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Arran, Earl of (I, 1662 - 1686)


Creation: let.pat. 13 May 1662


Extinct: 25 Jan 1685/6


Family name: Butler




Quarterly: 1st, Or a Chief indented Azure;  2nd, Gules three Covered Cups Or;  3rd, Argent a Lion Sable on a Chief Gules a Swan wings expanded of the first between two Annulets Or


Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Plume of five Ostrich Feathers Argent therefrom issuant a Falcon rising of the last


On either side a Griffin Azure winged legged and beaked Or


 Comme Je Trouve



Richard [Butler], 1st Earl of Arran, PC

5th son of James [Butler], 1st Duke of Ormonde, by his wife and cousin Lady Elizabeth Preston, suo jure Lady Dingwall, only dau. and hrss. of Richard [Preston], 1st Earl of Desmond, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Butler, only dau. and hrss. by his second wife of Thomas [Butler], 10th Earl of Ormonde and 3rd Earl of Ossory


15 Jun 1639

mar. (1)

bef. 16 May 1666/7 Lady Mary Stuart, suo jure Baroness Clifton of Leighton Bromswold (bapt. 10 Jul 1651;  dsp. 4 Jul 1668; bur. in Kilkenny Cathedral), sister and hrss. of Esmé [Stuart], 5th Duke of Lennox, and only dau. of James [Stuart], 4th Duke of Lennox, by his wife Lady Mary Villiers, only dau. of George [Villiers], 1st Duke of Buckingham

mar. (2)

bef. 7 Jun 1673 Dorothy Ferrers (d. 30 Nov 1716; bur. at Tamworth, co. Stafford), dau. of John Ferrers, of Tamworth Castle, co. Stafford, by his wife Anne Carleton, dau. of Sir Dudley Carleton

children by second wife

1. Hon James Butler, styled Viscount Tullogh (bapt. 19 Feb 1673/4; bur. vp. at Westminster Abbey 10 Oct 1676)

2. Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Tullogh (dvp. bef. Nov 1680; bur. at Christ Church, Dublin, 7 Jun 1681)

3. Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Tullogh (bur. vp. at Kensington, Middlesex, 24 Aug 1685)

1. Lady Charlotte Butler (b. c. 1679; d. 8 Aug 1725), mar. 6 Jun 1699 Charles [Cornwallis], 4th Baron Cornwallis, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 25 Jan 1685/6 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)


13 May 1662 Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan, Viscount Tullogh and Earl of Arran, with remainder, failing the heirs male of his body, to his younger brother, Lord John Butler, later 1st Earl of Gowran

27 Aug 1673 Baron Butler, of Weston in the County of Huntingdon (Peerage of England)

suc. by



Privy Councillor [I] 1663;  Alnager of Ireland 1666-86;  fought bravely in the sea fight with the Dutch 1673;  Custos Rotulorum of Co. Carlow 1682;  Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1682;  Marshal of the Irish Array 1684-86


On the death of the 1st Earl of Arran, his brother having pre-deceased him, all his titles became extinct.


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