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Members of the Butler Dynasty

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List of the members of the Butler dynasty, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Butler dynasty, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Butler dynasty, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Butler dynasty has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Butler dynasty.

This list below has a variety of family members, like James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde and James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, in it.

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    James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde
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    James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, 13th Earl of Ormond, 7th Earl of Ossory, 2nd Baron Butler, KG KT was an Irish statesman and soldier. He was the third of the Kilcash branch of the family to inherit the earldom of Ormond. Like his grandfather the 1st Duke, he was raised as a Protestant, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1665-1745)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
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    James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde
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    James FitzThomas Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, 12th Earl of Ormond, 5th Earl of Ossory, 1st Marquess of Ormond, 1st Earl of Brecknock KG, PC was an Anglo-Irish statesman and soldier, known as Earl of Ormond from 1634 to 1642 and Marquess of Ormonde from 1642 to 1661. Following the failure of the senior ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1610-1688)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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    James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond

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    James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond
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    James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, KG was the son of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond. A staunch Lancastrian and supporter of Margaret of Anjou during the Wars of the Roses, he was beheaded by the victorious Yorkists following the Battle of Towton.more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1420-1461)
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    Hubert Walter

    Hubert Walter was an influential royal adviser in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries in the positions of Chief Justiciar of England, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord Chancellor. As chancellor, Walter began the keeping of the Charter Roll, a record of all charters issued by the chancery.more

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    • Age: Died at 45 (1160-1205)
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    James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond

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    James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond
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    James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond was the son of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond. He was called 'The White Earl' and esteemed for his learning. He was the patron of the Irish literary work, 'The Book of the White Earl'. His political career was marked by his bitter feud with the Talbot family.more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1393-1452)
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    Lady Margaret Butler

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    Lady Margaret Butler
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    Lady Margaret Butler was an Irish noblewoman, the daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond. She married Sir William Boleyn and through her eldest son Sir Thomas Boleyn, was the paternal grandmother of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII of England, and great-grandmother of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1454-1539)
    • Birthplace: Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
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    Joan FitzGerald, Countess of Carrick

    Joan FitzGerald, Countess of Carrick was an Irish noblewoman, and the wife of Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick, Justiciar of Ireland. She was the mother of James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond.more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1282-1320)
    • Birthplace: Fermoy, Republic of Ireland
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    Maud le Vavasour, Baroness Butler

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    Maud le Vavasour, Baroness Butler
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    Maud le Vavasour, Baroness Butler was an Anglo-Norman heiress and the wife of Fulk FitzWarin, a medieval landed gentleman who was forced to become an outlaw in the early 13th century. Part of the legend of Robin Hood might be based on him. By her first marriage to Theobald Walter, 1st Baron Butler, Maud ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1176-1226)
    • Birthplace: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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    Theobald le Botiller, 2nd Chief Butler of Ireland

    Theobald le Botiller, also known as Theobald Boteler, Theobald Butler, 2nd Baron Butler was the son of Theobald Walter, 1st Baron Butler and Maud le Vavasour. He had livery of his lands on 18 July 1222.more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1200-1230)
    • Birthplace: Arklow, Republic of Ireland
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    Thomas Butler, 6th Earl of Ossory

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    Thomas Butler, 6th Earl of Ossory
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    Vice-Admiral Thomas Butler, 6th Earl of Ossory, KG, PC, PC was an Irish politician. He was born at Kilkenny Castle, the eldest son of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde and Lady Elizabeth Preston.more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1634-1680)
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    Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran

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    Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran
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    Lieutenant-General Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran, de jure 3rd Duke of Ormonde was an Irish peer. His uncle Richard was the 1st Earl of Arran of the first creation. The titles were re-created for Charles in 1693. He was the younger son of Thomas Butler 6th Earl of Ossory and Emilia von Nassau. His ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1671-1758)
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    James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond

    James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond, was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland.more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1305-1337)
    • Birthplace: Ireland
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    John Butler, 2nd Marquess of Ormonde

    John Butler, 2nd Marquess of Ormonde, KP was an Irish politician and peer. He was the son of James Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde and Grace Louisa Staples. He married Frances Jane Paget, daughter of General Hon. Sir Edward Paget, GCB and Lady Harriet Legge, on 19 September 1843. The Marquess and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1808-1854)
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    James Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde

    James Wandesford Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde KP was an Irish nobleman and politician. He was the second son of John Butler, 17th Earl of Ormonde and Frances Susan Elizabeth Wandesford. Butler was a Member of Parliament for Kilkenny City in the Irish House of Commons in 1796 and served then for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1777-1838)
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    James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond

    James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland. He was Lord Justice of Ireland in 1359, 1364, and 1376, and a dominant political leader in Ireland in the 1360s and 1370s. The son of James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond. James was born at Kilkenny and given in ward, 1 September 1344, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1331-1382)
    • Birthplace: Ireland
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    James Butler, 3rd Marquess of Ormonde

    James Edward William Theobald Butler, 3rd Marquess of Ormonde KP PC, styled Earl of Ossory until 1854, was an Irish nobleman.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1844-1919)
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    Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran

    Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran, Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan, Viscount Tullough was an Irish peer, the fourth son of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde.more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1639-1686)
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    James Butler, 4th Marquess of Ormonde

    James Arthur Wellington Foley Butler, 4th Marquess of Ormonde was born on 23 September 1849 and died on 4 July 1943. He was the son of John Butler, 2nd Marquess of Ormonde and Frances Jane Paget. He was JP in the county of Kent and DL in the county of Kilkenny. He was the 28th Hereditary Chief Butler of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1849-1943)
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    Sir Edmund Butler of Cloughgrenan

    Sir Edmund Butler of Cloughgrenan, was the second son of James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond and Lady Joan Fitzgerald. He was a Tudor rebel and scion of the noble House of Ormond.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1534-1602)
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    Walter Butler, 11th Earl of Ormond

    Walter Butler, 11th Earl of Ormond and 4th Earl of Ossory, was an Irish peer, the son of John Butler of Kilcash and Katherine, the daughter of Cormac na Haoine MacCarthy Reagh. He inherited the earldom because his uncle Thomas had died without legitimate male issue.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1569-1632)
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