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Nicknames: "the Noble / Botiller"
Birthplace: Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, England
Death: Died in Arklow, Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Occupation: James II Earl of Ormond
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James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond (4 October 1331 – 18 October 1382) was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland. He was Lord Justice of Ireland in 1359, 1364, and 1376.

The son of James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond and Eleanor de Bohun, James was born at Kilkenny and given in ward, 1 September 1344, to Maurice FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Desmond, for the fine of 2306 marcs; and afterward to Sir John Darcy who married him to his daughter Elizabeth. He was usually called The Noble Earl, being a great-grandson of King Edward I of England.[1]

In 1362, he slew 600 of Mac Murrough's followers at Teigstaffen (County Kilkenny). On 22 April 1364, was appointed L.D. to the Duke of Clarence. He was L.J. by 24 July 1376, with a salary of £500 a year, in which office he was continued by King Richard II of England. On 2 April 1372, he was made constable of Dublin Castle, with the fee of £18 5s. a year.[2] He was summoned to the Parliaments held by Richard II.


He died 18 October 1382 in his castle of Knocktopher (near which he had, in 1356, founded a Friary for Carmelite friars). He was buried in St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny.

On 15 May 1346, he married Elizabeth Darcy, daughter of Sir John Darcy, Knight of Knaith (another Lord Justice of Ireland) and Joan de Burgh. They had four children:

1. James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond (1376–1405).

2. Thomas Butler, Justice of Cork

3. Ellen Butler who married the poet Gerald FitzGerald, 3rd Earl of Desmond. She died in 1404.

4. Jean Butler who married Teige O'Carroll, Prince of Éile. She died of the plague in 1383.

See also

  • Butler dynasty

References

  • 1.^ Lodge, John The Peerage of Ireland or, A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom, 1789, Vol IV, p 8.
  • 2.^ Lodge, John The Peerage of Ireland or, A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom, 1789, Vol IV, p 9.
  • Richardson, Douglas, and Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta Ancestry A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Royal ancestry series. Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2005. googlebooks Accessed November 9, 2007
  • Butler family Accessed November 9, 2007

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James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde

M, #33170, d. 18 October 1382

James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde was the son of James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde and Eleanor de Bohun.

He married Elizabeth Darcy, daughter of Sir John Darcy, 1st Lord Darcy de Knayth and Lady Joan de Burgh.

He died on 18 October 1382.

James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde also went by the nick-name of 'The Noble Earl' on account of being the great-grandson of King Edward I.

He gained the title of 2nd Earl of Ormonde. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.2

Children of James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde and Elizabeth Darcy

1.James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde+ d. 6 Sep 1405

2.Alianore le Botiller+3 d. 1392

Citations

  • 1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1027. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2. [S77] Leslie Stephen, editor, Dictionary of National Biography (London, U.K.: Smith, Elder & Company, 1908), volume III, page 502. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  • 3. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 244. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

http://thepeerage.com/p3317.htm#i33170

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

James Butler, Second Earl of Ormonde, ‘The Noble Earl’. Born 1331. Lord Justice and Chief Governor of Ireland. Constable of Dublin Castle. Died 1382, Knocktopher.

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James BUTLER (2° E. Ormonde)

Born: 4 Oct 1331, Kilkenny, Ireland

Acceded: 1338

Died: 18 Oct 1382, Knocktopher, Ireland

Buried: Gowran Church

Notes: Called the Noble Earl and by the Irish the Chaste. Constable of Dublin Castle 1349. Chief Governor of Ireland.

Father: James BUTLER (1° E. Ormonde)

Mother: Alianore De BOHUN (C. Ormonde)

Married: Elizabeth DARCY (C. Ormonde) 1346

Children:

1. Ralph BUTLER

2. Eleanor BUTLER (C. Desmond)

3. James BUTLER (3° E. Ormonde)

4. Thomas BUTLER

5. Catherine BUTLER

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Birth: Oct. 4, 1331 Death: Oct. 18, 1382

2nd Earl of Ormonde,was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland. He was Lord Justice of Ireland in 1359, 1364, and 1376.

The son of James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde and Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormonde, he was called The Noble Earl, being a great-grandson of Edward I.

On 15 May 1346 he married Elizabeth Darcy, daughter of Sir John Darcy, Knight of Knaith, another Lord Justice of Ireland, and had one son: James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde

Died at: Knocktopher Castle, Arklow, Wicklow Co., Ireland


Burial: Saint Marys Hall Cemetery Kilkenny County Kilkenny, Ireland

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Warrington, Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
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October 4, 1331
Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, England
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Kilk, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland