Note: son of Geoffrey Fitz Piers, Earl of Essex. Isabel and Fitz-Geoffrey had the a child named Aveline FitzJohn. Aveline married Walter de Burgh (born 1230-died 28th July, 1271), Earl of Ulster. Walter de Burgh was the son of Richard "the Great" de Burgh, Lord of Connacht, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland by his wife Egidia, the daughter of Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) John Fitz-Goeffrey, on the death of his half-brother William in 1227, paid a fine to the King of 300 marks for those lands which were his father's and did by inheritance rightly belong to him, and whereof this last Earl William died seized. In the 18th of Henry III, this John was constituted Sheriff of Yorkshire, and in the same reign was admitted one of the Privy Council, and the same year was one of those sent to the Pope to prohibit his attempting anything therein prejudicial to the interests of the King and kingdom. In eight years afterwards John Fitz-Goeffrey was one of the commissioners sent from King Henry III, with Roger Bigod and others, to the Council at Lyons, in order to complain of the great exactions made upon the realm by the Holy See; the next year he was constituted Justice of Ireland, where for his services he received a grant from the crown of the Isles of Thomond. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 527)
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