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Thomas FitzGerald, Earl of Offaly
(12 January 1974 – 9 May 1997) was the only son of Maurice FitzGerald, Marquess of Kildare
Maurice FitzGerald, 9th Duke of Leinster , styled Earl of Offaly before 1976 and Marquess of Kildare between 1976 and 2004, is an Irish nobleman. The Duke is the highest ranking member of the Peerage of Ireland....
(now 9th Duke of Leinster
Duke of Leinster is a title in the Peerage of Ireland and the premier dukedom in that peerage. The title refers to Leinster, but unlike the province the title is pronounced "Lin-ster"...
He was killed in a car accident
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. A fund for dyslexics
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(the T.O.M. Fund) was established in his memory.
The Earl of Offaly is buried in the churchyard of All Saints' Church, Sutton Courtenay
Sutton Courtenay is a village and civil parish on the River Thames south of Abingdon and northwest of Didcot. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.-Today:...