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Lanesborough*, Earl of (I, 1756 - 1998)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Jul 1756

 

Extinct: 21 Dec 1998

 

Family name: Butler later Butler-Danvers later Butler

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules a Chevron wavy between three Mullets of six points radiant Or pierced Azure (Danvers);  2nd and 3rd, Argent three Covered Cups in bend between two Bendlets engrailed Sable (Butler)

Crests:

1st:  A Wyvern with wings elevated and tail nowed Or the dexter paw supporting a Shield Argent thereon a Bend Gules charged with three Martlets Gold (Danvers);  2nd:  A Demi Cockatrice couped Vert wings elevated Argent combed beaked wattled and ducally gorged Or (Butler)

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Cockatrice Vert with wings elevated Argent combed beaked wattled and ducally gorged Or, and on the sinister side a Wyvern Vert gorged with a Plain Collar and chained Or

Motto:

Liberte Tout Entiere (Liberty entire)

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Humphrey [Butler], 2nd Viscount Lanesborough later 1st Earl of Lanesborough, PC

1st son of Brinsley [Butler], 1st Viscount Lanesborough, by his wife Catharine Pooley, dau. and cohrss. of Neville Pooley, of Dublin

born

c.1700

mar.

14 May 1726 Mary Barry (d. 19 Dec 1761), dau. and hrss. of Richard Barry, of Wardenstown, co. Westmeath

only child

1. Hon Brinsley Butler, later 2nd Earl of Lanesborough

died

11 Apr 1768 (bur. in St Anne's Church, Dublin)

created

20 Jul 1756 Earl of Lanesborough

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Belturbet 1725-35; Sheriff of co Cavan 1727 and co. Westmeath 1728; suc. his father 6 Mar 1735 as 2nd Viscount Lanesborough; Privy Councillor [I] 1749; Governor of co. Cavan; Speaker of the Irish House of Lords 1760

 

Brinsley [Butler], 2nd Earl of Lanesborough, PC

born

4 Mar 1728

mar.

22 Jun 1754 Lady Jane Rochfort (b. 30 Oct 1737; mar. (2) John King;  d. 1 Jan 1828; bur. at Leghorn, Italy), sister and hrss. of George [Rochfort], 2nd Earl of Belvidere, and only dau. of Robert [Rochfort], 1st Earl of Belvidere, by his second wife Hon Mary Molesworth, 1st dau. by his first wife of Richard [Molesworth], 3rd Viscount Molesworth

children

1. Hon Robert Henry Butler, later 3rd Earl of Lanesborough

2. Hon Augustus Richard Butler later Butler-Danvers (b. 10 Jul 1776; d. 26 Apr 1820), mar. (1) 8 Mar 1792 Mary Danvers (d. 10 May 1802), only surv. dau. and hrss. of Sir John Danvers, 2nd Bt., of Swithland, co. Leicester, and of Prescote and Chilton, co. Oxford, by his wife Mary Watson, dau. and cohrss. of Joel Watson, of Clapham, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1a. George John Danvers Butler-Danvers, later 5th Earl of Lanesborough

2a. George Augustus Butler-Danvers (b. 5 Aug 1798; d. young)

Mr Butler-Danvers mar. (2) 24 May 1802 Eliza Bizarre Sturt (d. 18 Apr 1811), dau. of Humphrey Sturt, of Critchill House, co. Dorset, and had further issue:

3a. Lieut William Augustus Butler-Danvers (b. 7 Jul 1803; d. 9 Dec 1838)

4a. Augustus Richard Butler-Danvers (b. 20 Oct 1807 ; dvp. young)

5a. Charles Augustus Ashley Butler-Danvers (b. 13 Oct 1808; dvp. young)

6a. Capt Hon Charles Augustus Butler-Danvers, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1848 (b. 25 Sep 1809; d. 8 Aug 1849), mar. 21 Jul 1838 Letitia Rudyerd Ross Freese (mar. (2) 7 Apr 1853 Rev George Napleton Treweeke, Rector of Swithland, co. Leicester; d. 5 May 1884), dau. of Col John W Freese, and had issue:

1b. John Vansittart Danvers Butler-Danvers later Butler, later 6th Earl of Lanesborough

2b. Hon Charles Henry Danvers Butler-Danvers, raised to the rank and precedence of a younger son of an earl by Royal Licence 24 Oct 1866 (b. 22 Nov 1844 ; dsp. 4 Nov 1879), mar. 20 Jul 1872 Alice Ward, 2nd dau. of George Ward, of Redditch, co .Worcester

1b. Lady Frances Georgina Danvers Butler-Danvers, raised to the rank and precedence of a younger son of an earl by Royal Licence 24 Oct 1866 (d. 29 Apr 1907), mar. 3 Jul 1866 Loftus FitzWygram (d. 3 Jul 1904), yst. son of Sir Robert FitzWygram, 2nd Bt. (sic?), and had issue

2b. Lady Emily Rosa Danvers Butler-Danvers, raised to the rank and precedence of a daughter of an earl by Royal Licence 24 Oct 1866 (d. 23 Jul 1900), mar. 13 Apr 1869 William Vinicombe Davy

