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James Butler, of Waterville House


Letter of 24 Nov 1831 to "Master James Butler" at Dr. Bell's school, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary (Clonmel Grammar School).
From Maurice O'Connell, Caherciveen, Co.Kerry.
This must be James Butler of Waterville (born 1820). There are lots of Butlers to send their boys to boarding school in Co.Tipperary, but Butler of Waterville are linked to the Caherciveen area. And they are closely related to the Blennerhassett Baronets, whose letters are found in this collection.

James Butler,
born 1820,
of Waterville House, Co.Kerry.
He mar 1847 to Anne Margaret Davis.
His father died 1863.
He died 1887.
Memorial to him in Waterville village.
He had issue:

  1. Belinda Beatty Butler.
    She mar 1875 to Rev. William Spotswood Green.
    He was a naturalist and explorer.
    In 1882 he nearly made the first successful climb of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain.
    He named Linda Glacier at Mount Cook after his wife.
    "Belinda" of course goes back to Yielding.

  2. James Edward Butler,
    of Waterville House,
    born 1856.
    See family listed at Waterville in 1901 census.
    He died 1905.
    He had issue:

    1. James Whitwell Butler,
      born 1897.

Memorial to James Butler (died 1887). Waterville village.
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BUTLER of Waterville in [Burkes Irish, 1912].

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