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Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormonde and 3rd Earl of Ossory, Viscount Thurles (c. 1531 – 22 November 1614), was an Irish peer and the son of James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond and Lady Joan Fitzgerald daughter and heiress-general of James FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Desmond. He was Lord Treasurer of Ireland and a very prominent personage during the latter part of the 16th century.

Career

He built the Tudor Manor House extension to Ormonde Castle on his estates in Carrick-on-Suir, South Tipperary. Much of his life was taken up with a fierce feud with his hereditary foe, Gerald FitzGerald, 15th Earl of Desmond, son of James FitzGerald, 14th Earl of Desmond. The two sides fought a pitched battle in 1565, the Battle of Affane. Butler's victory, not only in the field but also in the handling the political fallout, helped to spark the Desmond Rebellions. This struggle (1569–73 and 1579–83) desolated Munster for many years. Ormonde was a Protestant and threw his great influence on the side of Queen Elizabeth I and her ministers in their efforts to crush the rebels, although he was motivated as much by factional rivalry with the Desmond dynasty as by religion.

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Known as "Black Tom". Chief Butler of Ireland. 3° Earl of Ossory.

In 1543, James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde, had requested Henry VIII to grant a place at court to his heir Thomas, whom he despatched to court the next year. Already at court were two of Thomas’ first cousins, Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of the 9th Earl of Kildare – immortalised by the poet Thomas Surrey as ‘The Fair Geraldine’ – and Barnaby Fitzpatrick, son of the baron of Upper Ossory. Thomas and Barnaby joined group of ten or twelve noble youths whom Henry VIII had selected to be educated with his son Edward. While most of the other pupils changed in the course of the years, the two cousins remained until the school group was formally disbanded in autumn 1552, five years after Edward had come to the throne. Upon the accession of Edward VI, Thomas was made a Knight of the Garter. Ormonde actually participated in the Christmas festivities that year disguised as an ‘Almain’, or German. By 1552 Thomas had reached his majority and succeeded to earldom of Ormond, his father having died of food poisoning in London in 1546.

When Edward VI died in Jul 1553, his catholic sister Mary came to the throne, and Ormonde appears to have had no difficulty in accommodating himself to the changed regime. Black Tom won his spurs and possibly his nickname when suppressing the rebellion against Queen Mary of Sir Thomas Wyatt, whom some called White Tom. Mary retained the Earl at court for a further year, allowing him to return to Ireland in Oct 1554, along with Barnaby Fitzpatrick and Gerald Fitzgerald, 11th Earl of Kildare. Throughout the rest of his long life, Ormonde maintained his family’s tradition of unswerving loyalty to the crown, spending long periods at court, where he exploited the powerful connections his early education had given him.

Thomas Butler lived a considerably long life for his time, and gained a respect that no other man in Ireland would be able to obtain. He was considered to be an honest and upstanding peer by those in Ireland and England. Queen Elizabeth considered him to be a good friend and companion and trusted his opinion. Thomas made many enemies because of his honesty, candor and the fact that the Queen favored him.

He was a great strategist who had a standing army of Scot mercenaries called gallowglass. These incredible soldiers where popular in Ireland and were often used like a common commodity. Their brute strength and courageous tactics made them a formidable enemy against the English at Cashel, and Killroe, serving O’Neil and massacred an army of lanskanechts at the siege of Caracfergus. The Ormondes had kept an army of these men for over a hundred years and found them to be very useful in defending against the gallowglass of other factions. The MacSweeneys were in the Ormonde’s employ and cost a great deal of money to maintain. One thing was for sure: they were worth the money as almost every English noble that came with their armies to wipe out Irish rebels called upon Ormonde for the support or protection of his armies.

A very proficient diplomat, Thomas was responsible for swaying a great many rebels, including Hugh O’Neil, to swear to treaties of loyalty to the Crown. Ormonde was not the only person responsible for that act; O’Neil followed the suggestions of both Henry Sidney and the Earl Ormonde for they were the two English men for whom he held the highest respect. Thomas held a seat on the Privy Councils of both England and Ireland, and worked hard at stimulating the economy on his lands. He even went so far as to grant right of travel for young Irish boys to Bristol as apprentices in the hopes that they would return to Ireland as master tradesmen.