3b. Lady Harriet Eliza Danvers Butler-Danvers, raised to the rank and precedence of a daughter of an earl by Royal Licence 24 Oct 1866 (d. 29 May 1924), mar. (1) 12 Jul 1876 Francis Mount Barlow (dsp. 1 Apr 1877), and (2) 7 Jan 1886 Charles Harrison MP (d. 1897)

7a. Hon Henry Cavendish Butler-Danvers, of Innisrath, co. Fermanagh, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1848 (b. 18 Apr 1811; d. 5 Jan 1891), mar. (1) 30 Jun 1842 Cecilia Agnes Taylor (dsp. 1882), dau. of Gen Sir John Taylor KCB, of Castle Taylor, and (2) 5 Dec 1883 Sarah Tennent (widow of Sir William Emerson Tennent, 2nd Bt.; d. 31 Dec 1940), dau. of Thomas Armstrong, of Eden Hall, co. Armagh, and had issue by his second wife:

1b. Maj Henry Halpin Cavendish Butler-Danvers MBE, High Sheriff of co. Fermanagh 1913 (b. 23 Sep 1884; d. 19...), mar. 9 Jan 1908 Lucie Sophia Blanche Hales (d. 19...), 2nd dau. of Maj Gen Arthur Hales, of Bath, co. Somerset, and had issue:

1c. Lt Col Henry Arthur Brinsley Cavendish Butler-Danvers (b. 11 May 1909; d. 19...), mar. 24 Mar 1940 Ruth Ardyn Barton (d. 21 Sep 1951), only dau. of Lt Col William Hugh Barton DSO DL, of The Waterfoot, co. Fermanagh, and had issue:

1d. Timothy Hugh Butler-Danvers (b. 2 Dec 1942; dvp. 21 Sep 1951)

2c. Lieut Anthony Danvers Cavendish Butler-Danvers (b. 13 Jan 1916; d. in action in Sicily 14 Jul 1943)

1c. Maureen Mary Butler-Danvers (b. 26 May 1913; d. 5 May 1945)

1a. Lady Elizabeth Sophia Butler-Danvers, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1848 (d. 12 Mar 1877), mar. 1828 Lt Col Henry Dumaresque (d. 5 Mar 1838), and had issue

2a. Lady Emily Jane Butler-Danvers, granted the style and precedence of the daughtert of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1848 (d. 28 Mar 1895), mar. 6 Sep 1836 Capt George Somerville Digby (d. 16 Nov 1864), and had issue

1. Lady Mary Butler, mar. 1781 Rt Hon George Ponsonby MP, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 2nd son of Rt Hon John Ponsonby, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, 2nd dau. of William [Cavendish], 3rd Duke of Devonshire), 2nd son by his first wife of Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Earl of Bessborough, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Butler, mar. George Marley (d. 1829), and had issue

3. Lady Charlotte Butler (d. 19 May 1808), mar. 1806 George Debbieg

4. Lady Caroline Butler

5. Lady Sophia Butler (d. 17 Jan 1840), mar. 11 Aug 1787 Marquis Lewis Marescotti

died

24 Jan 1779

suc. by

son

note

Joint Clerk of the Pipe 1749-79; Member of Parliament for co. Cavan 1751-68; Sheriff of co. Cavan 1755 and of co. Westmeath 1763; Grand Master of Irish Freemasons 1757-58; Custos Rotulorum of co. Cavan 1761-79; a Commissioner of the Revenue 1761; Privy Councillor [I] 1765-70 and 1774-79

 

Robert Henry [Butler], 3rd Earl of Lanesborough

born

1 Aug 1759

mar.

Elizabeth La Touche (d. 22 Sep 1788; bur. in St Anne's Church, Dublin), 1st dau. of Rt Hon David La Touche MP, of Dublin, by his wife Elizabeth Marlay, dau. of Rt Rev George Marlay DD, Bishop of Dromore

children

1. Hon Brinsley Butler, later 4th Earl of Lanesborough

2. Hon David Butler (d. sp.)

died

17 Apr 1806

suc. by

son

 

Brinsley [Butler], 4th Earl of Lanesborough

born

22 Oct 1783

died

13 Jun 1847

suc. by

cousin

 

George John Danvers [Butler-Danvers], 5th Earl of Lanesborough

born

6 Dec 1794

mar. (1)

29 Aug 1815 Frances Arabella Fremantle (d. 5 Oct 1850; bur. in St Anne's Church, Dublin), 3rd dau. of Col Stephen Francis William Fremantle, by his wife Albinia Frances Jeffreys, dau. of Sir John Jeffreys, of Blarney Castle, co. Cork

mar. (2)

24 Nov 1851 Frederica Emma Hunter (b. 1808; widow of Sir Richard Hunter, of Dulany House, co. Sussex;  d. 3 Oct 1870), yst. dau. of Charles Bishop, Procurator General to King George III

died

s.p. 7 Jul 1866 (bur. at Swithland, co. Leicester)

suc. by

nephew of the half-blood

note

a Representative Peer for Ireland 1849-66

 

John Vansittart Danvers [Butler-Danvers later Butler], 6th Earl of Lanesborough

born

18 Apr 1830

mar.

