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Edmund Butler

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Leinster, Ireland
Death: November 24, 1602 (36-44)
St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Butler, 1st Viscount Mountgarret and Eleanor Butler (Butler)
Husband of Grizel Butler (Fitzpatrick), Viscountess Mountgarret
Father of Helena Butler, Countess of Ormond; Hon. Ann Butler; Richard Butler, 3rd Viscount Mountgarret; Margaret Butler and Eleanor Butler
Brother of Ellice Butler and Eleanor Butler

Occupation: 2nd Viscount Mountgarret
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About Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret

Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret

Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret (c. 1562 – 1602), was the son of Richard Butler, 1st Viscount Mountgarret and Eleanor Butler.[1] He married Grany, Grania, or Grizzel FitzPatrick, daughter of Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 1st Baron Upper Ossory.[2][3]

Among their children were:

  • Richard Butler, 3rd Viscount Mountgarret (1578 - 1651) [1]
  • Helen Butler, who married her second cousin, Walter Butler, 11th Earl of Ormond
  • Anne Butler, who married Edward Butler, 1st Viscount Galmoye [4]
  • Margaret Butler, who married Oliver Grace of Carney, County Tipperary [5]

His sister Eleanor married Thomas Butler, 4th Baron Cahir.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Butler,_2nd_Viscount_Mountgarret


  • Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret1
  • M, #33183, d. 24 November 1602
  • Last Edited=8 Feb 2015
  • Consanguinity Index=1.58%
  • Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret was the son of Richard Butler, 1st Viscount Mountgarret and Ellen Butler.1 He married Grizel FitzPatrick, daughter of Barnaby FitzPatrick, 1st Baron of Upper Ossory and Elizabeth O'Connor.1 He died on 24 November 1602.
  • He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Mountgarret, co. Wexford [I., 1550] on 20 December 1571.1 He held the office of Sheriff of County Kilkenny in 1576.1
  • Children of Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret and Grizel FitzPatrick
    • Hon. Helen Butler+2 d. 28 Jan 1631/32
    • Hon. Eleanor Butler+3
    • Hon. Anne Butler+4
    • Hon. Mary Butler+5
    • Hon. James Butler+1
    • Hon. Edward Butler5
    • Hon. Thomas Butler5
    • Hon. Theobald Butler+5
    • General Hon. John Butler1
    • Hon. Gilbert Butler5
    • Hon. Piers Butler5
    • Hon. Ellen Butler+5
    • Hon. Margaret Butler5
    • Hon. Joan Butler5
    • Hon. Ellice Butler5
    • Richard Butler, 3rd Viscount Mountgarret+1 b. c 1578, d. 1651
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2811. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 256. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • [S47] BIFR1976 page 651. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  • [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p3319.htm#i33183


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 08
  • Butler, Richard (1578-1651) by Thomas Finlayson Henderson
  • BUTLER, RICHARD, third Viscount Mountgarret (1578–1651), was the son of Edmund, second viscount Mountgarret, and Grany or Grizzel, daughter of Barnaby, first lord of Upper Ossory, and was born in 1578. His first wife was Margaret, eldest daughter of Hugh O'Neill, earl of Tyrone, and having joined in his father-in-law's rebellion, he specially distinguished himself by his defence of the castles of Ballyragget and Cullihill. His estates were nevertheless confirmed to him on the death of his father in 1605, and he sat in the parliaments of 1613, 1615, and 1634. At the rebellion of 1641 he was appointed joint governor of Kilkenny with the Earl of Ormonde, but being alarmed by designs said to have been formed against the lords of the Pale, he, after writing an explanatory letter to the Earl of Ormonde, took possession of Kilkenny in the name of the confederates. He then detached parties to secure other adjacent towns, which was done with such success that in the space of a week all the fortresses in the counties of Kilkenny, Waterford, and Tipperary were in their power. After this he was chosen general of the confederates; but the county of Cork having insisted on choosing a general of its own, his forces were thereby considerably weakened, and he was defeated by the Earl of Ormonde at Kilrush, near Athy, on 10 April 1642; but, returning to Kilkenny, he was chosen president of the supreme council formed there in the following summer. In 1643 he was at the battle of Ross, fought by General Preston against the Marquis of Ormonde, and he took part in the capture of various fortresses. He died in 1651, but was excepted, though dead, from pardon for life or estate by the crown in the act of parliament for the settlement of Ireland passed on 12 Aug. 1652. He was buried in the chancel of St. Canice's cathedral, Kilkenny, under a monument with a eulogistic Latin inscription. By his first wife, Margaret, eldest daughter of Hugh O'Neill, earl of Tyrone, he had three sons and six daughters, of whom Edmund became fourth viscount. He was again twice married: to Thomasine (afterwards named Elizabeth), daughter of Sir William Andrews of Newport, and to Margaret, daughter of Richard Branthwaite, serjeant-at-law, and widow of Sir Thomas Spencer of Yarnton, Oxfordshire, but by neither of these marriages had he any issue.
  • [Lodge's Peerage of Ireland, iv. 49–66; State Papers, Irish Series; Carew State Papers; Cox's History of Ireland; Carte's Life of the Duke of Ormonde.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Butler,_Richard_(1578-1651)_(DNB00)



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Age 13
Kilkenny, Ireland
Age 16
November 24, 1602
Age 40
Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland