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From: "John Heueston" <>
Subject: Re: No FITZGERALD Dukes?
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 05:58:31 GMT
The Dail, the Irish Parliament meet in Leinster House, Kildare St., Dublin
which was once the town house of the Dukes of Leinster.
Lord Edward Fitzgerald(1763-1798) was the younger son of the first Duke of
John Heueston,Irish Family History Society
(if you are researching in Ireland, why not join us. see our web site at
Pat Traynor <> wrote in message
> Here's an item from LocalIreland.ie, referring to a Fitzgerald
> Duchess of Leinster. If there was a Duchess, didn't there have to be a
> "The National Library has announced the acquisition
> of the Papers of the Fitzgerald family of Kildare,
> the Earls of Leinster. The full collection,
> totaling about 800 letters and other documents,
> throws new light on one of Irish history's most
> important families. In particular they shed further
> light on Lord Edward Fitzgerald, one of the leaders
> of the 1798 Rebellion.
> The Papers have been in private hands for the last
> 200 years. Because of their political sensitivity,
> it was thought by scholars of the period that they
> had been destroyed.
> The Fitzgerald family has received renewed
> attention in recent times with the publication and
> television dramatisation of Aristocrats which
> portrayed the lives Lord Edward's mother, Emily
> Duchess of Leinster and her three sisters. For
> anyone interested in the social and political
> history of the latter half of the eighteenth
> century, the Papers are sure to add greater dept to
> our understanding of the family and of this
> important period."
> Patrick Traynor, in California's gold-rush country.
> TRAYNOR'S Web Page (Irish stuff) http://members.nbci.com/pattraynor/
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