Knight of Kerry

Knight of Kerry, also called The Green Knight, is one of three Anglo-Irish hereditary knighthoods, all of which existed in Ireland since feudal times. The other two were The White Knight (surname fixed as FitzGibbon), being dormant since the 17th century, and the Knight of Glin (The Black Knight), extinct since 2011. All three belong to the FitzGerald dynasty, being created by the Earls of Desmond for their kinsmen.

Sir Maurice Buidhe fitz John, 1st Knight of Kerry, was the illegitimate son of John FitzGerald, 1st Baron Desmond and feudal Lord of Connello (d. 1261 Battle of Callann), son of Thomas fitz Maurice, son of Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephan, son of the Princess Nest ferch Rhys of Deheubarth and Gerald de Windsor.

Knights of Kerry

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