ventry, Dingle peninsula.[632] John granted the site for the Friary of Glanworth, Co. Cork, before 1475.[633]

    Children of John15 Caoch 6th Knight of Kerry and Helena (--?--) (see #104449) were as follows:

    104449. Helena15 (--?--); married John Caoch 6th Knight of Kerry (see #104448), son of Bishop Nicholas FitzMaurice 4th Knight of Kerry, before 1479.[621]



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      Generation 16
      20 Jan 2017

      208896. Bishop Nicholas16 FITZMAURICE 4th Knight of Kerry (child of Maurice FitzRichard, #417792);[618],[618] died before 1450.[634]

      Nicholas expelled his brother Edmond. He was appointed Bishop of Ardfert by Avignon Pope Gregory XII and in 1408 is referred to as being Bishop elect, but not as yet in (Priest's) orders. On 25 Oct 1409 he was ordered by Pope Alexander V to be removed... but on 26 Jan 1410/11 he was restored by the anti-Pope John XXIII.[621]

      Children of Bishop Nicholas16 FitzMaurice 4th Knight of Kerry and an unknown spouse were as follows:

      • 104448. i. John15 Caoch 6th Knight of Kerry.

      • ii. . James (--?--) 5th Knight of Kerry;[618] James was one of the magnates who joined in 1468 to restore James, Earl of Desmond to his inheritance[after his father Thomas FitzGerald was executed by Edward IV of England].[635] James died without issue.[626]



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      Generation 17
      20 Jan 2017

      417792. Maurice17 FITZRICHARD 2nd Knight of Kerry (child of Richard fitz Maurice, #835584);[618] married Margaret (or Margery) (--?--) (see #417793), daughter of Sir Nicholas fitz John de Courcey, before 1382;[621] died after 1401.[636]

      Maurice was the Sheriff of Desmond.[637]

      Children of Maurice17 FitzRichard 2nd Knight of Kerry and Margaret (or Margery) (--?--) (see #417793) were as follows:

      • 208896. i. Bishop Nicholas16 FitzMaurice 4th Knight of Kerry.

      • ii. . Edmund FitzMaurice 3rd Knight of Kerry;[618],[618] Edmund was expelled from his lands by his brother Nicholas, and was the ancestor of the FitzGeralds of Ballycrenan, Co. Cork.[630]

      • iii. John FitzMaurice of Cahirmona.[618],[618]

      • iv. Gerald FitzMaurice;[618],[618] died before Mar 1406.[638]

        Gerald was Canon of Limerick and of Cloyne in 1394.[633]

      • v. . David FitzMaurice[628],[628] was living in 1402.[639]

      417793. Margaret (or Margery)17 (--?--) (child of Nicholas fitz John, #835586);[618] married Maurice FitzRichard 2nd Knight of Kerry (see #417792), son of Sir Richard fitz Maurice Knight of Kerry, before 1382.[621]



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        Generation 18
        20 Jan 2017

        835584. Sir Richard18 FITZ MAURICE Knight of Kerry;[628] died after 1356.[634]

        Knighted between 1330 and 1345, Richard was a follower of Maurice, the 1st Earl of Desmond, Custos Pacis (i.e. Sheriff) in Fermoy, Co. Cork, in 1347 and 1356.[633]

        See family tree of Sir Richard fitz Maurice, Knight of Kerry.

        Children of Sir Richard18 fitz Maurice Knight of Kerry and an unknown spouse were:



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        835586. Sir Nicholas18 FITZ JOHN de Courcey.

        Children of Sir Nicholas18 fitz John de Courcey and an unknown spouse were: