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Families covered: FitzGibbon (the White Knights)
[Our first version of 'FitzGibbon1' was launched on 11.06.08 as a Draft page, not formally in the database. It was based on what had been found on various web sites. The following differs significantly from that version. This makes us a bit nervous of what we report but, at least for the time being, we feel we should follow BIFR1976.]

Gilbert (Gibbon) FitzJohn of Meane, 'the White Knight'
m. Ellean MacCarthy
1. Maurice FitzGibbon, 'the White Knight' (a 1333)
  Although BP1934 (FitzGerald, Knight of Kerry) implies that Gilbert (Gibbon) FitzJohn was the first to be known as 'the White Knight', BIFR1976 identifies Maurice as "1st White Knight" and numbers his successors accordingly.
  m. Katherine ("a Scottish lady")
  A. Maurice ancestor of "The Old Knight's Sept" (Mac an Sean (or tShen) Ridire") - see here
  B. David FitzMaurice, 'the White Knight'
  m. _ De Wygornia of co. Tipperary
  i. John, 'the White Knight'
  m. Isabella Butler
a. Sir Maurice, 'the White Knight' (d 1419)
  m. _ MacDermot (dau of Cormac MacDermot)
  (1) John, 'the White Knight'
  m. Margaret O'Brien
  (A) Maurice Mor, 'the White Knight' (a 1496)
  m1. ?? (dau of O'Sullivan Beare)
  (i) David of Ardskeagh
  m2. Ellice (Barry) (dau of 'Viscount' Buttevant, widow of Earl of Desmond)
  (ii) Maurice Oge of Mitchelstown, 'the White Knight' (a 1529)
  (a) Maurice, 'the White Knight' (a 1543)
  m. _ Butler
  ((1)) John, 'the White Knight'
  (iii) Sir John
  m1. ?? (dau of Gerald Oge mac an Erle, of Coshbride)
(a)+ issue - Gibbon, Thomas, David
  m2. Joan Barrymore
  (d) John Oge FitzGibbon (or FitzGerald), 'the White Knight' (d 1569)
  m1. Ellen Condon (dau of Patrick Condon of Condons)
((1)) Edmund FitzJohn FizGibbon, 'the White Knight' (d 23.04.1608)
  BIFR1976 names Edmund's wives but does not make it clear which wife was mother of Maurice. Various web sites show that it was ...
  m1. Joan Tobyn (dau of Lord of Cumshionagh)
  ((A)) Maurice FitzGibbon (dvp 22.04.1608)
  m. Joan Butler (dau of 2nd Lord Dunboyne)
  ((i)) Maurice Oge FitzGibbon, 'the White Knight' (b c1597, dsp 30.05.1611)
  m. Thomasin Brown (dau of Sri Thomas Browne of Hospital)
  ((ii)) Margery (Margaret) FitzGibbon
  m. Sir William Fenton (Secretary of State)
  ((iii)) Ellen FitzGibbon possibly of this generation
  m. Sir John FitzGerald of Dromana (d before 26.05.1608)
  m2. Joan MacCarthy (dau of Dermot MacCarthy of Muskerry)
  ((2)) Ellis FitzGibbon probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Teige O'Callaghan
((3))+ 5 sons
  m2. Eleanor FitzThomas (dau of James, Earl of Desmond) name found on various web sites
  Shown by various web sites as dau of John (sometimes called John (Fitz)Maurice FitzGibbon, 'the White Knight') by Joan Barrymore, and so possibly of this generation, were ...
  (b) Joan FitzGibbon
  m. Maurice FitzThomas of Desmond (dvp 1529)
(c) Ellen FitzGibbon
  m. John FitzGerald FitzThomas of Dromana, Lord of the Decies (d 1533)
  (d) Honor FitzGibbon
  m. Maurice FitzThomas, 9th Earl of Desmond (d 1520)
  Possibly also of this generation were ...
  (e) daughter
  m. Sir James FitzGerald of Leixlip
  (f) daughter
  m. Donogh O'Callaghan of Dromaneen Castle (d 1577)
  (iv) Gibbon
  (2)+ 7 sons
2. son

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (FitzGibbon of co Kilkenny)
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