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Anne Butler (Welles), Countess of Ormond

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Gainsby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: March 24, 1390 (31)
Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John de Welles, 4th Baron Welles and Maud de Ros, Lady Welles
Wife of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond
Partner of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond
Mother of Sir Ralph Butler, of Badminton; James 'the White Earl' Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond; Ann Butler; Sir Richard Welles Butler, of Polestown; Edmund Butler and 1 other
Sister of Margery de Welles and John de Welles, 5th Baron Welles

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About Anne Butler, Countess of Ormond

"Anne Butler (née Welles), Countess of Ormond (1360 – 13 November 1397), was the first wife of Irish noble James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond, and the mother of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond. She was the first countess of Ormond to live at Kilkenny Castle, Ireland.

According to Frederick Tupper, Professor of English at the University of Vermont, she was commemorated as "Anelida, Queen of Armenia" in Geoffrey Chaucer's poem Anelida and Arcite."


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  • [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 X, page 122. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume X, page 123.
  • [S347] Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-century Colonists: the Descent from the Later Plantagenet Kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of Emigrants from England and Wales to the North American Colonies Before 1701 (2nd ed., 1999), Faris, David, (2nd edition. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), FHL book 973 D2fp., p. 60 BUTLER:8.
  • [S394] #230 [5th edition, 1999] The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (5th edition, 1999), Adams, Arthur, (5th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999), FHL book 973 D2aa 1999., p. 32 line 24:8.
  • [S266] #379 [7th edition, 1992] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, Who Came to America Before 1700 (7th edition, 1992), Weis, Frederick Lewis, (7th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, c1992), FHL book 974 D2w 1992., p. 10 line 7:32.


  1. Kilkenny Castle: The Marble Firplace; retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. De Weever, Jacqueline (1995). Chaucer Name Dictionary: A Guide to the Astrological, Biblical, Historical, Literary, and Mythological Names in the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. New York: Routledge. p. 25
  3. Richardson, Douglas, Everingham, Kimball G. (2005). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Baltimore:Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. p. 162
  4. Richardson, Everingham. pp.162–165
  5. Worcestershire Record Office: Hampton (Pakington) of Westwood Park, Droitwich, Worcestershire, Catalogue Reference number:705:349/12946/492083 Dated "Tuesday next after The Feast of the Nativity of St. John The Baptist 21 Ric II 26 June 1397"
  6. Collectanea Top. et Gen.1 (1834), pp. 280–81

Anne and James were married prior to 17 June 1386. Lady Anne was the Countess of Ormond.

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Anne Butler, Countess of Ormond's Timeline

Gainsby, Lincolnshire, England
Age 26
Badminton, Gloucestershire, , England
March 24, 1390
Age 31
Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Age 31
Kilkenny Castle, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland
Age 31
Ormonde, Munster, Kerry, Ireland
Age 31
Knocktopher Castle,Arklow,Wicklow,Ireland
Age 31
Kilkenny, Ireland
September 20, 1994
Age 31
March 14, 1995
Age 31