Theobald Butler, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland

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Theobald 4th Chief Butler of Ireland/Justiciar of Ireland LeBotiller, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland

Also Known As: "Theobald Butler", "Theobald le Boteler", "Theobald Boteler"
Birthplace: Arklow, Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Death: Died in Wicklow, Ireland
Place of Burial: Arklow Monastery., Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Theobald Butler, 3rd Chief Butler of Ireland; Margery De Burgh and Roesia Butler
Husband of Joan Butler (FitzJohn)
Father of Sir Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick, Justiciar of Ireland; Theobald Butler 5th Butler, Lord Deputy of Ireland & Earl of Carrick; Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Dunboyne; John Le Botiller and Sir Edmund Earl of Carrick and 6th Chief Butler of Ireland Botiller
Brother of Elisabeth Le Botiler 4th Buterl.

Occupation: Royal Butler
Managed by: Hannelore Caulk Scheu
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About Theobald Butler, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland

'Theobald Butler, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland (circa 1242 – 26 September 1285) was the son of Theobald Butler, 3rd Chief Butler of Ireland and Margery de Burgh, daughter of Richard Mor de Burgh, 1st Lord of Connacht. He assisted King Edward I of England in his wars in Scotland. He died at castle of Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland and was buried at Arklow Monastery.[1]

'He married Joan FitzJohn, the fourth and youngest daughter of John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Kirtling, Sheriff of Yorkshire, and Isobel Bigod and the granddaughter of Geoffrey FitzPeter, Earl of Essex.[2] She was co-heir with her three sisters to her brothers John and Richard.[3] On her marriage, she brought Theobald the manor of Faubridge in Essex, the hamlet of Shippeley in Hants, the manor of Shire in Surrey, the hamlet of Vacherie and the manor of Ailesbury (in Buckinghamshire). Joan died around 1303. Their children were:

  • Theobald Butler, 5th Chief Butler of Ireland (1269–1299)
  • Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick (c. 1270 – 13 September 1321)
  • Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Dunboyne (died 9 Oct 1329)
  • John Butler
  • Richard Butler
  • Gilbert Butler
  • Nicholas Butler, elected Archbishop of Dublin by the Prior and Convent of the Holy Trinity in January 1306, but was never consecrated.
  • James Butler


  • 1.^ Lodge, John The Peerage of Ireland or, A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom, 1789, Vol IV, p 5.
  • 1.^ The Peerage.
  • 1.^ Lodge, John The Peerage of Ireland or, A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom, 1789, Vol IV, p 5.


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  • 'Theobald le Boteler (Butler)1,2,3
  • 'M, #11124, b. circa 1242, d. 26 September 1285
  • Father Theobald le Boteler2 d. 1248
  • Mother Margery de Burgh2 d. a 1 Mar 1253
  • ' Theobald le Boteler (Butler) was born circa 1242 at of Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland; Age 6 in 1248.2 He married Joan FitzJohn, daughter of Sir John FitzGeoffrey, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Justice of Ireland and Isabel Bigod, circa 1268; They had 8 sons (Theobald, Sir Edmund, Sir Thomas, John, Richard, Gilbert, Nicholas, & James) and 2 daughters (Maud & Joan).2,3 Theobald le Boteler (Butler) died on 26 September 1285 at Arklow Castle, Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland; Buried in the monastery there.2
  • 'Family Joan FitzJohn d. 4 Apr 1303
  • Children
    • Sir Thomas Butler, 1st Lord of Dunboyne+ d. 1329
    • John Butler
    • Theobald Butler, 5th Lord Butler4 b. 22 Feb 1269, d. 14 May 1299
    • Sir Edmund Butler, Justiciar of Ireland+2 b. c 1273, d. 13 Sep 1321
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2914] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 449; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 870.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 376.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 249.
  • 4.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 449.
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  • (The son listed as Thomas who died 1299 seems to be the son Theobald Butler)
  • 'Theobald Butler1
  • 'M, #151410, b. circa 1242, d. 26 September 1285
  • Last Edited=14 Aug 2009
  • ' Theobald Butler was born circa 1242.1 He was the son of Theobald Butler and Margery de Burgh.1 He married Joan fitz John, daughter of John fitz Geoffrey, Lord of Shere and Isabel le Bigod, before 1268.1 He died on 26 September 1285 at Castle of Arklow, Arklow, County Limerick, Ireland.1 He was buried at Arlow Monastery, Arklow, County Limerick, Ireland.1 An inquest post mortem was held for his on 5 January 1285/86.1
  • ' He was also known as Theobald le Botiller.2
  • 'Children of Theobald Butler and Joan fitz John
    • 1.Sir Edmond Butler+3 d. 13 Sep 1321
    • 2.Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Dunboyne+ d. 9 Oct 1329
    • 3.Anne le Botiller4
    • 4.Thomas Butler1 b. 22 Feb 1268/69, d. 14 May 1299
  • 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 II, page 449. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[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 1211. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3.[S34] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 105th edition (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1970), psge 2047. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage, 105th ed.
  • 4.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
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  • 'Theobald BUTLER
  • 'Born: 1242
  • 'Died: 26 Sep 1285
  • Father: Theobald BUTLER
  • Mother: Margery De BURGH
  • 'Married: Joan FITZGEOFFREY (dau. of John Fitzgeoffrey and Isabel Bigod) ABT 1268
  • Children:
    • 1. Theobald BUTLER (d. 14 May 1299, unmd.)
    • 2. Edmund BUTLER (Justiciar and Governor of Ireland)
    • 3. Thomas BUTLER (Sir)
  • From: BUTLER2
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Butler, 4th Theobald, succeeded his father. By his marriage with a daughter of the Earl of Essex, he acquired considerable estates in Buckinghamshire. He died 26th September 1285, leaving eight children. He also was buried at Arklow. Carte considers it most probable that the 3rd and 4th Theobalds were one and the same person, who married twice.

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Includes NotesNotes for Theobald Butler:

Theobald le Boteler and Joan Fitz John, daughter of Sir John Fitz Geoffrey and Isabel Bigod. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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The 4th Butler fought against the Mortimers at Evesham, sat in the Irish Parliaments of Edward I and campaigned under that commanding leader in Scotland and Wales, before dying at the relatively advanced age of about 43 and leaving eight sons and two daughters by his widow, Joan, grand-daughter of Geoffrey, Earl of Essex, Justiciar of England. [Butler Family History]

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Theobald married Joan Fitzjohn, daughter of John Fitzgeoffrey Justiciar Of Ireland, Sir and Isabella Bigod, about 1268.1 (Joan Fitzjohn was born about 1252 in Shere, Surrey, England and died about 26 May 1303)

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Theobald Butler, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland's Timeline

Arklow, Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Age 5

Theobald was created Justiciar of Ireland in 1247

Age 26
Age 28
Kilkenny, Ireland
Age 28
Arklow, Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
September 26, 1285
Age 43
Wicklow, Ireland
Age 43