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Ormonde, Earl of (I, 1328 - dormant 1997)

 

Creation: let.pat. 2 Nov 1328

 

Dormant: 25 Oct 1997

 

Family name: Butler

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Arms:

See Marquess of Ormonde

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James [Butler], 1st Earl of Ormonde

son and heir of James Butler, Hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland, by his wife Lady Joan FitzGerald, 1st dau. of John FitzThomas [FitzGerald], 1st Earl of Kildare

born

c. 1305

mar.

1327 Lady Eleanor de Bohun  (mar. (2) bef. 20 Apr 1344 Thomas [de Dagworth], 1st Baron Dagworth; d. 7 Oct 1363), 1st dau. of Humphrey [de Bohun], 4th Earl of Hereford and 9th Earl of Essex, by his wife and third cousin Princess Elizabeth, widow of John I, Count of Holland and Zealand, and 10th dau. of King Edward I by his first wife Eleanor of Castile, dau. of Ferdinand III, King of Castile

children

1. James Butler, later 2nd Earl of Ormonde

1. Lady Pernel Butler (d. 1387), mar. bef. 8 Sep 1352 as his first wife Gilbert [Talbot], 3rd Baron Talbot, and had issue

died

Jan or Feb 1337/8 (bur. at Gowran)

created

2 Nov 1328 Earl of Ormonde

suc. by

son

note

held hostage in Dublin Castle for his father 1317; Knight of the Bath 1326; lived and fought chiefly in Ireland; obtained a confirmation of the prisage of wines at Irish ports 1327; in Scotland with the King 1335 and 1336

 

James [Butler], 2nd Earl of Ormonde

born

4 Oct 1331

mar.

Elizabeth Darcy (mar. (2) betw. 28 Dec 1383 and 30 Mar 1384 Sir Robert de Hereford; d. 24 Mar 1389/90), dau. of John [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth, by his second wife Lady Joan FitzGerald, widow of Thomas FitzJohn [FitzGerald], 2nd Earl of Kildare, and 3rd dau. of Richard [de Burgh], 2nd Earl of Ulster

children

1. James Butler, later 3rd Earl of Ormonde

2. Thomas Butler, Justice for co. Cork 1389 (d. 1396)

1. Lady Eleanor Butler (d. 1392), mar. after 20 Jul 1359 Gerald [FitzMaurice], 3rd Earl of Desmond, and had issue

2. Lady Katharine Butler (d. after 18 May 1435), mar. as his second wife Thomas [Fleming], 2nd Baron Slane

died

18 Oct or 6 Nov 1382 (bur. at Gowran)

suc. by

son

note

called "The Noble Earl"; his custody and marriage were granted to the Earl and Countess of Desmond 1344 and the next year to John [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth; Constable of Dublin Castle for life 1349/50; several times Chief Governor of Ireland

 

James [Butler], 3rd Earl of Ormonde

born

 

mar.

bef. 17 Jun 1386 Anne de Welles (d. aft 1396), dau. of John [de Welles], 4th Baron Welles, by his wife Maud de Ros, dau. of William [de Ros], 2nd Baron Ros

children

1. James Butler, later 4th Earl of Ormonde

2. Sir Richard Butler, of Polestown, mar. Catherine O'Reilly, dau. of Gildas O'Reilly, Lord of East Breffny, co. Cavan, and had issue:

1a. Sir Edmund Butler (d. 13 Jun 1464), mar. Katherine O'Carroll, dau. of Maelrony O'Carroll Barbatus, and had issue:

1b. Sir James Butler (d. 16 Apr 1467), mar. Sabh Kavanagh, dau. of Donel Reagh MacMurrough Kavanagh, Lord of Ferns, co. Wexford, and had issue:

1c. Sir Piers Butler, later 8th Earl of Ormonde later 1st Earl of Ossory

2b. Walter Butler

3b. John Butler

1a. Katherine Butler, mar. Richard Power, of Curoghmore, co. Waterford, Sheriff of Waterford, and had issue

3. Edmund Butler, mar. Catherine Forstall, and had issue

died

6 or 7 Sep 1405 (bur. at Gowran)

suc. by

son

note

Governor of Co. Kilkenny and co.Tipperary 1388/9; bought Kilkenny Castle from Sir Hugh le Despencer 1393; Sheriff of Cork 1400

 

James [Butler], 4th Earl of Ormonde

born

1392

mar. (1)

on or bef. 28 Aug 1413 Joan de Beauchamp (d. 3 or 5 Aug 1430; bur. in the Chapel of St Thomas Acon, London), dau. of William [de Beauchamp], 1st Baron Bergavenny, by his wife Lady Joane FitzAlan, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Richard [FitzAlan], 11th or 4th Earl of Arundel

children by first wife

1. Sir James Butler, later 1st Earl of Wiltshire later 5th Earl of Ormonde

2. John Butler, later 6th Earl of Ormonde

3. Thomas Butler, later 7th Earl of Ormonde

1. Lady Elizabeth Butler (d. 8 Sep 1473; bur. in Shrewsbury Abbey), mar. bef. Mar 1444/5 her third cousin John [Talbot], 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, and had issue

mar. (2)

