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James Butler

Nicknames: "Botiller"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland
Death: Died in Knocktopher Castle, Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Place of Burial: Castle Knoctophe
Immediate Family:

Son of James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond and Elizabeth Butler, Countess of Ormonde
Husband of Ann Butler and Anne de Welles, Countess of Ormond
Partner of Catherine FitzGerald
Father of James Le Butler; James Gallda Butler; Sir Ralph Butler, of Badminton; James 'the White Earl' Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond; Ann Wogan (Butler) and 2 others
Brother of Felice de Bulkeley; Alianore le Botiller, Countess of Desmond; Thomas Butler, Baron; Catherine Butler; Joan Butler and 5 others

Occupation: 3rd Earl of Ormonde, Knight of Polestown
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About James Butler

James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond (b. about 1359 - died 7 September 1405), was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland. He acceded to the title in 1382 and built Gowran Castle three years later making it his usual residence, whence his common epithet, The Earl of Gowran.

In 1391 he purchased Kilkenny Castle[1] by deed from Sir Hugh le Despencer, Earl of Gloucester and Isabel his wife, daughter of Gilbert de Clare. He also built the castle of Dunfert (also called Danefort) and in 1386 founded a Friary of minorities at Ailesbury in Buckinghamshire.[2]


In 1384 he was deputy to Philip deCourtenay, the King's cousin. In 25 July 1392, he was appointed Lord Justice of Ireland as he was again in 1401. On the departure of Sir Stephen Scrope to England on 26 October 1404, by commission, dated at Carlow, 12 February 1388-9, he was appointed keeper of the peace and governor of counties Kilkenny and Tipperary. He was vested with full power to treat with, to execute, to protect, and to give safe conduct to any rebels, etc. In 1397 he assisted Edmond Earl of March, L.L. against O Brien, and in 1390 took prisoner Teige O Carrol, Prince of Elye.

Some time before 17 June 1386, he married Anne Welles, the daughter of John de Welles, 4th Lord Welles by his spouse Maud (née de Roos). Anne Welles died on 13 November 1397, around the age of 37. They had five children:

1. James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond (1392–1452), married firstly Joan de Beauchamp, daughter of William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and Lady Joan FitzAlan, and had issue. He married secondly, Lady Joan, widow of Jenico Grey, and daughter and heiress of Gerald FitzGerald, 5th Earl of Kildare, without issue.

2. Sir Richard Butler of Polestown, county Kilkenny, (b. b 1396). His godfather was King Richard II of England. He married Catherine, daughter of Gildas O'Reilly of Cavar, Lord of East Breffny, and had issue.

3. Anne Butler, married John Wogan, and had issue.

4. Sir Philip Butler, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Cockayne, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by his wife Ida de Grey, and had issue.

5. Sir Ralph Butler, married Margaret de Berwick, and had issue.


In 1399 the Earl married Katherine FitzGerald of Desmond. They had four children:

6. James “Gallda” Butler,

7. Edmund Butler

8. Gerald Butler

9. Theobald Butler


By an unknown mistress he had at least one illegitimate son, Thomas Le Boteller ( died 1420 ) nicked Thomas Bacach ( the lame ). Thomas was Lord Deputy of Ireland and Prior of Kilmainham, a distinguished soldier who led an Irish force of 700 men at the Siege of Rouen in 1419.

See also

  • Butler dynasty

References

  • 1.^ http://www.kilkennycastle.ie/en/TouroftheCastle/TheBuildingoftheCastle/TheButlerCastle/ Purchased Kilkenny Castle.
  • 2.^ Lodge, John The Peerage of Ireland or, A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom, 1789, Vol IV, p 10.
  • Richardson, Douglas, and Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta Ancestry A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Royal ancestry series. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2005. googlebooks.com Accessed November 9, 2007
  • Doyle, James William Edmund. The Official Baronage of England, Showing the Succession, Dignities, and Offices of Every Peer from 1066 to 1885, with Sixteen Hundred Illustrations. London: Longmans, Green, 1886. googlebooks.com Accessed November 9, 2007
  • thepeerage.com Accessed November 9, 2007

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Butler,_3rd_Earl_of_Ormonde

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'James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde

'M, #33167, d. 6 September 1405

'James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde was the son of James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde and Elizabeth Darcy. He married Anne Welles, daughter of John de Welles, 4th Lord Welles and Maud de Ros, before 17 June 1386.1 He died on 6 September 1405.

'James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde gained the title of 3rd Earl of Ormonde.

'Child of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde

1.Edmund Butler+ 2

'Children of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde and Anne Welles

1.Richard Butler+ 3

2.James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde+ b. 1392, d. 22 Aug 1452

Citations

  • 1.[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 X, page 122. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume III, page 268. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • 3.[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 2, page 2807. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • http://thepeerage.com/p3317.htm#i33167
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Husband: James BUTLER

Born: ABT 1362 at: Kilkenny,Kilk,Ireland

Married: at:

Died: at: Castle Knoctophe

Father: James BUTLER

Mother: Elizabeth DARCY

Notes: [2012] !Our Noble & Gentle Families of Royal Descent Together with Their Paternal Ancestry by Joseph Foster p 35,39 1884 Edition: 3rd Earl of Ormonde, built Gowran Castle and purchased Kilkenny Castle, 1391 (built by William, Earl Marshall, the elder) from the heirs of Sir Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Gloucester; he also built the Castle Dunfert, commonly called Danes' Fort, founded the Friars Minors of Aylesbury in 1386, lord-deputy of Ireland 1384, governor of counties, Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Wife: Anne WELLS

