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1. The Scottish People: Their Clans, Families, and Origins
by James Alan Rennie
Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London, England, 1961.
[Pages 17-23 concern the tribal history of Ireland and Scotland. This book contains a list of 52 other books in a guide to further information about Ireland, Scotland, the Gaels, and related matters.]
6. Scotland by Ian Finlay
Chatto & Windus, London, 1957
Page 32 (re beating of Gaelic-speaking children in 1860's)
8. Ireland: A Terrible Beauty
by Jill and Leon Uris
Bantam Edition/March 1978
Page 13 (re Skellig Michael and St. Finan)
9. Ibidem, page 15 (re Vikings and Clontarf)
10. Ibidem, page 16 (re FitzMaurice of Munster)
11. Ibidem, page 24 (re potatoes and genocide)
12. Ibidem, page 280 (re Statutes of Kilkenny)
14. Treasures of Early Irish Art: 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D.
Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1977.
Pages 10-24 (re archaeological history of Ireland)
The Victorious Career of Cellachan of Cashel or
The Wars between the Irishmen and the Norsemen in the Middle of the 10th Century.
The Original Irish Text edited, with Translation and Notes by Alexander Bugge
J. Chr. Gundersens Bogtrykkeri, 1905
Page 108 (re Failbhi o Conuire)
16. Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of England, Scotland, and Ireland for 1853. 3 Volumes
FITZGERALD, The Knight of Glin
[re Otho or Other of Tuscany and his descendants]
17. Ibidem

[re Mervyn Vrych and Nesta]
18. The Life of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran
by his son William Henry Curran with additions and notes by R. Shelton MacKenzie, D.C.L.
Redfield, 34 Beekman Street, New York, 1855
19. The Encyclopedia Americana, Edition of 1952
Americana Corporation, New York and Chicago
CHINA, Late Stone Age Man: Vol. 6, p. 529.
20. Ibidem, FENIANS: Vol. 11, page 116.
21. Ibidem, IRELAND, Fenians: Vol. 15, page 317
21a Ibidem, Ocean Steamships: Vol. 25, page 559
30. Encyclopedia Britannica, Edition of 1971
32. Ibidem, TUSCANY: Vol. 22, p. 419
33. Materials for History of the Franciscan Province of Ireland, A.D. 1230-1450 Collected and edited by Rev. Father E. B. Fitzmaurice and A.G. Little
Manchester, The University Press, 1920
Pages 20-21
35. Irish Historical Documents, 1172—1922
Edited by E. Curtis and R. B. McDowell
London, Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1943
37. A Guide to Irish Surnames
by Dr. Edward MacLysaght
Dublin, Helicon 1965
39. Selections from Old Kerry Records Historical and Genealogical
by Mary Agnes Hickson
London, Printed by Watson & Hazel
28, Charles Street, Hatton Garden, 1872
40. Sons of the Conqueror by Leslie G. Pine
Charles E. Tuttle Company
Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan (1973)
44. History of Wales
by Sir Edward Lloyd
(Reputably the best history for the period prior to 1284 A.D.
47. Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire
362 pages with genealogical table.
49. Celtic Civilization and Its Heritage by Jan Filip
(Second revised edition)
ACADEMIA, Praha 1976
In the Popular Scientific Series of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science.
52. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland
by Sir Bernard Burke (Ulster King of Arms), Edited by L. G. Pine
4th Edition, 1958
Burke's Peerage Ltd., London
FITZMAURICE (formerly of DUAGH) Page 287
55. Life of William, earl of Shelburne, afterwards first marquess of Lansdowne
by Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice
London, Macmillan and Co. 1875-76
3 Volumes
56. Historical Portraits of Irish Chieftains and Anglo-Norman Knights
by the Rev. Charles B. Gibson, M.R.I.A.
Longmans, Green, and Co., London (1871)
[A factual account of political figures and events in Ireland from 1170 A.D. to 1870 A.D.]
58. Orkney and Shetland by Eric Linklater
Robert Hale, London, Reprinted 1973
Page 84
61. Encyclopedia Britannic, Edition of 1971
Vol. 16, page 1100
Orkney, Earls of
62. Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England
by Sir Charles Firth, with an introduction by G. M. Young.