Lady Joan Grey (b. c. 1398; widow of John [Grey], 5th Baron Grey of Codnor; dsp. 6 Aug 1452), only dau. of Gerald FitzMaurice [FitzGerald], 5th Earl of Kildare, by his second wife Agnes Darcy

died

23 Aug 1452 (bur. in St Mary's Abbey, near Dublin)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

custody of his lands and marriage were granted to Thomas, Duke of Clarence and Lieutenant of Ireland, 1405; deputy of Stephen le Scrope, Deputy Lieutenant of Ireland 1407; with the Duke of Clarence at the Siege of Rouen 1418/9; Lieutenant of Ireland 1419/20-22, 1424/5, 1428/9 and 1442-49; Justiciar of Ireland 1426-27; Deputy to Lord Welles 1440/1-41

 

James [Butler], 1st Earl of Wiltshire later 5th Earl of Ormonde, KG PC

born

c. 1422

mar. (1)

bef. 4 Jul 1438 Avice Stafford, de jure suo jure Baroness Bryan (b. 4 Dec 1423; dsp. 3 Jun 1457), dau. and hrss. of Sir Richard Stafford by his wife Maud Lovel, de jure suo jure Baroness Bryan, only child of Sir Robert Lovel (2nd son of John [Lovel], 5th Baron Lovel) by his wife Elizabeth de Bryan, de jure suo jure Baroness Bryan, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Guy de Bryan (by his wife Alice ....), 1st son and heir ap. of Guy [de Bryan], 1st Baron Bryan

mar. (2)

c. Apr 1458 Lady Eleanor Beaufort (mar. (2) c. 1470 Sir Robert Spencer, of Spencer Combe, co. Devon; d. 16 Aug 1501), sister and cohrss. of Edmund [Beaufort], 3rd Duke of Somerset, and 2nd dau. of Edmund [Beaufort], 1st Duke of Somerset, by his wife Lady Eleanor de Ros, widow of Thomas [de Ros], 8th Baron Ros, and 2nd dau. by his first wife of Richard [de Beauchamp], 13th Earl of Warwick

died

s.p. 1 May 1461

created

v.p. 8 Jul 1449 Earl of Wiltshire

suc. by

brother

note

knighted 1426; served in France under the Duke of Bedford 1435; commanded his own company of men-at-arms under the Duke of York 1441; Sheriff of Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire for life 1442; in the party that brought Margaret of Anjou to England for her marriage to King Henry VI 1444; Chief Governor of Ireland; Privy Councillor 1453; a member of Prince Edward's Council 1456/7; High Treasurer of England 1454/5; took part in the first Battle of St Albans on the Lancastrian side 1455; Knight of the Garter bef. 23 Apr 1459; Lieutenant of Ireland for twelve years from 1459; took part in the Battle of Wakefield 1460; with the Earl of Pembroke he was bringing troops from Wales to Queen Margaret's aid when he was defeated at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross 1461; after the Battle of Towton he fled to Cockermouth, where he was captured, sent to Newcastle and beheaded; he and his two brothers, John and Thomas, were attainted in the English Parliament 4 Nov 1461 and in the Irish Parliament Oct 1462 (the Irish attainder was annulled 1475); on his death the Earldom of Wiltshire became extinct

 

John [Butler], 6th Earl of Ormonde

born

 

died

bef. 15 Jun 1477

suc. by

brother

note

a squire for the King's body 1449; a prisoner of the French 1449; exempted from the Act of Resumption 1450 ; fought on the Lancastrian side with his brothers and included in the Acts of Attainder of 1461 and 1462; during the temporary restoration of King Henry VI he returned to England as Earl of Ormonde; some time bef. 23 Nov 1474 King Edward IV pardoned him and recognised him as Earl of Ormond, the Act of Attainder of 1462 bring annulled by an Act of Restitution 1475; in Rome with the Earl Rivers 1476; died on pilgrimage in the Holy Land

 

Thomas [Butler], 7th Earl of Ormonde

born

mar. (1)

bef. 11 Jul 1445 Anne Hankeford (b. 1431; d. 13 Nov 1485), dau. and cohrss. of Sir Richard Hankeford by his second wife Lady Anne de Montacute, 1st dau. of John [de Montacute], 3rd Earl of Salisbury

children by first wife

1. Lady Anne Butler, mar. Sir James St Leger, of Shipton, and had issue

2. Lady Margaret Butler, mar. Sir William Boleyn, of Blickling, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1a. Sir Thomas Boleyn KG, later 1st Viscount Rochford later 1st Earl of Ormonde later 1st Earl of Wiltshire, mar. c. 1500 Lady Elizabeth Howard (d. 3 Apr 1538; bur. in the Howard aisle in Lambeth Church), 1st dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Howard], 2nd Duke of Norfolk, and had issue:

