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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.

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James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormo... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Members of the Butler Dynasty
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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)

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James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Members of the Butler Dynasty
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1610-1688)

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James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond


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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Members of the Butler Dynasty
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 45 (1160-1205)

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James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Members of the Butler Dynasty
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James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond


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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Members of the Butler Dynasty
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Lady Margaret Butler


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 ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1454-1539)

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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)

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Maud le Vavasour, Baroness But... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Members of the Butler Dynasty
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Maud le Vavasour, Baroness Butler


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, ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1176-1226)

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