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Sir Edward Fitton,
Sir Edward Fitton, the elder,
of Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire,
born 31 March 1527,
he and Anne were married as children, both age 12,
mar 19 January 1540 [end of 1539 old style] to Anne Warburton [born 1 May 1527, dau of Sir Peter Warburton, of Arley, Cheshire],
knighted by Sir Henry Sidney in 1566,
appointed the first Lord President of Connaught and Lord President of Thomond on 1 June 1569, arrived in Ireland July 1569, served until 1572,
fought the native Irish to establish English rule in Connaught and Munster,
returned to England 1572,
appointed Vice-Treasurer of Ireland in December 1572,
returned to Dublin on 25 March 1573,
Anne died in Ireland,
9 January 1574, age 46 yrs,
at the time this was regarded as the end of 1573, the monument in Dublin says "January 1573",
she was buried 18 Jan 1574 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin,
he died 3 July 1579, from a disease caught during an expedition into Longford, age 52 yrs,
buried on 21 September 1579 with his wife in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin,
Light-adjusted version of inscription.
It was originally a memorial to his wife, who died in Ireland, and is full of detailed dates. Spaces were left at the bottom to note the date when Sir Edward returned to England. But of course he died in Ireland, and was buried here, and that was written above this, and the spaces were never filled in.
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St.Patrick's Cathedral (63) outside (S of) the Dublin city walls.
From John Speed's map of Dublin, 1610.