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James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde

James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde (see here and here), born c.1496,
poisoned in London 1546 [NOT 1549], bur London,
his heart is bur in St.Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, effigy in SE corner is supposed to be him,
had issue:

  1. Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormonde.

  2. Edmond Butler,
    ancestor (through illegitimacy) of the Butler Baronets, of Cloughgrenan, ancestors of:

    1. Pierce Butler, born 1744,
      American Founding Father, signer of the US Constitution.
      See ancestry by Ed Mann. See also [Roberts, 2008].

  3. John Butler (and here),
    of Kilcash, Kilcash par, SE Co.Tipperary (see Kilcash Castle in [Irish Country Houses, Supplement]),
    had issue:

    1. Walter Butler, 11th Earl of Ormonde (and here), Catholic,
      mar Helen Butler [or Ellen],
      she died 1632,
      he died 1632 [think NOT 1633],
      both bur St.Canice's, Kilkenny [according to records, no visible monument],
      had issue:

      1. Thomas Butler, Viscount Thurles (and here), Catholic,
        drowned at sea 1619,
        had issue:

        1. James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, and 12th Earl of Ormonde, Protestant.

        2. Richard Butler of Kilcash, Co.Tipperary [Kilcash Castle built 1639].

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