James 1st Earl Of Ormonde BUTLER James 3rd Earl Of Ormonde BUTLER Elizabeth Anne DARCY Petronilla BUTLER Eleanor Lady DE BOHUN Mini tree diagram

James 2nd Earl Of Ormonde BUTLER2

4th Oct 13311,2 - 18th Oct 13821,2

Life History

4th Oct 1331

Born in Castle Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland.1,2

15th May 1346

Married Elizabeth Anne DARCY in Castle Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland.1


Birth of son James 3rd Earl Of Ormonde BUTLER.3

18th Oct 1382

Died in Castle Knocktopher, Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland.1,2


  • Though some sources are confused, it seems that James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde, was born in Kilkenny town, Kilkenny County, in Leinster Province.  Kilkenny town was the capital of the old Irish kingdom of Ossory.

    "Irish CILL CHAINNIGH, city, municipal borough, and seat of County Kilkenny, Ireland, on both banks of the River Nore. The ancient capital of the kingdom of Ossory, Kilkenny in Norman times had two townships: Irishtown, which had its charter from the bishops of Ossory, and Englishtown, established by William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, which was raised to the status of a city in 1609. The two were united in 1843."
    --  Encyclopaedia Britannica, Electronic, "Kilkenny," http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/317741/Kilkenny

    "Kilkenny is a popular tourist destination. In 2009 the City of Kilkenny celebrated its 400th year since the granting of city status in 1609.[4] Kilkenny's heritage is evident in the city and environs including the historic buildings such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and round tower, Rothe House, Shee Alms House, Black Abbey, St. Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny Town Hall, St. Francis Abbey, Grace's Castle, and St. John's Priory. Kilkenny is regarded for its culture with craft and design workshops, the Watergate Theatre, public gardens and museums. Annual events include Kilkenny Art Festival, the Cat Laughs comedy festival and music at the Rhythm and Roots festival and the Source concert. It is a popular base to explore the surrounding towns, villages and countryside. Controversy exists at the moment around the Kilkenny Central Access Scheme which is a road proposed to be built through the city centre."
    --  From Wikipedia,  "Kilkenny," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilkenny

    James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond

    James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond (4 October 1331 - 18 October 1382) was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland. He was Lord Justice of Ireland in 1359, 1364, and 1376.

    The son of James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond and Eleanor de Bohun, James was born at Kilkenny and given in ward, 1 September 1344, to Maurice FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Desmond, for the fine of 2306 marcs; and afterward to Sir John Darcy who married him to his daughter Elizabeth. He was usually called The Noble Earl, being a great-grandson of King Edward I of England.[1]
    --  From Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Butler,_2nd_Earl_of_Ormond


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Burnett Familiy Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-2091334720&tid=113553
  • 2. World Family Tree Vol. 4
    • Pedigree #1274
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • Hopkins-Harris, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-2129645194&tid=83341

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