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Thomas Butler

Nicknames: "Thomas /Butler/", "Thomas /Le Botiller/", "Thomas Boteler", "Thomas Butler"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
Place of Burial: St Thomas Acon, City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of James 'the White Earl' Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond and Lady Joan Elizabeth 4th Countess of Ormond Butler (Beauchamp), Countess of Ormond
Husband of Anne Butler (Hankeford), Countess of Ormonde and Lora Berkeley, Countess of Ormonde
Father of Anne St Leger (Le Botiller - Butler); Margaret Boleyn; Anne Butler; John Boteler and Lady Elizabeth Butler
Brother of Lady Elizabeth Butler; James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormonde and 1st Earl of Wiltshire; Ellen Mainwaring and John Butler, 6th. Earl of Ormonde

Occupation: 7th Earl of Ormonde, 7th Earl Ormond, In 1509, he was appointed Lord Chamberlain to Catherine of Aragon. He held this post until 1512.
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About Thomas Butler

  • Sir Thomas Butler, 7th Earl Ormond, Baron Ormond of Rocheford, Chief Butler of Ireland1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
  • M, #13903, b. circa 1424, d. 3 August 1515
  • Father James Butler, 4th Earl Ormond12,13,14 b. 28 May 1393, d. 23 Aug 1452
  • Mother Joan Beauchamp12,13,14 b. c 1399, d. 3 Aug 1430 or 5 Aug 1430
  • Sir Thomas Butler, 7th Earl Ormond, Baron Ormond of Rocheford, Chief Butler of Ireland was born circa 1424 at of Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, England.15 He married Anne Hankford, daughter of Sir Richard Hankford and Anne Montacute, before 11 July 1445; They had 2 daughters (Anne, wife of Ambrose Cresacre, Esq. & of Sir James St. Leger; & Margaret, wife of Sir William Boleyn).15,2,4,7,9,10 Sir Thomas Butler, 7th Earl Ormond, Baron Ormond of Rocheford, Chief Butler of Ireland married Lora Berkeley, daughter of Sir Edward Berkeley, Sheriff of Hampshire & Gloucestershire, Bailiff of Burley and Christian Holt, before November 1496; They had 1 daughter (Elizabeth).15,16,2,3,6,7,8 Sir Thomas Butler, 7th Earl Ormond, Baron Ormond of Rocheford, Chief Butler of Ireland left a will on 31 July 1515.2,7 He died on 3 August 1515; Buried in the chapel of St. Thomas Acon (Mercer's Chapel), Cheapside, London.15,2,6,7 His estate was probated on 25 August 1515.2,7
  • Family 1 Lora Berkeley b. b 1466, d. b 31 Oct 1501
  • Child
    • Elizabeth Butler d. 1510
  • Family 2 Anne Hankford b. Jan 1431 or Feb 1431, d. 13 Nov 1485
  • Children
    • Margaret Butler+17,2,5,7,11 b. c 1454, d. c 20 Mar 1540
    • Anne Butler+2,7 b. 1462, d. 5 Jun 1532
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3801] Unknown author, Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists, p. 108; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 1909.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 382-383.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 175.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 335.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 402.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 262-263.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 52-53.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 594.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 665.
  • 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 198.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 313-314.
  • 12.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 178.
  • 13.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 380-381.
  • 14.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 50.
  • 15.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 179.
  • 16.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 313.
  • 17.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 178-179.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p463.htm#i13903
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  • Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde1
  • M, #112845, d. 3 August 1515
  • Last Edited=30 Apr 2008
  • Consanguinity Index=0.93%
  • Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde was the son of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde and Elizabeth Beauchamp. He died on 3 August 1515.
  • He gained the title of 7th Earl of Ormonde.1
  • Child of Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde and Anne Hankeford
    • 1.Margaret Butler+1 b. c 1465, d. bt 30 Sep 1539 - 20 Mar 1540
  • Citations
  • 1.[S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 10. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p11285.htm#i112845
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  • Thomas BUTLER (7° E. Ormonde)
  • Born: ABT 1426, Ormonde, Ireland
  • Acceded: 1477
  • Died: 3 Aug 1515
  • Buried: St. Thomas Acon, London
  • Notes: In 1475 the attainder against the Butler family was annulled by the Irish Parliament. The first English Parliament of Henry VII followed suit, so that the 7th Earl (the youngest of the three brothers), whom the Irish called "The Earl of Wool", was one of the wealthiest of the King's subjects in England. In 1489 he was created Lord Ormond, a barony in the peerage of England, which on his death fell into abeyance between his daughters. He spent the years from 1505 to 1515 in England. While there, the 7th Earl was granted a fine manor house at Beaulieu in Essex by King Henry VII. He entertained Henry VIII there in 1510 and again in 1515. On his death this English property went to his daughter, Margaret, who had married William Boleyn. The son of one her daughters inherited from him no less than 36 manors in England; the son of the other daughter was father of Anne Boleyn. After bequeathing his treasured heirloom of an ancient gold and ivory drinking horn to his namesake and grandson, Thomas Boleyn, the Earl died in 1515 and was buried in an Easter Sepulchre on the north side of the high altar in the chapel of St Thomas Acon, London, built where St Thomas Becket was supposed to have been born.
  • Father: James BUTLER (4° E. Ormonde)
  • Mother: Joan (Elizabeth) BEAUCHAMP
  • Married 1: Anne HANKFORD (b. 1430/1 - d. 13 Nov 1485) (dau. of Richard Hankford and Anne Montague) BEF 11 Jul 1445
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne BUTLER
    • 2. Margaret BUTLER
  • Married 2: Lora BERKELEY (B. Mountjoy / C. Ormonde) BEF Nov 1496
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BUTLER.htm#Thomas BUTLER (7° E. Ormonde)
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Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, P.C., was born c.1426 and died 3 August 1515. He was the son of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond and Joan de Beauchamp. He was attainted, but restored by Henry VII' s first Parliament, November 1485, and the statutes made at Westminster, by Edward IV, which declared him and his brothers traitors, were utterly abrogated. He was afterwards sworn of the Privy Council of England, and had summons to Parliament, 14 November 1495, as "Thomas Ormond de Rochford.”

