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James Butler (Boteler), 1st Earl of Ormond

Also Known As: "James Boteler"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Death: Died in Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland
Place of Burial: Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Edmund Earl of Carrick, Justicar of Ireland Botiller and Joan Countess Carrick fitzJohn
Husband of Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormonde
Father of Petronella Talbot and James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond
Brother of William Wemme Butler and Alice Boteler
Half brother of John Butler, of Clonamicklon; Sir Thomas Butler; Lady Joan of Botiller and Lawrence Butler

Occupation: 1st Earl of Ormond, 1st Earl of Ormonde, 1st Earl of Armond, 7th Cheif Butler of Ireland, 1st Earl Ormond
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James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde1

From Medlands:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/IRELAND.htm#JamesButler1OrmondB

JAMES Butler, son of Sir EDMUND Butler & his wife Joan FitzGerald of Kildare ([1305]-[Jan/Feb] 1338, bur Gowran, co. Kilkenny). He was created Earl of Ormond in 1328.

m (1327) as her first husband, ELEANOR de Bohun, daughter of HUMPHREY de Bohen Earl of Hertford and Essex & his wife Elizabeth of England (-7 Oct 1363). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Margareta…Humfredus…Johannes…Humfredus decimus…Edwardus et Willielmus…Alianora, Margareta secunda, Eneas, Isabella” as the six sons and four daughters of “Humfredus octavus de Bohun, comes Herefordiæ et Essex, constabularius Angliæ et dominus Breconiæ” and his wife “Elizabetham filiam regis Edwardi filii regis Henrici tertii”, adding that Eleanor married firstly (after the death of her father) “domino Jacobo le Botyler Hiberniæ”, who was created “comitem de Urmond” by King Edward III[1365]. She married secondly (licence 24 Jan 1344, before 20 Apr 1344) Sir Thomas de Dagworth, who was created Lord Dagworth.

James & his wife had four children:

1. JOHN Butler (Athur 6 Nov 1330-young).

2. JAMES Butler ([Kilkenny 4 Oct 1331]-Knocktopher Castle 18 Oct or 6 Nov 1382, bur Gowran). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names “Jacobus le Botiler” as the son of “domino Jacobo le Botyler Hiberniæ…comitem de Urmond” and his wife[1366]. He succeeded his father in 1338 as Earl of Ormond. m as her first husband, ELIZABETH Darcy, daughter of Sir JOHN Darcy & his [second wife Joan Dowager Ctss of Kildare née de Burgh of the Earls of Ulster] (-24 Mar 1390). She married secondly ([28 Dec 1383/30 Mar 1384]) Sir Robert de Hereford. Ancestors of the later Earls of Ormond.

3. ALIANORE (-1392). m (after 20 Jul 1359) GERALD FitzGerald Earl of Desmond, son of MORICE FitzThomas Earl of Desmond & his third wife Aveline FitzMorice (-1398).

4. PERNEL (-1368). m (before 8 Sep 1352) as his first wife, GILBERT Lord Talbot, son of RICHARD Talbot Lord Talbot & his wife Elizabeth Comyn of Badenoch ([1332]-Roales, Spain 24 Apr 1387).

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M, #106940, b. circa 1305, d. 6 January 1337

    James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde was born circa 1305.
He was the son of Sir Edmond Butler and Lady Joan FitzGerald.
He married Eleanor de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Lady Elizabeth Plantagenet, in 1327. 

He died on 6 January 1337.

    James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde gained the title of 1st Earl of Ormonde on 2 November 1328.

Children of James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde and Eleanor de Bohun

1.Petronilla Butler+ d. 1387

2.James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde+ d. 18 Oct 1382

http://thepeerage.com/p10694.htm#i106940

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James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde was born circa 1305 and died on 6 January 1337. He was the son of Sir Edmond Butler and Lady Joan FitzGerald. He married Eleanor de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Lady Elizabeth Plantagenet, in 1327. They had one daughter and one son:

   * Petronilla Butler (d. 1387), married Gilbert Talbot, 3rd Baron Talbot, and had issue.
   * James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (b. b 1337-1382), married Elizabeth Darey, daughter of Sir John Darey, Lord Justice of Ireland, and had issue.

