Edmund BUTLER James 2nd Earl Of Ormonde BUTLER Petronilla BUTLER Eleanor Lady DE BOHUN Joan FITZTHOMAS Mini tree diagram

James 1st Earl Of Ormonde BUTLER4,5

also known as James BUTLER2

13042 - 6th Jan 13384

Chief Butler to Edward I

Life History


Born in Castle Arklow, Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland.1

(most likely)

about 1305


(less likely)

17th Oct 1326

Married Eleanor Lady DE BOHUN in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.9,1,3

4th Oct 1331

Birth of son James 2nd Earl Of Ormonde BUTLER in Castle Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland.1,6


Birth of daughter Petronilla BUTLER in Ormonde, Kerry (Kintyre), Ireland.7,8

6th Jan 1338

Died in Gowran, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland.2,3

(most likely)

about 1340


(less likely)


  • This line of Butlers are associated with Ireland.  There were Butlersfrom the same Norman lineage in England and Scotland.  The Butlers inmy genealogy, related to the McSwains in Arkansas, descend from theScottish Butlers.  The name was spelled in medieval items in variousways: Botiler and Bottiler were two common forms.

    The Irish Butlers were allied and intermarried with the DeBurghfamily, who also have some mixed associations with the Scottish royalfamily.  The Anglo (Norman)-Irish Earl of Ulster, Richard De Burgh,2nd Earl, who had deposed Brian  O'Neil, the native Irish King ofUlster.  Elizabeth DeBurgh, daughter of Richard De Burgh, was marriedto Robert the Bruce (De Bruis), though the Bruce was a valiantopponent of Edward I ("Longshanks") Plantagenet, Norman King ofEngland.

    Robert Bruce's diplomatic opposition to Longshanks burst in to anoutright war for independence when he became King Robert I of Scotlandfrom 1304 (till his death in 1329).  This pitted him politicallyagainst his father-in-law, a loyal partisan of his benefactor KingEdward Longshanks.  Meanwhile his brother Edward De Bruce became Kingof Ireland at the request of anti-Norman Irish lords opposed to theNorman oppression of Edward I in the early 1300s.


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