The Baronetcy of Lisheen, County Tipperary, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 5 August 1801 for Col. Thomas Judkin-Fitzgerald (Uniacke), who had adopted the surname of Judkin in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle Judge John Lapp Judkin, of Cashel. The title was a reward for suppressing the United Irish Rebellion of 1798 in Co Tipperary as High Sheriff of Tipperary. On his death in 1810, in a "criminatory obituary" and in reference to his excessive use of the cat o' nine tails at this time, it was said that "The history of his life and loyalty is written in legible characters on the backs of his fellow countrymen."
He was succeeded by his son, Sir John, the second Baronet John who also went onto becoming Mayor of Cashel and High Sheriff of Tipperary, the latter during the last year of King George III reign 1819, then by his grandson the third Baronet, Sir Thomas who also was a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for the County Tipperary. With the death of the fourth Baronet in 1917, the baronetcy became apparently extinct or dormant. The Crown Office Baronetcy Register Official Roll mentions Capel Gerald Judkin-Fitzgerald (1872–1898) and Thomas Judkin-Fitzgerald (born 1873) as his heirs. The Roll shows also the latter as the fifth Baronet, but it is doubtful as the entry appears incomplete. The further entry considers the baronetcy extinct or dormant and gives no date of death for Thomas, nor does it say what relationship he was to the fourth Baronet. The Late Linda Gullette Hudson, a possible descendant had done considerable genealogical research into her thus this FitzGerald family relationship with the result that it seemed her 1st cousin FitzGerald may in fact be the current Heir male of the body but due to unclear circumstances leaving Ireland for the USA (perhaps related to the infamous notoriety of the Baronetcy Creation), their ancestor did not prove Claim to the Title hence it became dormant.
Judkin-Fitzgerald baronets, of Lisheen (1801)
- Sir Thomas Judkin-Fitzgerald, 1st Baronet (1754–1810) High Sheriff of Tipperary 1798
- Sir John Judkin-Fitzgerald, 2nd Baronet (1787–1860) High Sheriff of Tipperary 1819, Mayor of Cashel
- Sir Thomas Judkin-Fitzgerald, 3rd Baronet (1820–1864), magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for the County Tipperary, 27 April Sir Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald. Golden Hills, Relickmurray, Clanwilliam (County Tipperary). Dr. Matthew S. Kennedy. Death from temporary insanity. Reported by Thomas Mack. Source: A return of inquisitions held by the coroner for the South Riding of the County of Tipperary commencing 1st Feb 1864 and ending June 1864.
- Sir Joseph Capel Judkin-Fitzgerald, 4th Baronet (1853–1917)
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- Dictionary of National Biography Vol. X Pub. since 1917 by Sir Leslie Stephen, Oxford University Press
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- THE FITZGERALD SUICIDE—EXTRAORDINARY SCENE AT THE BURIAL.
- "The Irish Times"; Page 3; published Monday, 2 May 1864 "DEATH OF SIR THOMAS J FITZGERALD, BART"
- The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time p.354 By Bernard Burke Published by Harrison & sons, 1864 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 4 June 2008 1185 pages
- This page incorporates information from Leigh Rayment's Baronetage Page([self-published source][better source needed]) which has further dates on it, not shown above.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Robert Dunlop, ‘Fitzgerald, Sir Thomas Judkin-, first baronet (1754–1810)’, rev. Thomas P. Power, first published September 2004, 670 words
- An Historical Review of the State of Ireland from the Invasion of that ... By Francis Plowden (1806) Printed and published by W. F. McLaughlin and Bartholomew Graves, Ireland v.5
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- The History of Ireland: From Its Invasion Under Henry II. to Its Union with ... By Francis Plowden (1812) v.2 p452 incl Judkin-Fitzgerald's visits to Dublin Castle and subsequent capitulation by Francis Arthur Esq on board Minerva Captd & witnessed by Joseph Salkeld, Mate Henry Harrison[disambiguation needed] which also transported United Irish Wicklow General Joseph Holt (rebel) Holt Fellowship