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Biography from http://www.harrymclaughlin.com/Descent_From_King_Edward_I_.pdf

James Butler, First Earl of Ormonde. Born ca 1305. Earl of Carrick. Chief Butler of Ireland. A minor when his father died, obtained, for 2,000 marks, licence to marry whomsoever he pleased. Died 1337.

Pedigree from http://www.thepeerage.com/p10694.htm#i106940

James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde1

M, #106940, b. circa 1305, d. 6 January 1337

James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde|b. c 1305\nd. 6 Jan 1337|p10694.htm#i106940|Sir Edmond Butler|d. 13 Sep 1321|p15141.htm#i151404|Lady Joan FitzGerald||p15141.htm#i151405|Theobald Butler|b. c 1242\nd. 26 Sep 1285|p15141.htm#i151410|Joan FitzJohn|d. fr 25 Feb 1303 - 26 May 1303|p15142.htm#i151411|John F. FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Kildare|d. 12 Sep 1316|p15141.htm#i151406|Blanche de la Roche||p15141.htm#i151408|

Last Edited=13 Apr 2008

    James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde was born circa 1305.1 He was the son of Sir Edmond Butler and Lady Joan FitzGerald.2 He married Eleanor de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Lady Elizabeth Plantagenet, in 1327. He died on 6 January 1337.
    James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde gained the title of 1st Earl of Ormonde on 2 November 1328.1

Children of James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde and Eleanor de Bohun

   * Petronilla Butler+ d. 1387
   * James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde+ d. 18 Oct 1382

Citations

  1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 84. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  2. [S34] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 105th edition (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1970), psge 2048. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage, 105th ed..

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James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde (d. January 6, 1337) was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland.

He was the son of Sir Edmond Butler and Lady Joan FitzGerald, and married in 1327, Lady Eleanor de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford by his spouse Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of King Edward I of England.

They had one daughter and one son:

   * Petronella Butler (d. 23 April 1368), married Gilbert Talbot, 3rd Baron Talbot, and had issue.
   * James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (1337-1382), married Elizabeth Darcy daughter of Sir John Darcy, Lord Justice of Ireland, and had issue.

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James Butler, Earl of Ormund, b. c 1305, d. Jan or Feb 1337/8, son ofEdmund Butler, d. London, 13 Sep 1321, son of Theobald le Boteler andJoan Fitz John, daughter of Sir John Fitz Geoffrey and Isabel Bigod.[Magna Charta Sureties]

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Edmund was succeeded as 7th Butler by his teenage son, James, a liberal,pleasant and stately youth. As soon as James was 21 he was knighted. Ayear later he married the king's niece, Eleanor de Bohun, and, in thefollowing year, October, 1328, he was created Earl of Ormond. As in thecase of his father's "earldom" of Carrick, the creation charter ismissing; but the earldom of Ormond was probably limited to theheirs-male, despite, the weighty opinion to the contrary of J. H. Round.The question didnot arise until the death of the 7th Earl in 1515; but itmay well arise againwhen the Ormonde Marquessate becomes extinct. [Note:the last Marquess of Ormonddied in Chicago in 2001.]

A few weeks after he was created Earl of Ormond, James was granted, by Edward III, the regalities and liberties of Co. Tipperary. Later the king saw fit to seize all the Counties Palatine in Ireland, of such importance had they become. But the Palatine of Tipperary was restored to Ormond on account of his royal consanguinity by marriage. This was the period of the over mighty subject that led to the Wars of the Roses. Ormond himself had extensive and widely distributed properites. Yet he lived and fought chiefly in Ireland where, in the flower of his youth, he died in his manor, a stone tower covered with shingles, at Moyalvi, Co. Tipperary. [Butler Family History]

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James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond's Timeline

1304
1304
Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
1326
October 17, 1326
Age 22
Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England
1327
1327
Age 23
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1327
Age 23
Knaresborough, Yorkshire, , England
1331
October 4, 1331
Age 27
Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, England
1332
1332
Age 28
Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
1337
January 1337
Age 33
Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland
1338
January 6, 1338
Age 34
Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland
1935
September 4, 1935
Age 34
September 4, 1935
Age 34