Theobald Walter 1st Butler DE BOTILLER Maud DE VALOIGNES Mini tree diagram

Hervey WALTER1,2

about 1130 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1130

Born in Weeton and Preese, Fylde, Lancashire, England

before 1156

Birth of son Theobald Walter 1st Butler DE BOTILLER in West Dereham, Downham, Norfolk, England.3

after Apr 1206

Death of son Theobald Walter 1st Butler DE BOTILLER in Arklow, Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland.3


Death of Maud DE VALOIGNES



Other facts




  • Hervey Walter's son became the fist Butler of Ireland.

    Theobald Walter born before 1156 was created the first "Butler of Ireland" (about 1185) on behalf of the Norman King of England.  "De Botiler" or "De Botiller" are spellings of the word that became modern English "butler."

    Theobald Walter was also known as the Baron of Arklow, though there might not have been an official barony of Arklow established at that time.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica gives us this sumamry of Arklow:


    "Irish AN TINBHEAR MÓR, port, seaside resort and urban district on the Irish Sea coast, in County Wicklow, southeast Ireland. In 431 St. Palladius, the Christian missionary, landed at the present site of Arklow. The Vikings had a settlement there, and the town was granted by John of England in 1189 to Theobald Fitz-Walter, Lord Butler of Ireland. It was an English stronghold during the late medieval period, and there are remains of a 13th-century Dominican friary and fragments of the Butler castle. Small boats, pottery, and fertilizers are manufactured there."
    --  Encyclopaedia Britannica, Electronic, 1997, "ARKLOW"


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