Butler, Earl of Ormond
Originally spelled "Earl of Ormond".
The Baronies are "Ormond"
and Ormond Lower
The spelling "Ormonde" for the Butler title came in in the 17th century
- Sources yet to be consulted:
in [Complete Peerage]
Walter (Butler), Theobald
Butler (le Botiller, fitz Walter, Pincerna, Walter), Theobald
Butler (le Botiller, Pincerna), Theobald
Butler (le Botiller), Theobald
- Journal of The Butler Society,
- The Dukes of Ormonde, 1610-1745,
ed. Toby Barnard and Jane Fenlon, 2000.
- Ormond/Ormonde Papers, [NLI].
The Butler arms above the gate of
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Theobald Walter, 1st Chief Butler of Ireland
also Theobald FitzWalter, or Theobald Walter le Boteler, or Theobald Butler,
involved in the Irish invasion and campaign by
he was created the first Chief Butler of Ireland
family took their surname from this,
was granted Baggotrath
granted the Stein River lands in Dublin,
around what is now Trinity College Dublin
founded Abbey of Owney, Abington
died February 4, 1206, at Arklow Castle, Arklow
bur Abbey of Owney, Abington, Co.Limerick,
Theobald le Botiller, 2nd Chief Butler of Ireland,
Theobald Butler, born January 1200,
mar 1stly, 1222, to Joan du Marais [or de Marisco,
daughter of Geoffrey du Marais],
she died 1225,
died July 19, 1230, in Poitou, France,
bur Arklow Abbey, Arklow, Co.Wicklow,
had issue by 1st wife:
Theobald Butler, 3rd Chief Butler of Ireland,
born 1224 [age 6 when father died],
mar Margery de Burgh,
Justiciar of Ireland (chief governor) 1247,
died December 26, 1248, bur Arklow Abbey,
Theobald Butler, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland,
mar Joan fitzJohn
[descendant of Charlemagne],
died 26 September 1285, Arklow Castle,
bur Arklow Abbey,
Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick,
6th Chief Butler of Ireland,
- Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Dunboyne,
- James Butler, 2nd/12th Baron Dunboyne.
Descendant through Butler
of Edward I.
He mar 2ndly to Margaret O'Brien
[dau of Connor O'Brien, 3rd Earl of Thomond].
descendant of the Kings of Thomond
and the Kings of Munster
and Brian Boru
and Edward I.
died Feb 1625 (new style).
He had issue by 2nd wife:
- Theobald Butler, born 1610.
- Theobald Butler,
of Priestown, Co.Meath,
mar 2ndly, 1722, to Mary Whitwell and
- Whitwell Butler, born 1743,
of Waterville, Co.Kerry.
Nenagh Castle, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary.
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(also called Ormonde Castle)
and Arklow Abbey,
Seat and burial place of the Butlers.
Arklow Castle, Arklow, Co.Wicklow, on
1887 to 1913 map
Arklow Castle today.
From street view.
Abbey Lane and old graveyard, Arklow, on
1887 to 1913 map.
This is the site of the vanished Arklow Abbey.
See modern street view
of entrance to Abbey Lane.