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Nicknames: "The White Earl"
Birthplace: Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland
Death: Died in Ardee, Louth, Leinster, Ireland
Occupation: 4th Earl of Ormond
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About James 'the White Earl' Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond

James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde, b. 1392, d. 22 August 1452. He was the son of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde, and Anne Welles. He married, secondly, Lady Joan FitzGerald, daughter of Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald, 5th Earl of Kildare and Margaret Rocheford, in 1432. He died on 22 August 1452. James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde also went by the nick-name of 'the White Earl'. He gained the title of 4th Earl of Ormonde. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography. Children of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde and Elizabeth Beauchamp:

1. Elizabeth Butler+ d. 8 Sep 1473

2. John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormonde d. 1478

3. Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde

4. James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormonde b. 24 Nov 1420, d. 1 May 1461

http://thepeerage.com/p1229.htm

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

He was called The White Earl and esteemed for his learning. He prevailed upon Henry V to create a King of Arms in Ireland, by the title of Ireland King of Arms (altered by Edward VI to Ulster King of Arms), and he gave lands forever to the Heralds’s College, London. He was appointed Deputy of Ireland in 1405, and Lord Lieutenant in 1420, 1425, and 1442.

In 1440 he had a grant of the temporalities of the See of Cashel for ten years after the death of the Archbishop, Richard O'Hedian.

He married firstly with Joan Beauchamp, daughter of William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and had issue:

James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormonde (1420-1461), married, firstly, Avice Stafford, daughter of Sir Richard Stafford and Maud Lovell.

Elizabeth Butler (b. b 1432-1473), married with John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, son of General John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Maud de Neville, Baroness Furnivalle and had issue.

John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormonde (1449-1478), unmarried.

Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde (1450-1515), married firstly, Anne Hankford, daughter of Sir Richard Hankford, and had two daughter. He married, secondly, Lora Berkeley, daughter of Sir Edward Berkeley, and had another daughter.

He married secondly, Lady Joan FitzGerald, widow of Jenico Grey, and daughter and heiress of 5th Earl of Kildare, without issue.

He was the patron of the Irish literary work, 'The Book of the White Earl'

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Husband's Name

James Le "The White Earl" BUTLER (AFN:9HL7-1B) Pedigree

Born: 1392 Place: Of, Ormond, Ireland

Died: 23 Aug 1452 Place: Ardee

Buried: Place: Saint Marysabbey, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Married: Bef 28 1413 Aug Place: England

Father: James BUTLER (AFN:91QR-25) Family

Mother: Anne WELLS (AFN:8HRW-ZD)

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Wife's Name

Joan BEAUCHAMP (AFN:9HL7-2H) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1396 Place: Of, Abergavenny, England

Died: 3 Aug 1430 Place: Shene, (shere?)

Buried: 8 Aug 1430 Place: Saintthomas Acon, London, Middlesex, England

Married: Bef 28 1413 Aug Place: ,England

Father: William BEAUCHAMP (AFN:8J5Q-5R) Family

Mother: Joan FITZALAN (AFN:8J5J-MC)

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Children

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1. Elizabeth BUTLER (AFN:8J56-T1) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1420, Place: Ormond, Ireland

Died: 8 Sep 1473, Place: Shrewsbury Abbey, Shropshire, England

Buried: 11 Sep 1473 Place: Shrewsbury Abbey, Shropshire, England

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2. John Le BUTLER (AFN:9HL7-3N) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1424 Place: Of, Ormond, Ireland

Died: Bef 15 1477 Jun Place: Unmarried, Holy Land

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3. Thomas Le BUTLER (AFN:9HL7-4T) Pedigree

Born: 1426 Place: Of, Ormond, Ireland

Died: 3 Aug 1515 Place:

Buried: Place: St Thomas Acon, London, Middlesex, England

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4. James BUTLER (AFN:921V-TF) Pedigree

Born: 24 Nov 1420 Place: Ireland

Died: 1 May 1460/1461 Place: Beheaded

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James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde (1392 – 22 August 1452) was the son of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde and Anne Welles. He was called The White Earl and esteemed for his learning. He prevailed upon Henry V to create a King of Arms in Ireland, by the title of Ireland King of Arms (altered by Edward VI to Ulster King of Arms), and he gave lands forever to the Heralds’s College, London. He was appointed Deputy of Ireland in 1405, and Lord Lieutenant in 1420, 1425, and 1442.

