Fitzgerald Lord Edward
Fitzgerald, Lord Edward (1763-1798), was brought eip in France, and in 1779 entered the English army, and served in America. He then sat for a time in Parliament for Athy. When the French Revolution broke out he went to Paris. In 1793 he returned to Ireland, and in 1796 joined the Society of United Irishmen. He joined in a plot for bringing about a French invasion. The plot was betrayed, and Fitzgerald was seized after a struggle in which he received a wound from the effects of which he died.