Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 4: Delvin (PROPOSED CORRECTIONS)


Volume 4, page 173 (as modified by volume 14):
He [Christopher Nugent, Baron of Delvin (d. 1478)] is said to have m. Elizabeth (or Anne), da. of Robert (PRESTON), 1st VISCOUNT GORMANSTON [I.].
[Richard (Nugent), Baron Delvin [I.], son and heir of Christopher] m. Isabel, da. of Thomas FITZGERALD (2nd s. Of Gerald, EARL OF KILDARE [I.]).

There are severe chronological difficulties with this version:

Brice Clagett, in September 2004, suggested an alternative reconstruction, in which Richard's wife Isabel was the daughter of Sir Thomas Fitzgerald (d. 1487), younger brother (not younger son) of Gerald, 8th Earl of Kildare, by his wife, Elizabeth Preston, daughter of Robert Preston, 1st Viscount Gormanston. (In this case Christopher Nugent could clearly not have married Elizabeth Preston.)

[The version above was questioned by John Higgins in September 2004.
Item last updated: 8 November 2004.]