Born: at:

Died: at:

Father: John de WELLES

Mother: Eleanor de MOWBRAY

Notes: [1405] !Our Noble & Gentle Families of Royal Descent Together with Their Paternal Ancestry by Joseph Foster p 35 1884 Edition: Daughter of Lord John Wells

http://www.genpc.com/gen/files/d0013/f0000017.html#I5919

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James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde, built Gowran Castle, Gowran, Co.Kilkenny, 1385, mar 1stly, pre-1386, to Anne Welles, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1391-3, purchased Kilkenny Castle 1391 from Sir Hugh le Despenser, mar 2ndly, 1399, to Katherine FitzGerald, died 1405, bur Gowran, Co.Kilkenny, had issue by 1st wife:

1. James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde, born 1392, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1420-3, had issue:

2. Sir Richard Butler, had issue:

http://humphrysfamilytree.com/Butler/3rd.earl.ormonde.html

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James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde (1376 - 1405), married Anne Welles, daughter of John de Welles, 4th Lord Welles and Maud de Ros, and had issue.

They had a son:

James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde (1392 – 22 August 1452) was the son of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde and Anne Welles.

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James BUTLER (3° E. Ormonde)

Acceded: 1382

Died: 7 Sep 1405, Gowran

Buried: Gowran

Notes: Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1391-3, purchased Kilkenny Castle 1391 from Sir Hugh le Despenser.

Father: James BUTLER (2° E. Ormonde)

Mother: Elizabeth DARCY (C. Ormonde)

Married 1: Anne WELLES (C. Ormonde) BEF 17 Jun 1386

Children:

1. James BUTLER (4° E. Ormonde)

2. Richard BUTLER of Knocktopher (Sir)

3. Anne BUTLER

4. Thomas Bacach BUTLER (Prior of Kilmainham)

5. Ralph BUTLER

6. Phillip BUTLER (Sir)

Married 2: Catherine FITZGERALD (C. Ormonde) 1399

Children:

7. James Gallda BUTLER

8. Edmund BUTLER

9. Gerald BUTLER

10. Theobald BUTLER

James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde (b. bef. 1376 - September 6, 1405), was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland who built Gowran Castle and made it his usual residence. He was commonly called Earl of Gowran. He also purchased by deed, from the heirs of Sir Thomas le Despencer, 1st Earl of Gloucester, Kilkenny Castle. In 1392, he was appointed Lord Justice of Ireland.

The son of James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde by his spouse Elizabeth née Darcy, he married Anne, daughter of John de Welles, 4th Lord Welles by his spouse Maud née de Ros, before June 17, 1386. They had three children:

   * James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde (1392-1452), married firstly Elizabeth, daughter of William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and had issue. He married secondly, Lady Joan, widow of Jenico Grey, and daughter and heiress of Gerald FitzGerald, 5th Earl of Kildare, without issue.
   * Sir Richard Butler of Polestoun, county Kilkenny, (b. b 1396), who married Catherine, daughter of Gildas O'Reilly of Cavar, Lord of East Breffny, and had issue.
   * Edmund Butler, married Catherine, daughter of Robert Forstall, and had issue.

From:

A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire

By John Burke

Published by H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1832

Item notes: 4th ed.:v.1(1832)

Original from Harvard University

Digitized Aug 1, 2007

This is a branch of the noble house of Ormonde, springing from, JAMES, third earl, who, besides legitimate children, had two illegitimate sons, Thomas, prior of Kilmainham, and lord-deputy of Ireland, in the reigns of Henry IV. and Henry V., and JAMES LE BOTILLER, whose descendants, by the settlement of Thomas, the tenth earl, were

made next in remainder to the house of Ormonde, after the family of Donboyne, From this James lineally descended THOMAS BUTLER, esq. of Caher, who m. Ellice, daughter of the Earl of Desmond, and was father of EDMUND BUTLER, esq.

A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire

By Bernard Burke

Published by Harrison, 1866

Original from Harvard University

Digitized Sep 1, 2005

THOMAS BUTLER, of Cahir-dun Eske, Esq., m. Ellice, dau. of

Thomas, 8lh Earl of Desmond, and was father of EDMUND

BUTLER, who, by Catharine, dau. of Sir Pierce le Poer, Knt.,

left Issue,

I. THOMAS, of whom presently.

Il. Pierce, who was father of

THEOBALD, who became Baron Caher.

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

James Butler, Third Earl of Ormonde. 1361-1405. Lord Justice of Ireland. Bought Kilkenny Castle, built castle at Gowran, where he is buried.

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-------------------- James 3rd Earl of Ormond built/bought Killkenny Castle.

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James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond's Timeline

1361
1361
Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland
1385
1385
Age 24
Badminton, Gloucestershire, , England
1386
June 17, 1386
Age 25
Ormonde, Kerry, England
1392
1392
Age 31
Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland
1394
1394
Age 33
Ormonde, Munster, Kerry, Ireland
1396
1396
Age 35
Knocktopher Castle,Arklow,Wicklow,Ireland
1401
1401
Age 40
England, (Present UK)
1405
September 6, 1405
Age 44
Knocktopher Castle, Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
1452
1452
Age 44
1965
September 25, 1965
Age 44