1b. Hon George Boleyn, styled Viscount Rochford, Cupbearer to the King 1526. Gentleman of the Privy Chamber 1527, Esquire of the Body 1528, Master of the Buckhounds 1528, knighted 1529, on embassies to France 1529, 1530, 1533 and 1534, cr. Baron Rochford c. 1530, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1534-36, envoy to Calais 1535, a Commissioner to try Sir Thomas More 1535, Privy Councillor (sic?), arrested 2 May and attainted 15 May 1536 (dsp. by execution 17 May 1536), mar. c 1526 Jane Parker, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Anne Boleyn, Queen Jane Seymour, Queen Anne of Cleves and Queen Margaret Howard, charged with being procuress for Queen Margaret and attainted by Act of Parliament 11 Feb 1541/2 (dsp. by execution 13 Feb 1541/2), 1st dau. of Henry [Parker], 10th Baron Morley, by his wife Alice St John, dau. of Sir John St John, of Bletso, co. Bedford

1b. Lady Mary Boleyn (b. c. 1501; d. 19 Jul 1543), mar. (1) 4 Feb 1519/20 William Carey, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber and Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII (b. c. 1496; dsp. 22 Jun 1529), 2nd son of Sir Thomas Carey, of Chilton Foliat, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Margaret Spencer, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Spencer, of Spencercombe, co. Devon, by his wife Lady Eleanor Butler, widow of James [Butler], 5th Earl of Ormonde, and 1st dau. and cohrss. of Edmund [Beaufort], 1st Duke of Somerset, and (2) c 1534 Sir William Stafford (b. bef. 1512; d. 1556), and had issue by both her husbands; like her younger sister she was a mistress to King Henry VIII

2b. Lady Anne Boleyn cr. 1 Sep 1532 Marquess of Pembroke (b. 1507; d. by execution 19 May 1536), mar. 25 Jan 1533 (div. 17 May 1536) King Henry VIII, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. Nov 1496 Lora Montgomery (d. bef. 30 Dec 1501; bur. with her second husband in New Abbey), widow of John [Blount], 3rd Baron Mountjoy and of Sir Thomas Montgomery KG, and dau. of Sir Edward Berkeley, of Beverton Castle, co. Gloucester, by his first wife Christian Holt, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard Holt, of Coldrey in Froyle, co. Hampshire

only child by second wife

3. Lady Elizabeth Butler (d. 1510; bur. at Sheffield, co. York)

died

s.p.m. 3 Aug 1515 (bur. in the chapel of St Thomas Acon, London)

suc. by

cousin

note

 

Piers [Butler], 8th Earl of Ormonde later 1st Earl of Ossory

born

c 1467

mar.

c 1485 Lady Margaret FitzGerald, "the Great Countess" (d. 9 Aug 1542; bur. with her husband in the Church of St Canice, Kilkenny), 2nd dau. of Gerald [FitzGerald], 8th Earl of Kildare, by his first wife Alison FitzEustace, dau. by his second wife of Rowland [FitzEustace], 1st Baron Portlester

children

1. Hon Sir James Butler, later 1st Viscount Thurles later 9th Earl of Ormonde and 2nd Earl of Ossory

2. Hon Richard Butler, later 1st Viscount Mountgarret

3. Hon Thomas Butler (d. 1532)

1. Lady Margaret Butler (d. betw. 9 Sep 1542 and 25 Jul 1551), mar. (1) Hon Thomas FitzGerald (dsp.), 2nd son of Maurice FitzThomas [FitzGerald], 9th Earl of Desmond, and (2) in or bef. 1533 as his first wife Barnaby [FitzPatrick], 1st Baron Upper Ossory, and had issue by her second husband

2. Lady Catherine Butler (d. 17 Mar 1552/3; bur. at Askeaton, co. Limerick), mar. (1) bef. 1526 Richard [Power], 1st Baron Le Power and Coroghmore, and (2) bef. Feb 1549/50 as his third wife James FitzJohn [FitzGerald], 13th Earl of Desmond, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Joan Butler, mar. James Butler, Lord of Dunboyne, co. Meath (d. 15 Jan 1538), and had issue