Ormonde, like his father continued to harbor aggressions with his neighbor and fellow countryman the Earl Desmond, as part of a hostile four-generation feud between the Geraldines (Desmond and kin) and the Butlers (Ormonde and kin). After the death of his mother, the Countess of Desmond, the old feud between the Butlers and Geraldines broke out again and Black Tom defeated the Earl of Desmond at the Battle of Affane in 1565, the last private pitched battle fought on the soil of the British Isles. These disputes ranged from issues of Loyalty to those of property right, boundary lines, policy, strategy and anything else that they could use to make peace a difficult solution. Finally in 1568, Desmond is thrown in the tower and must stay there for six years. In 1574 he is released and is to turn himself in to the jail in Dublin where he is allowed to escape and turns Rebel. Thomas, however, is not too distraught over this as he is in control of a fair amount of it in Desmond’s absence.

Ormonde and Queen Elizabeth met in London as children; Thomas the "son of an Irish Earl" and Elizabeth the "illegitimate daughter of Henry" shared a common ground as neither was well treated by the other young nobles in court. They were related through her mother Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth called him her ‘black husband’. In 1588 the Queen bestowed on Ormonde what an Irish poet described as 'áirdchéim Ridireacht Gáirtéir, / ainm nár ghnáth é ar Éirionnach' (‘the high honour of Knighthood of the Garter, a title rare on an Irishman’).

Ormonde built a Tudor style castle (Carrick on Suir) along the river Suir, which he decorated lavishly and even had red brick chimneys built on, which, at the time, were very expensive. All of this was for one reason; to provide Elizabeth with a suitable palace at which to stay when she traveled to Ireland. Thomas lived eleven years after Elizabeth died and during her entire reign she never once set foot in Ireland.

Married three times, Thomas produced four children, three boys and one girl. One boy died at birth; the other two die as young adults and his daughter Elizabeth lived to be in her fifties. He had had at least 12 illegitimate children. Ormonde spent most of his time in England in the presence of the Queen and many rumors were issued as to the matter.

In 1614 Thomas died in his bed shortly after Christmas, in the Elizabethan manor he had built at Carrick, with the blue ribbon of the Order of the Garter around his neck, as it was every night since it was given to him. He was buried in St Canice's. His Will so favoured his eldest illegitimate son, Piers, as to suggest that the mother of Piers of Duisk was someone of great importance. Indeed, there is not lacking circumstantial evidence to support the persistent and rather startling rumor that the Virgin Queen bore him Piers Butler of Duiske, the father of Edmund, 1st Viscount Galmoy. Towards the end of 1553 she had the opportunity to conceive Piers Butler; in Feb 1554 she was said to be pregnant at Ashridge. In May, when offered physicians at Woodstock, she announced: "I am not minded to make any stranger privy to the state of my body but commit it to God".

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Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond (d. 1515), was grandfather to Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, who, although she lost her head, provided him with the daughter who was to become Queen Elizabeth I. This fearsome queen features in voluminous Butler records. [1.1] 

Her cousin, the 10th Earl of Ormond, Thomas Butler (d. 1614), who had been reared at the English court, built a magnificent Tudor manor at Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, expecting her to visit him, which she failed to do. [1.2] Lord Dunboyne, the present Butler family historian, writes in his Butler Family History: "The Butlers bred like rabbits immune from myxomatosis". [1.3]

"The Lancastrians have very little support in Ireland apart from the Butlers. [1.4]

Sir John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormond, arrives in Ireland with 'a great multitude of Englishmen'; they take and destroy Waterford city, but are defeated by Thomas FitzGerald, son of the earl of Desmond, at Pilltown, near Carrick-on-Suir. [1.5] 3 Earl of Ossory. [1.6]

Already at court were two of Thomas first cousins, Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of the 9th Earl of Kildare immortalised by the poet Thomas Surrey as 'The Fair Geraldine' and Barnaby Fitzpatrick, son of the baron of Upper Ossory. [1.7]

In 1543, James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde, had requested Henry VIII to grant a place at court to his heir Thomas, whom he despatched to court the next year. [1.8]

When Edward VI died in Jul 1553, his catholic sister Mary came to the throne, and Ormonde appears to have had no difficulty in accommodating himself to the changed regime Black Tom won his spurs and possibly his nickname when suppressing the rebellion against Queen Mary of Sir Thomas Wyatt, whom some called White Tom. [1.9]