He was known as The Wool Earl, due to his enormous wealth. Besides being in the possession of major lands in the Irish counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary, he owned 72 manors in England, making him one of the richest subjects in the realm.[1]

He married firstly, Anne Hankford, daughter of Sir Richard Hankford and Anne Montagu, and had two daughters and co-heiresses, who inherited the English estates:

  • Anne Butler (b. c. 1455), married Sir James St. Leger, and had a son.
  • Margaret Butler (b. c. 1454-bt 1539/40), married Sir William Boleyn, and had issue. Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was their granddaughter. Queen Elizabeth I was, therefore, their great-granddaughter.

He married, secondly, Lora Berkeley, daughter of Sir Edward Berkeley, and widow of 3rd Lord Mountjoy and by her had issue:

  • Lord James Butler murdered 1497 by Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond, rival claimant to the Earldom
  • Lady Elizabeth Butler, (died 1510).

In 1509, he was appointed Lord Chamberlain to Catherine of Aragon.[2] He held this post until 1512.

References

Thomas Butler

7th Earl of Ormonde[1,2,3]

Sex Male

Lived In Ireland

Complete *

Died 3 Aug 1515

Person ID I00101384 Leo

Last Modified 17 Aug 1996

Father James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde, b. Abt 1392

Mother Joan de Beauchamp

Family ID F00044108 Group Sheet

Family 1 Anne Hankeford, b. Abt 1431

Married Bef 11 Jul 1445

Children

1. Lady Anne Butler

2. Lady Margaret Butler, b. Abt 1465

Last Modified 14 Sep 2002

Family ID F00018536 Group Sheet

Family 2 Lora Berkeley

Married Bef Nov 1496

Children

	1. Lady Elizabeth Butler

Last Modified 17 Aug 1996

Family ID F00044111 Group Sheet

Sources 1. [S01352] ~Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, London, 1938, Reference: Page 1909

2. [S00120] Cahiers de Saint Louis , Dupont, Jacques and Saillot, Jacques, Reference: 428

3. [S00058] The Complete Peerage, 1936 , Doubleday, H.A. & Lord Howard de Walden, Reference: X 131

^ Marie Louise Bruce, Anne Boleyn, p. 11

^ Antonia Fraser, The Wives of Henry VIII, pgs. 59, 117

Marie Louise Bruce, Anne Boleyn, p.11

Antonia Fraser, The Wives of Henry VIII, pgs.59, 117

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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.

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Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond's Timeline

1425
1425
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
1445
July 11, 1445
Age 20
London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
1445
Age 20
London, Middlesex, England
1454
1454
Age 29
Swavesey, Cambridgeshire , England
1459
1459
Age 34
Easterly, Kent, England
1496
November 1496
Age 71
1515
August 3, 1515
Age 90
London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
1937
April 8, 1937
Age 90
1938
September 26, 1938
Age 90
1994
August 1, 1994
Age 90