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Galmoye, Viscount of (I, 1646 - forfeited 1697)


Creation: let.pat. 16 May 1646


Forfeited: 1697


Family name: Butler




Quarterly:  1st, Or a Chief indented Azure;  2nd, Gules three Covered Cups Or;  3rd, Argent a Lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure on a Chief of the second a Swan of the first between two Annulets Or;  4th, Ermine a Saltire Gules, all within a Bordure engrailed Vert


A Falcon proper displayed and rising out of a Plume of Feathers Argent


Dexter:  A Lion Gules;  Sinister: A Wolf saliant proper, both collared and chained Or


Comme Je Trouve



Edward [Butler], 1st Viscount of Galmoye

1st son and heir of Piers FitzThomas Butler, of the Old Abbey, and of the Abbey of Duiske, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Hon Catherine Fleming, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Fleming], 15th Baron Slane), illegit. son of Thomas [Butler], 10th Earl of Ormonde and 3rd Earl of Ossory


c. 1590


his second coudin once removed Hon Anne Butler, 6th dau. of Edmund [Butler], 2nd Viscount Mountgarret, by his wife and cousin Hon Grizel Fitzpatrick, dau. of Barnaby [Fitzpatrick], 1st Baron of Upper Ossory, by his first wife Lady Margaret Butler, 1st dau. of Piers [Butler], 8th Earl of Ormonde later 1st Earl of Ossory


1. Col Hon Piers Butler, of Barrowmount, co. Kilkenny (dvp. being taken prisoner at Lambstown, co. Wexford, and killed after safe quarter was given 1650), mar. after 20 Nov 1626 Hon Margaret Netterville, 2nd dau. of Nicholas [Netterville], 1st Viscount Netterville, by his first wife Elenor Bathe, 2nd dau. of Sir John Bathe, of Athcarne, co. Meath, and had issue:

1a. Edward Butler, later 2nd Viscount of Galmoye

2a. Nicholas Butler (dsp. 1653)

3a. Richard Butler (dspm. 1678)

4a. James Butler (dsp.)

5a. Maj Edmund Butler, of Killoshulan, co. Kilkenny, in the service of King James II (d. at the Battle of Aughrim 12 Jul 1691), mar. Catherine Crisp, dau. of Sir Nicholas Crisp, of Luddenham, co. Kent, and had issue:

1b. Maj Piers Butler, of Newtown and Urlingford, in the service of King James II (d. Jan 1716/7), mar. Domville Hartpole, 1st dau. of Sir Robert Hartpole, of Shrule, and had issue:

1c. Capt Edmund Butler, High Sheriff of co. Kilkenny (d. 6 Feb 1759), mar. Anne Skellerin, and had issue:

1d. Piers Butler, who but for the attainder would have succeeded as 5th Viscount of Galmoye in 1771, of Dublin, barrister-at-law (d. 1795), mar. Mary Mandeville, only dau. of Theobald Mandeville, of Ballydine, and had issue:

1e. Edmund Theobald Mandeville Butler, who but for the attainder would have succeeded as 6th Viscount of Galmoye, of Garrendenny, Queen's Co. (d. 24 Jan 1815), mar. Elizabeth Nevile, dau. of Garret Nevile, and niece of Sir Robert Adare Hodson, Bt., and had issue:

1f. Piers Theobald Butler, who but for the attainder would have succeeded as 7th Viscount of Galmoye (d. 19 Aug 1824)

2f. Garret Butler, who but for the attainder would have succeeded as 8th Viscount of Galmoye, petitioned the Crown for the recognition of his right to the peerage in 1826 and received a favourable response (dsp. legit. 25 Mar 1860)

3f. William Butler (d. 1848), mar. Maria Meredyth, 3rd dau. of Sir Joshua Colles Meredyth, Bt., and had issue:

1g. Piers Mandeville Butler (d. 9 Feb 1857)

1g. Maria Elizabeth Butler (d. 24 Nov 1871), mar. 20 Aug 1867 John Kilkelly, of Upper Mount Street, Dublin, and had issue

4f. Theobald Butler, mar. 1840 Eliza Neville, dau. of Robert Neville, of Marymount, co. Kilkenny, and had issue

1a. Frances Butler, mar. as his third wife Capt Hervey Morres MP, of Castle Morres, co. Kilkenny, 2nd son of Sir Redmond Morres, 2nd Bt., of Knockagh, co. Tipperary, by his wife Ellis Wall, dau. of Garrett Wall, of Coolnamuck, co. Waterford, and had issue

2a. Eleanor Butler, mar. William Grace, dau. of William Grace, of Ballylinch, and had issue

2. Hon Thomas Butler, mar., and had issue




16 May 1646 Viscount of Galmoye, co. Kilkenny

suc. by



knighted 1619; Sheriff of co. Kilkenny 1640; was one of the Peers who attended the assembly in 1646 of the confederate Roman Catholics at Kilkenny


Edward [Butler], 2nd Viscount of Galmoye


c. 1627


Eleanor White (mar. (2) after 1 May 1668 Walter Butler, of Munfin, co. Wexford), dau. of Sir Nicholas White, of Leixlip, by his wife Hon Ursula Moore, 1st dau. of Garret [Moore], 1st Viscount Moore of Drogheda


1. Hon Piers Butler, later 3rd Viscount of Galmoye

2. Col Hon Richard Butler, mar. Lucy Kavanagh (d. 1708), and had issue

1a. Col James Francis Richard Butler, self styled 4th Viscount of Galmoye, of the Irish Brigade in the French service (dsp. 1771)

1a. Sophia Butler, mar. William Hay, of Nantes, France, and had issue


soon after 24 Oct 1667

suc. by




Piers [Butler], 3rd Viscount of Galmoye, PC


21 Mar 1651/2

mar. (1)

Anne Mathew, dau. of Theobald Mathew, of Thurles, co. Tipperary

mar. (2)

Mar 1695 Henrietta Waldegrave (b. c. 1667; widow of Henry [Waldegrave], 1st Baron Waldegrave; d. 3 Apr 1730; bur. at Navestock, co. Essex), illegit. dau. of King James II, by his mistress Arabella Churchill, sister of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough, and only dau. of Sir Winston Churchill, Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth


s.p.m.s. 18 Jun 1740 (bur. in St Paul's Church, Paris, France)


Privy Councillor [I] 1686; a loyal supporter of King James II, he attended his Parliament in Dublin 1689; in command of a Regiment of Horse at the Battle of the Boyne 1691, after which battle he was outlawed; taken prisoner at Aughrim and was included in the terms of the Treaty of Limerick 1691; he followed King James into exile in France and was created by him Earl of Newcastle, co. Limerick, c. 1692; Brigadier of Cavalry in the French service 1694; attainted by King William III 1697, whereby his estates and peerage were forfeited; Lieut Gen 1705


Lord Galmoye continued to use his peerage in France after his attainder. On his death in 1740 the title was assumed, as 4th Viscount of Galmoye, by his nephew and heir male, Col James Francis Richard Butler. He died about 1770, when the title was wrongly assumed by his illegitimate nephew from 1771 until his death without issue in 1826.


First written 16 Jan 2013



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