Oxford University Press, Ely House, London W. I.
First published in 1900. In the World's Classics, it was printed in 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, and 1966. 488 pages.
[This is a good book for beginning a study of Cromwell.]
64. The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849
by Cecil Woodham-Smith
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York and Evanston, 1962
[A finely detailed account of the genocide in Ireland during the 1840's.]
65. Glanerough and the Petty-Fitzmaurices
by the Marquis of Lansdowne
(Henry William Edmund Petty-Fitzmaurice)
Oxford University Press
London New York Toronto, 1937
[The author was the 6th Marquis of Lansdowne and the 27th Lord of Kerry. This book is a collection of stories about the history of Kerry. An eleven-page appendix gives a genealogy of the Lords of Kerry and Lixnaw.]
66. The Three Musketeers of the Air
(with 31 illustrations)
By Captain Hermann Koehl, Major James C. Fitzmaurice, and Baron Guenther von Huenefeld
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London, 1928
67. Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1929
Page 45
68. The Archaeology of Ireland by Peter Harbison
Charles Scribner & Sons, New York, 1976
69. Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life
by Richard E. Dickerson
Scientific American 239,  70-86, September 1978
75. The Story of the Irish Race: A Popular History of Ireland
by Seamas MacManus
Revised Edition, Copyright 1921, 28th Printing, February 1978.
The Devin-Adair Company, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
77. Irish Names for Children
by Patrick Woulfe
Revised by Gerard Slevin
Gill and Macmillan Ltd., Dublin, 1974
78. History of the Name MacCARTHY
by J. D. Williams
The Mercier Press, Dublin & Cork, 1978
79. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History
of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage.

150th Edition, Burke's Peerage Limited, London, 1970
84. The Surnames of Ireland
by Edward MacLysaght
Third Edition
Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1978
85. The Story of Lucca by Janet Ross and Nelly Erichsen
London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd.
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, W. C.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1912
86. History of Kerry by Mary Frances Cusack
87. Languages of the British Isles Past and Present by W. B. Lockwood
Andre' Deutsch Limited
105 Great Russell Street, London WC1, 1975
88. The Times Atlas of World History
Edited by Geoffrey Barraclough
Hammond Incorporated, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040, 1978
[The time period covered is from about 400,000 years ago to about A.D. 1975.]
90. Oral statements made to me by my maternal grandfather's cousin, George William Curran [DS.8.3].
91. Oral statements made to me by Loretta McGrath [DS.5.5].
92. Oral statements made to me by my aunt, Ellen E. Curran (Cahill) [DS.4.5.9].
93. Letters written to me by my aunt, Ellen E. Curran (Cahill) [DS.4.5.9].
94. Oral statements made to me by cousin, Thomas Cahill [DS.].
95. Letters written to me by my cousin, Sister Mary Healey [DS.].
96. Oral statements made to me by Michael J. O'Connor, the father-in-law of me brother Emmett[DS.].
97. Oral statements made to me by my father [M.2.1 or DS.4.5.7S].]
102. The FitzMaurices of Kerry, by K. W. Nicholls
 Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Journal, Volume III (1970), pp. 23-42. [The author has concluded that there are numerous errors in all of the published genealogies of the FitzMaurice Lords of Kerry.]
103. The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry When Cromwell Came to Ireland
by John O'Hart, Introduction by E. A. MacLysaght.
Irish University Press Shannon Ireland 1968
Facsimile reprint of First edition Dublin 1884.
[This book is of interest primarily because it contains lengthy extracts from documents relating to the 17th century land settlements, the originals of which were destroyed in the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922.]
117. Speculum Duorum or A Mirror of Two Men
by Geraldus Cambrensis
Edited by Yves Lefevre and R.B.C. Huygens
English translation by Brian Dawson
General Editor: Michael Richter
Board of Celtic Studies, University of Wales
History and Law Series, No. 27
Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1974
118. Oral statements made to me by Anne Marie FitzMaurice [M3.2.6], a granddaughter of Timothy FitzMaurice of Matheau and Chicago.