4. Lady Ellice Butler, mar. Gerald FitzJohn FitzGerald, of Dromana, Lord of the Decies (d. 1553), and had issue

5. Lady Ellinor Butler, mar. as his first wife Thomas [Butler], 1st Baron Caher, and had issue

6. Lady Ellen Butler (d. 2 Jul 1597; bur. in St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny), mar. in or bef. 1533 Donogh [O'Brien], 2nd and 1st Earl of Thomond, and had issue

died

26 Aug 1539 (bur. in the Church of St Canice, Kilkenny)

created

23 Feb 1527/8 Earl of Ossory

suc. by

son

note

called "The Red Piers"; Sheriff of Kilkenny 1488/9; knighted bef. 1497; Seneschal of the Liberty of Tipperary 1505; Deputy to the 7th Earl of Ormonde for his Irish lands 1505 ' granted two parts of the prise of wines in Limerick 1506 ; Chief Governor of Ireland as Lord Deputy 1521/2-24; Lord Treasurer of Ireland 1524; induced by King Henry VIII, along with the coheirs of the 7th Earl of Ormonde, to resign their respective claims to the Earldom of Ormonde; Constable of Dungarvan Castle, co. Waterford 1527/8; Lord Deputy of Ireland 1528-29; granted the Irish estates of the 7th Earl of Ormonde's coheirs 1537; restored to the Earldom of Ormonde 1537/8

 

James [Butler], 1st Viscount Thurles later 9th Earl of Ormonde and 2nd Earl of Ossory, PC

born

bef. 20 Jul 1504

mar.

bef. 21 Dec 1532 Lady Joan FitzGerald (mar. (2) bef. 28 Aug 1548 Sir Francis Bryan, Lord Marshal and Lord Justice of Ireland (d. 2 Feb 1549/50), and (3) c. 1551 as his first wife her cousin Gerald FitzJames [FitzGerald], 14th Earl of Desmond; d. 2 Jan 1564/5; bur. at Askeaton, co. Limerick), 1st dau. and hrss. of James FitzMaurice [FitzGerald], 10th Earl of Desmond, by his wife Amy O'Brien, dau. of Toirdhealbhach O'Brien, Bishop of Kildare

children

1. Hon Sir Thomas Butler, later 10th Earl of Ormonde and 3rd Earl of Ossory

2. Hon Sir Edmund Butler, of Roscrea and Cloughgrenan, co. Carlow (d. Nov 1602), mar. his first cousin once removed Hon Eleanor Eustace, 1st dau. of Rowland [Eustace], 2nd Viscount Baltinglass, by his wife Joan Butler, sister of Edmond [Butler], 1st Baron Dunboyne, and dau. of Sir James Butler, 10th Feudal Lord of Dunboyne, by his wife Lady Joan Butler, 3rd dau. of Piers [Butler], 8th Earl of Ormonde and 1st Earl of Ossory, and had issue:

1a. Piers Butler, of Ballysax, joined in the Earl of Desmond's rebellion and was executed at Kilkenny (d. 1596), mar. Mary Butler, and had issue:

1b. Ellen Butler (d. Dec 1620), mar. John O'Carroll, Chief of the O'Carrolls

2a. Sir James Butler, joined in the Earl of Desmond's rebellion and was beheaded (dsp.)

3a. Theobald [Butler], 1st Viscount Butler, of Tulleophelim, co. Carlow, cr. 4 Aug 1603, granted by patent 13 Jul 1603 the reversion of the Earldoms of Ormonde and of Ossory on the death of [his uncle] Thomas, the then Earl, without male issue, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, failing which remainder to the heirs male of his great-grandfather, Piers Butler (dsp. Dec 1613 ; bur. in St Canice's Church, Kilkenny), mar. Feb 1602/3 his cousin Lady Elizabeth Butler (mar. (2) betw. Jun and Sep 1614 Richard [Preston], 1st Lord Dingwall later 1st Earl of Desmond; dspm. 10 Oct 1628; bur. in Westminster Abbey), only dau. and hrss. by his second wife of his uncle, Thomas [Butler], 10th Earl of Ormonde and 3rd Earl of Ossory

1a. Joan Butler (d. 1631; bur. in St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny), mar. her second cousin Teige [FitzPatrick], 4th Baron Upper Ossory, and had issue

2a. Catherine Butler, mar. William FitzJohn Eustace, of Castlemartin, co. Kildare

3. Hon Sir John Butler, of Kilcash, co. Tipperary, mar. Catharine MacCartie, dau. of Cormac MacCartie, the Mac Cartie Reagh, and had issue:

1a. Sir Walter Butler, of Kilcash, co. Tipperary, later 11th Earl of Ormonde and 4th Earl of Ossory

1a. Joan Butler, mar. (1) Nicholas Shortall, of Upper Claragh, co. Kilkenny, and (2) Sir Oliver Shortall, of Ballylorcan, co. Kilkenny