Ormonde was not the only person responsible for that act; O'Neil followed the suggestions of both Henry Sidney and the Earl Ormonde for they were the two English men for whom he held the highest respect. [1.10] Thomas held a seat on the Privy Councils of both England and Ireland, and worked hard at stimulating the economy on his lands. [1.11]

Ormonde, like his father continued to harbor aggressions with his neighbor and fellow countryman the Earl Desmond, as part of a hostile four-generation feud between the Geraldines (Desmond and kin) and the Butlers (Ormonde and kin). [1.12]

After the death of his [Earl Desmond's] mother, the Countess of Desmond, the old feud between the Butlers and Geraldines broke out again and Black Tom defeated the Earl of Desmond at the Battle of Affane in 1565, the last private pitched battle fought on the soil of the British Isles. [1.13] He [James F FitzGerald] was the son of James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde and Lady Joan FitzGerald. [1.14]

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Sir Maurice Fitzgerald of Decies

Thurles

House of Lords

1st Earl of Arran

Sir William Harris

February 1589

Earl of Derby George Stanley

Earl of Clanricarde

Earl Cowper

Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan

Edward Fitzgerald

Earl Marshal

Lord President

James William

Fitzgeralds that I

FitzThomas

Earl of Ormond and Wiltshire

Battle of Bosworth Field

Sir Richard Hankford

If George Boleyn and Jane Parker

Duke of Norfolk

1716

Extinct

Lord Hungerford and Hastings The

March 1461

Charles Harward

Sir Maurice Fitzgerald of Decies

He [Thomas Radclyffe] now raided Thomond, and in Waterford he sought to enforce his feudal rights on Sir Maurice Fitzgerald of Decies, who invoked the help of Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormonde. [2.1] Before December 21, 1532, she married first James Butler, 9th Earl of Osmonde, and they had seven children. [2.2]

That rebellion was quashed by the English crown forces and their Irish allies (primarily the Butlers, led by Thomas Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde), and ended in 1573. [2.3]

Ultimately Desmond and Sir John of Desmond were sent over to London and imprisoned; whereupon several of the southern chieftains, aided by the Earl of Ormond's brothers, Sir Edmund and Sir Pierce Butler, took the field against the Government. [2.4] When word ofthe blockhouse robbery reached the militia the footmen wereimplicated and sent quickly back to Butler Castle for interrogation. [2.5] However, a succession dispute following the death of Thomas (7th Earl) in 1515 weakened Butler power until re-established by "Black" Tom Butler, (10th Earl, 1532-1614. [2.6]

A cousin of the 7th earl (Thomas Butler), who died without issue, Piers Butler fought for the English against the rebel Irish lords and in 1522, styled as the pretended earl of Ormonde, he was made lord deputy of Ireland. [2.7] He was the son of Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory and Lady Amelia de Nassau. [2.8]

He married Elizabeth Crew, daughter of Thomas Crew, 2nd Baron Crew of Stene and Anne Airmine, on 3 June 1705 in Oatlands, Weybridge, Surrey, England. [2.9]

In December 1629, he married his cousin, Scheff, from Presley's band (joined the new) Elizabeth Preston, daughter and heiress of Richard, Earl of Desmond, putting an end to the long-standing quarrel between the families and united their estates. [2.10]

Thurles

For some time, Desmond resisted a summons to appear at Elizabeth's court with the plea that he was at war with his uncle Maurice. [3.1]

George married Mary Butler, daughter of Thomas Butler Lord Thurles. [3.2]

House of Lords

House of Lords he was imprisoned for two days for challenging the which was, of five, on duke of Buckingham. [4.1] He [Irish] distinguished himself in naval engagements (1666, 1672) against the Dutch and was made rear admiral in 1673. [4.2] 1 He [Ferrers] was created 1st Baron Butler, of Weston, co. Huntingdon on 27 August 1673. [4.3]

Buckingham now plotted to effect the Chancellor's ruin He organized parties in both houses of parliament to support a 1666 bill prohibiting the import of Irish cattle, partly to oppose Clarendon and partly to thwart the. [4.4]

1st Earl of Arran

Lieutenant General Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran ("de jure" 3rd Duke of Ormonde and 14th Earl of Ormonde) was born on 29 August 1671. [5.1]

