I have written in another post regarding my ancestor Patrick Henry FitzGerald who lived in Dublin 1800-1856 trying to understand the times in which he lived and researching the way he lived hoping it might give me a clue as to where he comes from. Sadly, not the case. In fact it is probably time to give up. But I can’!!
i know only that he is a native of Kerry( as recorded in the obituary of my ggrandfather, his son) but no town is mentioned. Family folklore always said he was related to Knights of Kerry but I have never given this much credit. After all it is likely most FitzGerald’s are descended from the Knights of Kerry.
However in the absence of any other leads other than a DNA connection on Ancestry to a descendant of Lucy FitzGerald, daughter of the 14th Knight I have decided to try and research the possibility. Ancestry suggests 6-8 cousins which for my match which would mean Patrick Henry’s grandfather was somehow related to 14th Knight. I also have a smaller DNA connection to descendants of Knights of Glin- I believe they did intermarry at some stage.
My question of the community is - does anyone know of any way or any person who could help me find out descendants of younger siblings of the Knights other than Burke’s peerage which I have examined fairly closely??