119. Oral history from my mother, Laura Margaret (Curran) FitzMaurice [M3.1S].
121. Letters written to me by Lubitza (Sorich) FitzMaurice [M4.5S].
205. Master Index to Royal Genealogical Data
Brian Tompsett, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Hull
206. The Prime Ministers: From Robert Walpole to Margaret Thatcher
by George Malcolm Thomson
William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1981
Page 54: William Petty Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne
207. The Bremen by Fred W. Hotson. Toronto, Canada: Canav Books, 1988
208. Fitz by Teddy Fennelly
Anderin Publishing Company in conjunction with
The Leinster Express, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, County Laoise,
Republic of Ireland, 1997
209. The Concise Oxford Dictionary
Oxford University Press, 1983
210. Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study
by Orlando Patterson
Harvard University Press
Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England, 1982
211. The Gherardinis
[Could not be found in December 2001.]
212. Otho
[Could not be found in December 2001.]
213. Towns, Townlands, Parishes, and Baronies of Ireland
214. Ordnance Survey Names Books: Co. Limerick
(Available in the National Library of Ireland.)
215. The History of the FITZMAURICE Family
331 Greencedar Drive, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7K5, CANADA
Copies are available from the author via e-mail.
216. Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
217. Letter received by William FitzMaurice, 19 Hillcrest Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089-2038 from Sgt. A. Aston, Air Intelligence Section, Air Corps Group HQ, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin. Dated 15 Nov 1982.
218. Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage
Jubilee Edition, 1980
© Debrett's Peerage Limited, London.
Distributed by Gale Research Company, Detroit.
 219.  e-mail messages from Helen Hall of Australia
May 2001
 220. e-mail messages from Frances Brennan
February 2001
 221. Discoveries in Australia; with an account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed
during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43.

STOKES, John Lort (1811-1855)
(London, T. and W. Boone, 1846) Vol. II. Ferguson 4406. 
 222. Trafalgar Roll
 223. Australian Dictionary of Biography
Melbourne University Press; London, New York, Cambridge University Press [1966-
 224. Mariners are Warned!
John Lort Stokes and H.M.S. Beagle in Australia 1837- 1843
by Marsden C. Hordern
Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, 1989
 225. Letter from the Marquis of Lansdowne, dated 5 Nov 2001. The enclosed, hand-written notes by his Curator have been very helpful even though a few of them have not yet been completely deciphered.
 226. Information provided privately by G. R. Berridge,
Emeritus Prof. of Politics, University of Leicester
 227. Search Database
228.  Pierre Vachon, son of Roméo Vachon
229. The Painter and the President by Stanley Meisler
p. 58, Smithsonian, August 2001
230. Wir von der "Bremen"
Dr. h.c. Hermann Koehl, Hauptmann a. D.
James Fitzmaurice, Oberst des irischen Freistaates
E. G. Freiherr von Huenefeld, Director des Norddeutschen Lloyd-Bremen
Bearbeitet von Dr. Ewalt Kimenkowski, Oct 1928
Verlag Richard Gahl, Berlin N 4
231. Tom Magness
Member of the North American Carew Family Committee
232. Studies in Peerage and Family History
By J. Horace Round
Longmans Green & Co., New York
Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., Westminster , 1901
Pages xi and 69.
 233. Correspondence from:
Horst Jahnke
Flughafen Muenchen GmbH
Public Relations Department
Visitor Services
234. Über den Wolken. Wellblech und Atlantikflug.
by Christin Meisel
Bremen 1998, pp. 49/50
235. Oral history from my brother,
Rev. Terence T. Fitzmaurice, O.S.B. [M2.1.5]
236. Oral history from Veronica (FitzMaurice) Watts [M2.1.6]
237. Oral history from Nancy Laurie Doremus [M2.1.3.5]
238. Oral history from Carol Ann (Sachetta) Laurie [M2.1.2S]
239. Correspondence from:
Bonnie Wilson, daughter of Michael Bowers and granddaughter of Col. James M. C. Fitzmaurice
240. THE PEACEMAKERS: The Great Powers and American Independence
by Richard Brandon Morris
Harper & Row, New York, 1965
241. Correspondence from:
Heather Barczac of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK


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