2a. Eleanor Butler, mar. Thomas Prendergast, of Newcastle, co. Tipperary

4. Hon Walter Butler, of Ballynodagh, mar. Jane O'Brien, dau. of O'Brien Goragh, and had issue

5. Hon James Butler, of Duisk, mar. Margaret Tobin, dau. of James Tobin, of Comsinnagh, and had issue

6. Hon Edward Butler, of Cloughlinche, mar. (1) Lady Eleanor FitzGerald, dau. of James FitzJohn [FitzGerald], 14th Earl of Desmond, and (2) Lady Margaret Bourke, 1st dau. of Richard [Bourke], 4th Earl of Clanricarde, by his wife Frances Devereux, widow of (1) Sir Philip Sydney, and (2) Robert [Devereux], 2nd Earl of Essex, and dau. and hrss. of by his second wife Sir Francis Walsingham, Principal Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth I, and had issue

7. Hon Piers Butler, of Grantstown, mar. Hon Katherine Power, dau. of John [Power], 2nd Baron Le Power and Coroghmore, and had issue

died

28 Oct 1546 (his body was bur. in the chapel of St Thomas Acon, London, and his heart at St Canice, Kilkenny)

created

v.p. 2 Jan 1535/6 Viscount Thurles

suc. by

son

note

called "The Lame"; hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland; brought up at the Court of King Henry VIII; Esquire of the Body 1527; Lord High Treasurer of Ireland 1532-46; wounded at the Battle of Thomastown 1532 and distinguished himself against the rebels in 1535, 1536 and 1539; Admiral of Ireland 1535; Privy Councillor [I] 1535; Constable of the Castle of Carlow and Kilaa 1537; Commissioner to act against the Earl of Desmond 1539; had the precedence of the Earldom of Ormonde confirmed by Act of Parliament 1543; General of the Irish forces to serve in Scotland under the Earl of Lennox 1545; died from the after effects of poison taken at a dinner at Ely House, Holborn

 

Thomas [Butler], 10th Earl of Ormonde and 3rd Earl of Ossory, PC KG

born

1531

mar. (1)

c. 1559 (sep. 1564) Hon Elizabeth Berkeley (b. 1534; dsp. 1 Sep 1582; bur. in Westminster Abbey), only dau. of Thomas [Berkeley], 6th Baron Berkeley, by his second wife Anne Savage, dau. of Sir John Savage, of Frodsham, co. Chester

mar. (2)

after 9 Nov 1582 Hon Elizabeth Sheffield (d. Nov 1600; bur. at St Canice, Kilkenny), only dau. of John [Sheffield], 2nd Baron Sheffield, by his wife Hon Douglas Howard, dau. by his second wife of William [Howard], 1st Baron Howard of Effingham

children by second wife

1. Hon James Butler, styled Viscount Thurles (b. 4 Sep 1583; dvp. bef. 17 Mar 1589/60; bur. in Westminster Abbey)

2. Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Thurles, High Sheriff of Tipperary 1605 (dvp. 12 Jan 1606)

1. Lady Elizabeth Butler (dspm. 10 Oct 1628; bur. in Westminster Abbey), mar. (1) Feb 1602/3 her cousin Theobald [Butler], 1st Viscount Butler, and (2) betw. Jun and Sep 1614 Richard [Preston], 1st Lord Dingwall later 1st Earl of Desmond, and had issue by her second husband

mar. (3)

betw. 2 and 24 Jun 1601 Hon Helen Power (widow of Hon John Power (dvp. bef. 18 Dec 1600), 1st son and heir ap. of John [Power], 4th Baron Le Power and Coroghmore; mar. (3) bef. Aug 1616 Thomas [Somerset], 1st Viscount Somerset; d. 1642; bur. at Raglan), 2nd dau. of David [Barry], 5th Viscount Buttevant, by his first wife Hon Ellen Roche, dau. of David [Roche], 1st Viscount Fermoy

died

s.p.m.s. legit. 22 Nov 1614 (bur. at St Canice, Kilkenny)

suc. by

nephew

note

called "Tom Duffe" ("Black Tom"); hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland ; brought up as a Protestant at the English Court; knighted at the Coronation of king Edward VI 1546/7; Lieutenant of Horse against Sir Thomas Wyatt 1553/4; returned to Ireland 1554 and accompanied the Earl of Sussex into Ulster against the Scots 1556; Privy Councillor [I] 1557/8 and 1559; Treasurer of Ireland 1559-1614; appointed to make war on and treat with the O'Mores 1564; after the death of his mother in 1564/5, the Countess of Desmond, the hereditary feud between the Butlers and the Geraldines broke out again; he defeated and captured the Earl of Desmond at the Battle of Affane 1564/5; admitted to Gray's Inn 1566/7; Lieutenant of Cos. Kilkenny and Tipperary 1575; Lord General of the forces in Munster 1579-81; Governor of Munster 1582/3; Knight of the Garter 1588; General in Leinster 1594 and 1596; Lieut-General of the Queen's forces in Ireland 1597; supported the Earl of Essex and Lord Mountjoy in quelling the Earl of Tyrone's rebellion in Ulster, where he was taken prisoner by Owny MacRory O'More and released in 1600; Vice-Admiral of Leinster; he had an illegitimate son, Piers FitzThomas Butler, whose son, Edward Butler, was created Viscount of Galmoye in 1646

