Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Courtesy of Declan Barron

Clare Journal 1815

3 April
At Anna, in this co., the Lady of Thomas Haire, Esq., of a son.

Right Hon. Wm. Fitzgerald
......... grant unto the Right Hon. Wm. Fitzgerald, of Inchicronan, in the County of Clare, Representative in Parliament for the Borough of Ennis, and Governer of the aforesaid County of Clare, Chancellor and Under Treasurer of his Majesty's Exchequer in Ireland, a Commissioner for executing the Office of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland, one of the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in Great Britain, and one of his Majesty's Most Hon. Privy Council in Great Britain and in Ireland, eldest son and heir apparent of the Right Hon. James Fitzgerald, of Clare, sometime his Majesty's Prime Sergeant at Law, and one of his Majesty's Most Hon. Privy Council in that part of the United Kingdon called Ireland, by Catherine, his wife, sole surviving sister and heir of John Vesey, late of Oranmore in the County of Galway, Esq., deceased, grandson and heir of John Vesey, brother of Sir Thomas Vesey Bart., successively Lord Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora and of Ossery, fathrer of!
 Sir John Denny Vesey, Bart., created Lord Knapton, who was father of Thomas, first Lord Viscount De Vessi, of Ireland; the said Sir Thomas Vesey and John Vesey being sons of His Grace John Vesey, Lord Archbishop of Tuam .....; and unto his only surviving brother the Reverened Henry Fitzgerald, of Castle Rahan, in the County of Cavan, Clerk, Doctor of Laws in the University of Dublin, his Royal License and Authority, that they and their issue lawfully begotten, may assume, take, use, bear, and prefix the name of Vesey to and before their paternal Surname of Fitzgerald, and use and bear the Arms of De Vesey quarterly with the Arms of Fitzgerald, in compliance with the Will and Testament of the before mentioned late Uncle, John Vesey, Esq., ......

Editor's Note... can you please repeat all the above?

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