In 1440 he had a grant of the temporalities of the See of Cashel for ten years after the death of the Archbishop, Richard O'Hedian. He married firstly with Joan Beauchamp, daughter of William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and had issue:

James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormonde (1420-1461), married, firstly, Avice Stafford, daughter of Sir Richard Stafford and Maud Lovell. He married, secondly, Eleanor Beaufort, daughter of Sir Edmund Beaufort and Lady Eleanor Beauchamp, neither without issue.

Elizabeth Butler (b. b 1432-1473), married with John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, son of General John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Maud de Neville, Baroness Furnivalle and had issue.

John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormonde (1449-1478), unmarried.

Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde (1450-1515), married firstly, Anne Hankford, daughter of Sir Richard Hankford, and had two daughter. He married, secondly, Lora Berkeley, daughter of Sir Edward Berkeley, and had another daughter.

He married secondly, Lady Joan FitzGerald, widow of Jenico Grey, and daughter and heiress of 5th Earl of Kildare, without issue.

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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.

From:

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.

http://www.thepeerage.com/p1229.htm#i12284

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The surname of BUTLER was a surname that has been prominent in Irish history, and can be traced back to the appointment of Theobald Fitz-Walter, one of the Anglo-Norman invadors, as Hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland. His son, also Theobald, adopted the surname Butler or Le Botiler, and it became the family surname of his descendants. The first Theobald acquired the baronies of Ormond Upper and Ormond Lower in County Tipperary; his descendants extended the family possessions in that county and in County Kilkenny, where the largest of the Butler castles eventually became the seat of the head of the family.

The inland Munster county of Tipperary is second only in extent in Ireland to the Ulster county of Donegal, covering as it does over one million acres. The county is bounded on the east and north-east by the province of Leinster, having boundaries with the counties of Offaly, Leix and Kilkenny. On the south side County Tipperary has a boundary with County Waterford, marked for some distance by the River Suir. The community which mushroomed beside one rich colliery, which opened in the 18th century, one of the earliest to be exploited in the county, was named Coalbrook. Ironstone metal was also found in the pits there.

As this county covered a large territory it accommodated anciently a number of septs; by the time of the arrival of the Anglo-Normans, branches of several Dalcassian septs from Thomond had also established themselves in the area.

Ireland was one of the earliest countries to evolve a system of hereditary surnames. They came into being fairly generally in the 11th century, and indeed a few were formed before the year 1000. Lady Eleanor Butler (1745-1829), Irish recluse, was born in Dublin. In 1779 she and her friend Sarah Ponsonby resolved to live in seclusion, and settled at a cottage in Wales, accompanied by a maidservant. They became famous throughout Europe as the 'Maids of Llangollen' or 'Ladies of the Vale' and attracted visitors from far and wide.

Sir William Francis Butler (1838-1910), Irish soldier and author, was born in Tipparary. He joined the British army in 1858, and served in Canada, providing the materials for a popular book, The Great Lone Land (1872). He served on the Red River exhibition (1870-71) on the Ashanti exhibition (1873) and in South Africa (1888-9). He published several travel books.

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James 'the White Earl' Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond's Timeline

1392
1392
Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland
1413
August 28, 1413
Age 21
Eng
1420
November 24, 1420
Age 28
Ormond, , Ireland
1420
Age 28
Ormond, Kerry, Ireland
1422
1422
Age 30
Ormonde, Kerry, Munster, Ireland
1425
1425
Age 33
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
1449
1449
Age 57
1452
August 22, 1452
Age 60
Ardee, Louth, Leinster, Ireland
1452
Age 60
Saint Mary's Abbey, Dublin, Ireland
1995
March 8, 1995
Age 60