 

Walter [Butler], 11th Earl of Ormonde and 4th Earl of Ossory

born

1569

mar.

bef. Mar 1596/7 his second cousin Hon Helen Butler (d. 28 Jan 1632; bur. in St Canice's Church, Kilkenny), 1st dau. of Edmund [Butler], 2nd Viscount Mountgarret, by his wife Hon Grizel FitzPatrick, dau. of Barnaby [FitzPatrick], 1st Baron of Upper Ossory

children

1. Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Thurles, drowned in a shipwreck off the Skerries (b. bef. 1596; dvp. 15 Dec 1619), mar. bef. 1610 Elizabeth Poyntz (mar. (2) bef. 15 Jun 1626 George Mathews, of Thurles; d. betw. 8 and 27 May 1673), dau. of Sir John Poyntz, of Iron Acton, co. Gloucester, by his second wife Elizabeth Sydenham, dau. of Alexander Sydenham, of Luxborough, co. Somerset, and had issue:

1a. Hon James Butler, later 12th Earl of Ormonde and 5th Earl of Ossory later 1st Marquess of Ormonde later 1st Duke of Ormonde

2a. Hon John Butler (d. 1636)

3a. Lt Gen Hon Richard Butler, of Kilcash amd Garryricken, Governor of co. Wexford 1641 (d. 1701), mar. Lady Frances Touchet, 3rd dau. of Mervyn [Touchet], 2nd Earl of Castlehaven, by his first wife Elizabeth Barnham, dau. and cohrss. of Alderman Benedict Barnham, of London, and had issue:

1b. Walter Butler, of Garryricken (dvp. 1700), mar. Lady Mary Plunkett, only dau. of Christopher [Plunkett], 2nd Earl of Fingall, by his wife Hon Mabel Barnewall, 2nd dau. of Nicholas [Barnewall], 1st Viscount Barnewall, and had issue:

1c. Col Thomas Butler, of Kilcash (d. 1738), mar. his second cousin Lady Margaret Magennis (b. 1673; widow of Bryan [Magennis], 5th Viscount Magennis; d. 19 Jul 1744), 1st dau. of William [Bourke], 7th Earl of Clanricarde, by his second wife Lady Helen McCarthy, 1st dau. of Donough [MacCarthy], 1st Earl of Clancarty, by his wife Hon Helena Butler, 1st dau. of Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Thurles, and had issue:

1d. Richard Butler (dvp. 1711)

2d. Walter Butler (dvp. unm.)

3d. John Butler, of Kilkenny and Kilcash, later de jure 15th Earl of Ormonde and 9th Earl of Ossory

1d. Mary Butler, mar. Brian Kavanagh, of Borris

2d. Honoria Butler (d. 1730), mar. Nov 1720 as his first wife Valentine [Browne], 3rd (titular) Viscount Kenmare, and had issue

3d. Helen Butler, mar. (1) Capt Richard Esmonde, and (2) her first cousin once removed Richard Butler, of Westcourt, co. Kilkenny

4d. Margaret Butler, mar. George Mathew, of Thurles

5d. Katherine Butler, mar. James Mandeville, of Ballydine

2c. John Butler, of Garryricken, mar. Frances Butler, dau. of George Butler, of Ballyragget, co. Kilkenny, and had issue:

1d. Walter Butler, of Kilkenny, Kilcash and Garryricken, later de jure 16th Earl of Ormonde and 10th Earl of Ossory

3c. Most Rev Christopher Butler, Catholic Archbishop of Cashel

1c. Mary Butler, mar. James Tobin, of Comshinnagh

2c. Frances Butler, mar. ..... Gould

3c. Lucy Butler (d. 1703), mar. Apr 1697 as his first wife Sir Walter Butler, 3rd Bt., of Polestown, co. Kilkenny

4c. Ellen Butler, mar. Maurice FitzGerald, of Castle Ishen

2b. Col John Butler, of Westcourt, co. Kilkenny (d. 1715), mar. Katherine Plunkett (widow of Sir Nicholas Plunkett), dau. of James Aylmer, of Cragbryen Castle, and had issue

3b. Thomas Butler

1b. Lucia Butler (d. 17 Apr 1685; bur. at Limerick), mar. as his first wife Sir Laurence Esmonde, 2nd Bt., of Huntington Castle, co. Carlow, and had issue

2b. Mary Butler (d. 28 Mar 1737; bur. at Fore, co. Westmeath), mar. c. 1665 Hon Christopher Delvin, styled Lord Delvin, 1st son and heir ap. of Richard [Nugent], 2nd Earl of Westmeath, by his wife Mary Plunkett, widow of Hon Christopher Plunkett, 1st son and heir ap. of Patrick [Plunkett], 9th Baron Dunsany, and 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Nugent, 1st Bt. of Moyrath, co. Westmeath, and had issue