Also in 1680 the Earl of Inchiquin resigned and was replaced by Thomas Butler, 6th Earl of Ossory, who died before taking up his post. [5.2]

Sir William Harris

When his [Donagh MacCarthy Reagh's] Thomas Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde, volunteered to stand surety for him in the sum of 1000. [6.1]

A later Theobald (d. 1285) was the Butler who was awarded the Royal grant of the "prisage of wines", which meant he was entitled to "about one tenth of the cargo of any wine ship that broke bulk in Ireland". [6.2] Alice Smythe married Sir William Harris and had at least 2 children: Thomas and Dora. [6.3]

February 1589

In March 1587 he was arrested by Sir Thomas Norris and confined in Dublin Castle, where he died in February 1589, a few days after it had been decided that he should enjoy the profit of his lands. [7.1] 1537 AD: Silken Thomas Fitzgerald and five of his uncles are executed at Tyburn, London. [7.2] There have been a number of Butler bishops, including Edmund, Prior of Athassel Abbey in Tipperary for fourteen years until 1537, when Thomas Cromwell deposed him. [7.3]

Earl of Derby George Stanley

His eldest son and heir apparent search,, Earl of Derby George Stanley, (? [8.1]

Lord Stanley (commonly called Lord Strange), married Joan Strange, 9th Baroness Strange and 5th Baroness Mohun, and was summoned to the of Derby House of Lords as Lord Strange in right of his wife. [8.2]

John's cousin, Walter (1703-1783), inherited this claim, and Walter's son John (1740-1795) obtained a the confirmation of it from the Irish House of Lords in 1791. [8.3]

Earl of Clanricarde

He [James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald] sought to give the movement an ultra-Catholic character, with the idea of gaimling foreign assistance, and allied himself with John Burke, son of the Earl of Clanricarde, with Connor O'Brien, 3rd Earl of Thomond, and even secured Ormonde's brother, Sir Edmund Butler, whom Sidney had offended. [9.1]

Earl Cowper

The elder son, George Augustus Frederick (1806-1856), 6th Earl Cowper, married Anne he Florence, daughter of Thomas Scottish, earl de Grey; and this lady at her father's death became suo jure baroness Lucas of Cradwell. [10.1]

Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan

Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran was born on 15 June 1639. [11.1] 1 Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran was created 1st Viscount Tullogh on 13 May 1662. [11.2] 1 He [Ferrers] was created 1st Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan on 13 May 1662. [11.3]

In 1665 a fortunate accident had allowed Ossory to take part in the his estate among Battle of Lowestoft against the Dutch, and in May 1672, being now in command of a ship, he fought against the same enemies in the melt Frederick Wright-Bruce Battle of Solebay, serving with great distinction on both occasions. [11.4]

Edward Fitzgerald

Edward Fitzgerald, brother of the Earl of Kildare, and lieutenant of the soon after his return Queen's pensioners in London, was sent to remonstrate with Desmond, but accomplished nothing. [12.1]

Earl Marshal

2. Sir John, of Ostenhanger, father of Sir Thomas Smythe, K.B., who married Lady Barbara Sydney, daughter of Robert first Earl of Leicester, K.G., was created Viscount Strangford, in Ireland, in 1628, and was the ancestor of Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, sixth and present Viscount Strangford and first Baron Penshurst, G.C.B. 3. Henry Smythe, of Corsham. [13.1] Symon sailed with the Earl of Essex as did his brothers Richard and Thomas, and destroyed half the city. [13.2]

This is where Richard and Thomas was knighted by Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, for bravery). [13.3]

Lord President

Thomas Butler 7th Earl of Ormande [Parents] was born in 1425 in Ormonde, Ireland. [14.1]

Walter's grandson, James, the 12th earl, was created marquess of Ormonde in 1642 and duke of Ormonde in 1661 (see below); his son was. [14.2]

Specifically it was against the creation of the office of " Lord President" (governor) in the province of Munster and the English pursuit of policies that favoured the FitzGerald's rivals, the Butlers of Ormonde, and various English colonists. [14.3]

James William

James was the grandfather of James Edward William high Theobald, Butler (b. 1844), who became the 3rd marquess in 1854. [15.1]

