Biography of Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare

Timeline

In 1487 Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 8th Earl Kildare and Alice Unknown Countess Kildare.

In 1503 Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Zouche Countess Kildare were married. Elizabeth Zouche Countess Kildare by marriage Countess Kildare.

In 1513 Thomas "Silken" Fitzgerald 10th Earl Kildare was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Zouche Countess Kildare in London.

On 03 Sep 1513 Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare succeeded 9th Earl Kildare.

Around 1522 Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare were married. Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare by marriage Countess Kildare.

In 1525 Gerald "Wizard Earl" Fitzgerald 11th Earl Kildare was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare.

In 1527 Elizabeth "The Fair Geraldine" Fitzgerald Countess Lincoln was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare.

On 12 Dec 1534 Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare died.

Anne Fitzgerald was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare.

Margaret Fitzgerald was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare.

Catherine Fitzgerald Viscountess Gormanston was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare.

Death of Prince Arthur

On 25 Apr 1502. Arthur Tudor Prince Wales was buried in the Chantry Chapel of Prince Arthur in Worcester Cathedral.
William Smyth Bishop Lincoln presided.
George Grey 2nd Earl Kent and George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford received Arthur's Coat of Arms, Richard Grey 3rd Earl Kent received Arthur's shield, John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Powis received Arthur's sword, pommel forwards. Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth carried Prince Arthur's banner.
Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare rode Arthur's courser as the Man at Arms, in Arthur's full armour, carrying Arthur's poleaxe, pointed down, through the Nave to the Altar where he was stripped of Arthur's clothes.
The Chapel is to the right of the High Altar in the Chancel. It is decorated with heraldic carvings symbolising the houses of York, Lancaster, Beaufort and Catherine of Aragon’s Pomegranite. His Purbeck marble tomb chest is decorated with the arms of England. Heis buried beneath the cathedral’s floor several feet away from the tomb that visitors can see.

Edward Fitzgerald was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare and Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare.

Descent

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 14 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd

Kings Franks: Great x 20 Grand Son of Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks, King Lombardy, Holy Roman Emperor

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Son of Henry I King France

Ancestry

Father: Gerald Fitzgerald 8th Earl Kildare

GrandFather: Thomas Fitzgerald 7th Earl Kildare

Great GrandFather: John Fitzgerald 6th Earl Kildare

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Fitzgerald 2nd Earl Kildare

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzgerald 1st Earl Kildare

Great x 3 GrandMother: Blanche La Roche Countess Kildare

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Burgh Countess Kildare

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard "Red Earl" Burgh 2nd Earl Ulster

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Burgh Countess Ulster

Great GrandMother: Margaret Herne Countess Kildare

Mother: Alice Unknown Countess Kildare

GrandFather: Rowland Fitzeustace Unknown 1st Baron Portlester