21 Jun 1864 Anne Elizabeth Clark (d. 10 Sep 1909; bur. at Swithland, co. Leicester), only child of Rev John Dixon Clark, of Belford Hall, co. Northumberland, by his wife Anne Fenwick, 2nd dau. of Addison Fenwick, of Pallion and Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham

children

1. Hon Charles John Brinsley Butler, later 7th Earl of Lanesborough

2. Hon Henry Cavendish Butler, later 8th Earl of Lanesborough

3. Capt Hon Francis Almeric Butler (b. 17 May 1872; d. 8 May 1925), mar. 11 Feb 1902 Madeline Gibbs (d. 1961), dau. of Richard Birkett Gibbs, and had issue

4. 2nd Lt Hon Brian Danvers Butler (b. 18 Apr 1876; d. 18 Aug 1916)

1. Lady Winifred Butler (b. 19 Apr 1879)

died

12 Sep 1905 (bur. at Swithland, co. Leicester)

suc. by

son

note

Lieut Royal Navy 1860, retired as Capt 1866; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1870-1905; Lord Lieutenant of co. Cavan 1877-1900

 

Charles John Brinsley [Butler], 7th Earl of Lanesborough, MVO

born

12 Dec 1865

mar. (1)

31 Jan 1891 Dorothea Gwladys Tombs (d. 11 Apr 1920; bur. at Swithland, co. Leicester), 1st dau. of Maj Gen Sir Henry Tombs VC KCB, by his wife Georgina Janet Stirling, dau. of Adm Sir James Stirling

children by first wife

1. Hon John Brinsley Danvers Butler, styled Lord Newtown Butler (b. 24 May 1893; dvp. 30 Nov 1912)

1. Lady Eileen Gwladys Butler DGStJ, Mistress of the Robes to Queen Mary 1916-21 (b. 3 Nov 1891; dsp. 24 Aug 1943), mar. 11 Apr 1912 as his first wife George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 5th Duke of Sutherland

2. Lady Moyra Elizabeth Butler (b. 22 May 1899; d. 19..), mar. 10 Oct 1844 Brig John Leslie Weston CBE DSO, of Gifford Bank, Gifford, East Lothian, son of John Weston, of Clifton

mar. (2)

27 Jun 1922 Dorothy Kate Watkins (former wife of Capt Guy St Barbe Watkins;  d. 6 Oct 1935), dau. of James Dean Brand

died

s.p.m.s. 18 Aug 1929

suc. by

brother

note

joined Coldstream Guards 1888, Capt 1898, Major 1904, Lt Col 1914; Military Secretary to HRH the Duke of Connaught 1908-09 and to the Governor General of Canada 1909-10; MVO 1909; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1913-29

 

Henry Cavendish [Butler], 8th Earl of Lanesborough

born

2 Jun 1868

mar. (1)

27 Nov 1894 Isabel Daniel (d. 1905), dau. of Ralph Allen Daniell

children by first wife

1. Lady Freda Butler (b. 8 Sep 1895; d. 19..), mar. 26 Mar 1931 Francis Cyril Oliphant Valentine, of The Gate House, Astrop, Banbury, co. Oxford, 2nd son of William Roderick Harris Valentine, of Dundee, and had issue

2. Lady Hilda Vivien Butler (b. 18 Apr 1900; d. 19..), mar. 30 Apr 1921 John William Henry Berkeley Younger, of Easter Park, Edinburgh, son of Harry George Younger, of Benmore, Kilmun, co. Argyll, and had issue

mar. (2)

6 Dec 1917 Grace Lillian Abdy (b. 22 Sep 1887; d. 1983), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Anthony Charles Sykes Abdy, 3rd Bt., of Albins, co. Essex, by his wife Hon Alexandrina Victoria Bosville-Macdonald, 4th dau. of Godfrey William Wentworth [Bosville-Macdonald}, 4th Baron Macdonald

children by second wife

1. Hon Denis Anthony Brian Butler, later 9th Earl of Lanesborough

2. Capt Hon Patrick Henry Stanley Danvers Butler (b. 27 Dec 1920; dvp. 28 Feb 1944)

died

22 Aug 1950

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Denis Anthony Brian [Butler], 9th Earl of Lanesborough

born

28 Oct 1918

mar. (1)

20 Dec 1939 (div. 1950) Bettyne Ione Everard, only dau. of Sir William Lindsay Everard, of Ratcliffe Hall, co. Leicester, by his wife Cornelia Ione Kathleen Armstrong, 1st dau. of Capt Marcus Beresford Armstrong, of Moyaliffe Castle, co. Tipperary

children by first wife

1. Lady Georgina Ione Butler (b. 15 Aug 1941; dvp. 28 Dec 1947)

2. Lady Denyne Gillian Patricia Butler (b. 23 Feb 1945)

mar. (2)

Patricia Julia Meston (b. c. 1932; d. 5 Mar 2015), dau. of F W Meston MC

died

s.p.m. 21 Dec 1998

 

On the death of the 9th Earl of Lanesborough without a male heir all his titles became extinct.

 

Last updated 28 Jun 2015

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