Katherine Butler, Countess of Desmond (c.1487 - 1552)

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Birthplace: Balmagir, Wexford, Ireland
Death: Died in Askeaton, Co Limerick, Ireland
Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy, Vol. Curator
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About Katherine Butler, Countess of Desmond

  • Lady Katherine Butler1
  • F, #206264, d. 17 March 1552/53
  • Last Edited=16 Sep 2010
  • Lady Katherine Butler was the daughter of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormonde and Lady Margaret FitzGerald.1 She married, firstly, Richard Power, 1st Baron le Power and Coroghmore, son of Sir Piers Power and Katherine FitzGerald, before 1526. She married, secondly, James FitzJohn FitzGerald, 13th Earl of Desmond, son of Sir John of Desmond, in February 1549/50.1 She died on 17 March 1552/53.1
  • From before 1526, her married name became Power.1 From February 1549/50, her married name became FitzGerald.1
  • Child of Lady Katherine Butler and James FitzJohn FitzGerald, 13th Earl of Desmond
    • 1.Sir Thomas FitzJames FitzGerald+2 d. 18 Jan 1595
  • Children of Lady Katherine Butler and Richard Power, 1st Baron le Power and Coroghmore
    • 1.Thomas Power1 d. 10 Oct 1564
    • 2.Katherine Power1
    • 3.Ellice Power1
    • 4.Margaret Power1
    • 5.Ellen Power1
    • 6.Piers Power, 2nd Baron le Power and Coroghmore1 b. 1526, d. 16 Oct 1545
    • 7.John Power, 3rd Baron le Power and Coroghmore+1 b. c 1529, d. 8 Nov 1592
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4085. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S47] BIFR1976 Barry, page 68. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p20627.htm#i206264
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  • Catherine Butler1,2
  • F, #47127, d. 17 March 1553
  • Father Sir Piers Butler, 8th Earl Ormonde, Earl of Ossory b. 1467, d. 26 Aug 1539
  • Mother Margaret FitzGerald1 d. 9 Sep 1542
  • Catherine Butler married Richard Power, 1st Baron of Le Power and Coroghmore, son of Sir Piers Power and (Miss) FitzGerald, before 1526.3 Catherine Butler died on 17 March 1553; Buried at Askeaton, Limerick, Ireland.1
  • Family Richard Power, 1st Baron of Le Power and Coroghmore d. b 8 Feb 1539
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. X, p. 626.
  • 2.[S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 1909.
  • 3.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. X, p. 625-627.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1568.htm#i47127
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  • Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond and 1st Earl of Ossory (c. 1467 – 26 August 1539), also known as (Irish Piers Ruadh) Red Piers, was from the Polestown branch of the Butler family of Ireland. ....
  • In about 1485, he married Lady Margaret FitzGerald, daughter of Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald, 8th Earl of Kildare and Alison FitzEustace. The marriage was political; arranged with the purpose of healing the breach between the two families.[1] In the early years of their marriage, Margaret and her husband were reduced to penury by James Dubh Butler, a nephew, heir to the earldom and agent of the absentee 7th Earl, who resided in England.[2] Piers Butler retaliated by murdering James Dubh in an ambush in 1497. He was pardoned for his crime on 22 February 1498.
  • They had 3 sons and six daughters.
  • Sons:
    • James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond (c. 1501 – 1546), also called "the lame", who married Lady Joan FitzGerald, daughter and heiress of James FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Desmond, and had issue.
    • Richard Butler, 1st Viscount Mountgarret (1500 – 20 May 1571), married his first cousin Eleanor Butler, daughter of his uncle Theobald Butler. They had issue.
    • Thomas Butler, who was slain by Dermoid Mac Shane, Mac GillPatrick of Ossory, and left an only daughter Margaret, first married to Rory O'Moore of Laois, and lastly to Sir Maurice Fitzgerald of Lackagh.
  • Daughters:
    • Margaret Butler, married firstly to Thomas, second son of the Earl of Desmond, and secondly to Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 1st Baron Upper Ossory and had issue.[3]
    • Catherine Butler {1506–1552/53} married Richard Lord Le Poer; parents of Lord John Le Poer-husband of Ellen, daughter of James 14th Earl of Desmond.
    • Joan Butler (b. 1528), married James Butler, 10th Baron Dunboyne.
    • Ellice Butler (1481–1530). Married firstly to MacMorrish; and secondly in 1503 to Gerald Fitzgerald, 3rd Lord Decies (1482–1533)-grandson of James FitzGerald, 6th Earl of Desmond.
    • Eleanor Butler who married Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Cahir.
    • Helen Butler (1523–1597), (or Ellen) married Donough O'Brien, 1st Earl of Thomond, son of Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond and Annabell de Burgh.
  • The Earl had an illegitimate son, Edmund Butler, who became the Archbishop of Cashel. The Earl also had an illegitimate elder brother, Theobald Butler. .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Butler,_8th_Earl_of_Ormond
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  • James (Séamus) FitzJohn FitzGerald (died 27 October 1558) was an Irish nobleman, the second son of John FitzGerald, de facto 12th Earl of Desmond, and Móre O'Brien, daughter of Donogh O'Brien of Carrigogunnell, Lord of Pobble. He held the title of Earl of Desmond from 1536 until his death in 1558.
  • Beginning his tenure in alliance with rebellious groups in Ireland, the 14th Earl of Desmond eventually gained favour .... etc.
  • James FitzGerald married four times: first, Joan Roche, daughter of Maurice, Lord Fermoy, and his own grandniece, for which reason, the marriage was annulled. Their son, Sir Tomás Ruadh FitzGerald of Conna, father of James (Séamus) Fitzgerald, "the Sugán Earl," was duly disinherited. James FitzGerald then married Móre O'Carroll, daughter of Sir Maolrony McShane O'Carroll, Lord of Ely, by whom he had Géaroîd, his heir, as well as another son, Seán, and four daughters. Móre O'Carroll died in 1548. FitzGerald's third wife was Caitríona Butler, second daughter of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond, and widow of Richard, Baron le Poer. Caitríona died at Askeaton, 17 March 1553. His last marriage was to Evelyn Mór MacCarthy, daughter of Donal MacCormac, MacCarthy Môr, by whom he had a son, Sir Séamus-Sussex FitzGerald who died in 1580, and a daughter, Elinor.
  • In the summer of 1558 the 14th Earl of Desmond was afflicted with a serious illness, and died at Askeaton on Thursday, 27 October. He was buried in the abbey of the White Friars, Tralee. Within a half century after James FitzGerald's death, chroniclers of the Annals of Four Masters observed, "The loss of this good man was woful to his country; for there was no need to watch cattle, or close doors from Dun-caoin, in Kerry, to the green bordered meeting of the three waters, on the confines of the province of Eochaidh, the son of Lachta and Leinster."[9]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_FitzGerald,_14th_Earl_of_Desmond
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Katherine (Butler) Power 'then' FitzGerald's Timeline

1425
1425
Ireland
1442
1442
Ormonde, Ireland
1487
1487
Balmagir, Wexford, Ireland
1508
1508
Age 21
Waterford, Ireland
1510
1510
Age 23
Curraghmore, Waterford, Ireland
1514
1514
Age 27
Curraghmore, Waterford, Ireland
1516
1516
Age 29
Ireland
1526
1526
Age 39
Curraghmore, , Waterford, Ireland
1549
February 1549
Age 62
Bef. February 1549/50 3rd wife
1552
March 17, 1552
Age 65
Askeaton, Co Limerick, Ireland