3b. Frances Butler (bur. 1 Feb 1709 at St James's, Dublin), mar. Sir Patrick Barnewall, 3rd Bt., of Crickstown, co. Meath, and had issue

4b. Elizabeth Butler (d. aft. 1687), mar. Sir Redmond Everard, 2nd Bt., and had issue

1a. Hon Helena Butler, mar. bef. 1648 Donough [McCarthy], 1st Earl of Clancarty, and had issue

2a. Hon Ellen Butler, mar. 1634 Sir Andrew Aylmer, 2nd Bt., of Donadea, co. Kildare, and had issue

3a. Hon Mary Butler (d. Aug 1680), mar. 2 Jun 1629 Hon Sir George Hamilton, 1st Bt., of Donalong, co. Tyrone, and Nenagh, co. Tipperary (d. 1679), yr. brother of James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Abercorn, and had issue

4a. Hon Elizabeth Butler (d. 6 Sep 1675), mar. (1) James Purcell, of Loughmoe, and (2) John FitzPatrick, of Castletown

2. Hon James Butler (dsp. in France)

1. Lady Margaret Butler (d. after 1656), mar. bef. 1619 her cousin Brian [FitzPatrick], 5th Baron Upper Ossory, and had issue

2. Lady Katherine Butler, mar. Pierce Power, of Monalargie

3. Lady Ellena Butler, mar. Pierce [Butler], 1st Viscount Ikerrin, and had issue

4. Lady Ellen Butler, mar. Hon James Butler, of Grellagh, co. Tipperary, 1st son of James [Butler], 2nd Baron Dunboyne, by his second wife Lady Margaret O'Brien, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Conor [O'Brien], 2nd Earl of Thomond, and had issue

5. Lady Joan Butler, mar. (1) George Bagenal, of Dunleckney, co. Carlow, (2) Theobald Purcell, Baron of Loughmoe, co. Tipperary, and (3) as his second wife Sir Thomas Esmonde, 1st Bt., of Clonegall, co. Wexford

6. Lady Mary Butler, mar. Sir George Hamilton, of Roscrea

7. Lady Elizabeth Butler (d. bef. 1668), mar. Richard [Bourke], 6th Earl of Clanricarde, and had issue

8. Lady Ellis Butler (dsp. 10 Feb 1625; bur. in St Mary's Church on the Island of Iniscaltra in the River Shannon), mar. Sir Tirlagh O'Brien Arragh, 1st Bt.

died

24 Feb 1632/3 (bur. in St Canice's Church, Kilkenny)

suc. by

grandson

note

hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland; knighted 1597/8; distinguished himself in fighting the rebel Irish 1598-1601, being wounded 1600/1; Member of Parliament for co. Tipperary 1613-14; on the death of his uncle 1614 he succeeded to the Earldoms but the bulk of the family estates were retained by his cousin Lady Elizabeth Preston following an award of the estates by King James I 1618; the Earl refused to agree to this arrangement and was imprisoned in the Fleet Prison from 1619 to 1624/5

 

James [Butler], 12th Earl of Ormonde and 5th Earl of Ossory later 1st Marquess of Ormonde later 1st Duke of Ormonde, KG PC

created

30 Aug 1642 Marquess of Ormonde [Peerage of Ireland]

20 Jul 1660 Baron Butler, of Llanthony in the County of Monmouth, and Earl of Brecknock [Peerage of England]

30 Mar 1661 Duke of Ormonde [Peerage of Ireland]

9 Nov 1682 Duke of Ormonde [Peerage of England]

 

The Earldoms of Ormonde and Ossory were held by the Marquesses of Ormonde (later Dukes of Ormonde) from 30 Aug 1642 until 17 Dec 1758, when on the death of Charles [Butler], de jure 3rd Duke of Ormonde, 14th Earl of Ormonde, 8th Earl of Ossory, etc., the Dukedom and Marquessate of Ormonde became extinct and the rights to the Earldoms of Ormonde and Ossory passed to his second cousin once removed,

 

John Butler, de jure 15th Earl of Ormonde and 9th Earl of Ossory

born

mar.

19 Apr 1763 Bridget Stacey (mar. (2) 24 Oct 1771 Rev Alleyne Walker LLD, of the Hermitage, nr. Croydon, Surrey), dau. of ..... Stacey, of Ockingham, co. Berkshire

died

s.p. 24 Jun 1766

suc. by

cousin

note

suc., but did not assume, de jure to the family titles 1758 ; suc. to the Ormonde estates 1760

 

Walter Butler, de jure 16th Earl of Ormonde and 10th Earl of Ossory

born

10 Jun 1703

mar.