Fitzgeralds that I

The effect of this marriage was a temporary cessation of open hostility between the Desmonds and her son, of eminence, on the left Thomas Butler, Loth earl of Ormonde. [16.1]

This pitched battle, won by the Butlers, was the last private one fought in Great Britain, infuriated Queen Elizabeth, and led to the forced renunciation by Gerald Fitzgerald of his claims to the historic lands of the Fitzgeralds that I referred to earlier. [16.2]

FitzThomas

Maurice Bacach the Lame fitzThomas FitzGerald, son of Thomas fitzJames FitzGerald and Elice, married first Ellen Roche, the daughter of Lord Fermoy, the ninth Earl of Desmond, and second a daughter of Maurice FitzMaurice Fitzgerald, the White Knight. [17.1] A daughter of James FitzMaurice FitzGerald and Amy O Brien Ara was Joan FitzGerald. [17.2]

Desmond asserted that none but Brehon law should be observed between Geraldines; and FitzMaurice seized Captain George Bourchier, one of Thomas Butler, Elizabeth's officers in the west. [17.3]

Earl of Ormond and Wiltshire

Thomas Boleyn (oldest, b. 1477, d. 1539, Earl of Ormond and Wiltshire), m. ca. [18.1] In spite of an award made by Sussex in August 1560 regulating the matters in dispute between Ormond and the Fitzgeralds, outlaws from both sides continued to plunder their neighbors. [18.2] This was a blatant defiance of the Elizabethan state's law. [18.3]

Battle of Bosworth Field

The title of Earl of Derby was conferred on him in 1485 by his stepson Henry VII after the Battle of Bosworth Field where Thomas decided not to support King Richard III. [19.1]

Sir Richard Hankford

He [Thomas Ormond] married firstly, Anne Hankford, daughter of Sir Richard Hankford, and had two daughter and co-heiresses, who inherited the English estates: [20.1]

If George Boleyn and Jane Parker

If George Boleyn and Jane Parker had a son, he either did not survive or left no male issue, as in the 1590's Henry Carey, a grandson of Mary Boleyn, petitioned Queen Elizabeth for the Ormond title which had been held by Thomas Boleyn. [21.1] In 1810, this rewarding office was declared redundant and Walter Butler, Marquess of Ormond, fell heir to 2l6,000 pounds in compensation. [21.2] 1535 AD: William Skeffington captures Maynooth Castle, chief seat of the Fitzgeralds of Kildare, and massacres its garrison. [21.3]

The Dukes and Earls of Ormond were always Butlers. [21.4] Opposing Fitzgerald was his boyhood companion Black Tom Butler, the Earl of Ormond, who led his Butlers plus the O'Kennedys, the Gillapatricks and the Burkes. [21.5]

Duke of Norfolk

Lord Derby was married to Lady Constance Villiers, daughter of Thomas Butler,, of Ossory, George William Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon. [22.1]

His second wife Dorothy Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, supplied his heir Henry, the fourth Earl. [22.2]

1716

Subsequently the castle was occupied for short periods by two other English monarchs namely King James 1st from 1617 1625, and King George 1st from 1716 -1721. [23.1]

Prior to 1710 he loaned money to Colonel Thomas Butler of Kilcash (635) and got a lease on lands for a period of 21 yrs. [23.2]

Extinct

When reason for Charles Butler, earl of wife Arran (1671-1758), the brother and successor of the 2nd duke, died in December 1758, the dukedom and marquessate became extinct, but the earldom was claimed by a kinsman, John Butler (d. 1766). [24.1]

His son Walter, the 18th earl (1770-1820), was created marquess of Ormonde in 1816, a title which became extinct on his death, but was revived in favour of his brother James (1774-1838) in 1825. [24.2]

4. Sir Thomas Smythe, of Bidborough, in the county of Kent, ambassador to Russia in 1604, whose male descendants became extinct on the death of Sir Stafford Sydney Smythe, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, in 1778. [24.3]

On the death without issue in 1905 of the 7th earl, who was lord lieutenant of Ireland 1880-1882, the earldom and barony of Cowper, together with the viscountcy of Fordwich, became extinct; the barony of Butler fell into History abeyance among his sisters and their heirs, and the baronies of Lucas and Dingwall devolved on his nephew, Auberon in his Lives Thomas Herbert (b. 1876). [24.4]

