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Butler, Earl of Ormonde

Sometimes "Ormond"



The Butler arms above the gate of Kilkenny Castle.
Photo 2004. See full size.



Theobald FitzWalter, or Walter,
accompanied Henry II into Ireland,
created hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland 1177 [now the oldest surviving British dignity], family took their surname from this,
was granted Baggotrath, Co.Dublin, and the Stein River lands (see [Sweeney, 1991]) around what is now Trinity College Dublin,
founded Abbey of Owney, Abington, Co.Limerick c.1196,
built Nenagh Castle, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary, c.1200,
died 1205, or 1206,
bur Abbey of Owney, Abington, Co.Limerick,
had issue:

Theobald le Botiller, 2nd Butler,
mar Joan de Marisco,
died 1230, bur Arklow Abbey, Arklow, Co.Wicklow,
had issue:

Theobald le Botiller, 3rd Butler,
mar Margery de Burgh,
Lord Justice of Ireland 1247,
died 1248, bur Arklow Abbey,
had issue:

Theobald le Botiller, 4th Butler,
mar Joan fitzJohn [descendant of Charlemagne],
died 1285, bur Arklow Abbey,
had issue:

Edmund le Botiller, 6th Butler,
mar 1302 to Joan Fitzgerald,
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1312-6,
seat at Gowran, Co.Kilkenny,
died 1321, bur Gowran,
had issue:

  1. James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde, born c.1305.



Detail from above.



Nenagh Castle, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary.
From here.






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