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James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde

Effigies at St.Mary's church, Gowran, Co.Kilkenny,
supposed to be (left) the 1st Earl of Ormonde and (right) his wife Alianore de Bohun,
or possibly Edmund le Botiller and Joan Fitzgerald.
Photos 2007.
(Left) See full size and other shot.
(Right) See full size.

James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde (see here and here),
born c.1305,
mar 1327 to Alianore de Bohun [grand-dau of Edward I],
cr 1328 by (her 1st cousin) Edward III,
died 1338, bur Gowran, Co.Kilkenny,
had issue:

  1. Pernel Butler,
    mar Gilbert Talbot, 3rd Baron Talbot and had issue.

  2. James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (see here), born 1331,
    mar 1346 to Elizabeth D'Arcy,
    Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1359-61 and again (jointly) 1376-80,
    died 1382, bur Gowran, Co.Kilkenny,
    or poss. bur Knocktopher Friary, Co.Kilkenny,
    had issue:

    1. Eleanor Butler, mar Gerald Fitzgerald, 3rd Earl of Desmond and had issue.

    2. James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde,
      purchased Kilkenny Castle 1391.

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