Lord Hungerford and Hastings The

He [Lords] had already succeeded his mother as tenth Baron Strange and sixth Baron Mohun He married Anne Hastings, daughter of Lord Hungerford and Hastings The second Earl's son Edward became the 3rd Earl. [25.1]

Sir George Hamilton, Marechal du Camp was the son of Hon. [25.2] Gerald succeeded to the earldom in 1558; he was knighted by the lord deputy Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, and did homage at Waterford. [25.3]

March 1461

When Thomas died some time before March 1461, Eleanor's father-in-law took back one of the two manors he had settled on her and her husband when they married. [26.1]

Charles Harward

Charles Harward Butler was born on 9 November 1780. [27.1] Charles Harward Butler was also known as Charles Harward Butler-Clarke-Southwell-Wandesford. [27.2]

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Thomas [Butler], 10th Earl of Ormonde and 3rd Earl of Ossory, PC KG

born

1531

mar. (1)

c. 1559 (sep. 1564) Hon Elizabeth Berkeley (b. 1534; dsp. 1 Sep 1582; bur. in Westminster Abbey), only dau. of Thomas [Berkeley], 6th Baron Berkeley, by his second wife Anne Savage, dau. of Sir John Savage, of Frodsham, co. Chester

mar. (2)

after 9 Nov 1582 Hon Elizabeth Sheffield (d. Nov 1600; bur. at St Canice, Kilkenny), only dau. of John [Sheffield], 2nd Baron Sheffield, by his wife Hon Douglas Howard, dau. by his second wife of William [Howard], 1st Baron Howard of Effingham

children by second wife

1. Hon James Butler, styled Viscount Thurles (b. 4 Sep 1583; dvp. bef. 17 Mar 1589/60; bur. in Westminster Abbey)

2. Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Thurles, High Sheriff of Tipperary 1605 (dvp. 12 Jan 1606)

1. Lady Elizabeth Butler (dspm. 10 Oct 1628; bur. in Westminster Abbey), mar. (1) Feb 1602/3 her cousin Theobald [Butler], 1st Viscount Butler, and (2) betw. Jun and Sep 1614 Richard [Preston], 1st Lord Dingwall later 1st Earl of Desmond, and had issue by her second husband

mar. (3)

betw. 2 and 24 Jun 1601 Hon Helen Power (widow of Hon John Power (dvp. bef. 18 Dec 1600), 1st son and heir ap. of John [Power], 4th Baron Le Power and Coroghmore; mar. (3) bef. Aug 1616 Thomas [Somerset], 1st Viscount Somerset; d. 1642; bur. at Raglan), 2nd dau. of David [Barry], 5th Viscount Buttevant, by his first wife Hon Ellen Roche, dau. of David [Roche], 1st Viscount Fermoy

died

s.p.m.s. legit. 22 Nov 1614 (bur. at St Canice, Kilkenny)

suc. by

nephew

note

called "Tom Duffe" ("Black Tom"); hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland ; brought up as a Protestant at the English Court; knighted at the Coronation of king Edward VI 1546/7; Lieutenant of Horse against Sir Thomas Wyatt 1553/4; returned to Ireland 1554 and accompanied the Earl of Sussex into Ulster against the Scots 1556; Privy Councillor [I] 1557/8 and 1559; Treasurer of Ireland 1559-1614; appointed to make war on and treat with the O'Mores 1564; after the death of his mother in 1564/5, the Countess of Desmond, the hereditary feud between the Butlers and the Geraldines broke out again; he defeated and captured the Earl of Desmond at the Battle of Affane 1564/5; admitted to Gray's Inn 1566/7; Lieutenant of Cos. Kilkenny and Tipperary 1575; Lord General of the forces in Munster 1579-81; Governor of Munster 1582/3; Knight of the Garter 1588; General in Leinster 1594 and 1596; Lieut-General of the Queen's forces in Ireland 1597; supported the Earl of Essex and Lord Mountjoy in quelling the Earl of Tyrone's rebellion in Ulster, where he was taken prisoner by Owny MacRory O'More and released in 1600; Vice-Admiral of Leinster; he had an illegitimate son, Piers FitzThomas Butler, whose son, Edward Butler, was created Viscount of Galmoye in 1646

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