19 Dec 1732 Eleanor Morres (b. c. 1711; d. 31 Dec 1793), 1st dau. of Nicholas Morres, of Seapark Court, co. Dublin, and of Lateragh, co. Tipperary (by his wife Susanna Talbot, dau. of Richard Talbot, of Malahide Castle), son of Sir John Morres, 7th Bt., of Knockagh

children

1. John Butler, later 17th Earl of Ormonde and 11th Earl of Ossory

1. Frances Butler, mar. Morgan Kavanagh, of Ballyhale, co. Kilkenny

2. Susanna Butler, mar. Thomas Kavanagh, of Borris, co. Carlow

3. Eleanor Butler, with Hon Sarah Ponsonby one of "The Ladies of Llangollen", of Plas Newydd, Llangollen, co. Denbigh, authoress and writer (b. 1739; d. 1829)

died

d. 2 Jun 1783

suc. by

son

note

suc. to the family estates 1766 but did not assume the family titles

 

John [Butler], 17th Earl of Ormonde and 11th Earl of Ossory

born

10 Dec 1740

mar.

14 Feb 1769 Lady Susan Frances Elizabeth Wandesford (b. 8 Jun 1754; d. 3 Apr 1830), only dau. and hrss. of John [Wandesford], 1st Earl Wandesford, by his wife Agnes Elizabeth Southwell, dau. and hrss. of John Southwell, of Enniscouch, co. Limerick

children

1. Hon Walter Butler, later 18th Earl of Ormonde and 12th Earl of Ossory later 1st Marquess of Ormonde

2. Hon John Wandesforde Butler (b. 1772; d. 1796)

3. Hon James Butler, later 19th Earl of Ormonde and 13th Earl of Ossory later 1st Marquess of Ormonde

4. Hon Charles Harward Butler later Butler-Clarke-Southwell-Wandesforde MP, of Kirklington, co. York, and Castlecomer, co. Kilkenny (b. 1781; d. 7 Nov 1860), mar. (1) 12 Oct 1812 Lady Sarah Butler (d. 7 Jul 1838), 3rd dau. of Henry Thomas [Butler], 2nd Earl of Carrick, by his wife Sarah Taylor, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Col Edward Taylor, of Askeaton, and (2) 10 Aug 1842 Lucy Butler (b. c. 1800; widow of her second husband's brother-in-law Somerset Richard [Butler], 3rd Earl of Carrick; d. 13 Oct 1884), 3rd dau. of Arthur French, of Innfield, co. Roscommon, and had issue by his first wife

1. Lady Elizabeth Butler (d. 14 Dec 1823), mar. 1798 Thomas Kavanagh, of Borris, co. Carlow (d. 20 Jan 1837)

2. Lady Eleanor Butler (d. Oct 1859), mar. 11 Aug 1808 (div. 1826) Cornelius [O'Callaghan], 1st Viscount Lismore, and had issue

died

30 Dec 1795

suc. by

son

note

hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland; Member of Parliament for Gowran 1776-83 and for Kilkenny 1783-91; his right to the peerages was admitted by the Irish House of Lords 1791; Custos Rotulorum for Co. Kilkenny 1793-95

 

Walter [Butler], 18th Earl of Ormonde and 12th Earl of Ossory later 1st Marquess of Ormonde, KP

created

20 Jan 1801 Baron Butler, of Lanthony in the County of Monmouth [Peerage of the United Kingdom]

Jan 1816 Marquess of Ormonde [Peerage of Ireland]

 

The Earldoms of Ormonde and Ossory were held by the 1st Marquess of Ormonde from Jan 1816 until his death on 10 Aug 1820, when the Marquessate of Ormonde became extinct and the Earldoms of Ormonde and Ossory passed to his brother,

 

James [Butler], 19th Earl of Ormonde and 13th Earl of Ossory later 1st Marquess of Ormonde, KP

created

17 Jul 1821 Baron Ormonde, of Lanthony in the County of Monmouth [Peerage of the United Kingdom]

5 Oct 1825 Marquess of Ormonde [Peerage of Ireland]

 

The Earldoms of Ormonde and Ossory were held by the Marquesses of Ormonde from 5 Oct 1825 until 25 Oct 1997, when on the death of James Hubert Theobald Charles [Butler], 7th Marquess of Ormonde, 25th Earl of Ormond, 19th Earl of Ossory, etc., the Marquessate of Ormonde became extinct and the Earldoms of Ormonde and Ossory and the Viscountcy of Thurles became dormant; the heir to these titles is Piers James Richard [Butler], 18th Viscount Mountgarret, the heir male of Richard [Butler], 1st Viscount Moutgarret, 2nd son of Piers [Butler], 8th Earl of Ormonde and 1st Earl of Ossory.

 

 First written 18 May 2009

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