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  • ID: I08981
  • Name: James BUTLER , 2nd Earl of Ormond 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 OCT 1331 in Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland 1 3
  • Death: 18 OCT 1382 in Knocktopher Castle, Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland 4 5
  • Note:
    James Butler, b. Kilkenny 4 Oct 1331, d. 18 Oct or 6 Nov 1382, 2nd Earl of Ormond; m. Elizabeth Darcy, d. 24 Mar 1389/90, daughter of Sir John Darcy of Knayth. [Magna Charta Sureties]

    Note: by "Kilkenny" MCS must mean Kilkenny County because the Butler family did not purchase Kilkenny Castle until 1391-1393.

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    BUTLER FAMILY HISTORY

    He [James, 1st Earl of Ormond] was succeeded by his seven-year-old son, James, whom the Irish called "The Chaste", which was certainly a distinctive epithet where the Earls of Ormond were concerned. He was also called "The Noble Earl" because he was the grand-grandson of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. In the Ormonde MSS is an interesting charter of 1341, where Edward III calls him "Dilectus consanguineas et fidelis noster Jacobus Comes d'Ormond et de Carrick", which suggests that even at that period his grandfather had been regarded as hereditary Earl of Carrick. The 2nd Earl of Ormond spent most of his life in Ireland where the considerable estates he had inherited were augmented by grants for his good services. He was several times governor of Ireland, although he refused the post in 1381. Despite a stammer, he successfully proposed marriage to the daughter of his guardian, Lord Darcy. In 1382, the Earl died at Knocktopher aged 51, and, like his father, was buried in Gowran, not as sometimes stated at Kilkenny. [Butler Family History]




    Father: James BUTLER , 1st Earl of Ormond b: ABT 1305 in Knocktopher Castle, Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
    Mother: Eleanor de BOHUN b: BEF 17 OCT 1305 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England

    Marriage 1 Anne (Elizabeth) DARCY b: ABT 1330 in Knaith, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
    • Married: 15 MAY 1346 in Ireland
    Children
    1. Has Children Eleanor (Alianore) BUTLER b: ABT 1350 in Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland
    2. Has Children James BUTLER , 3rd Earl of Ormond b: AFT 1361 in Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 7-31
    2. Title: Butler Family History, 7th Edition 1991, by Lord Dunboyne, Kilkenny Castle Book Shop
      Page: 10-11
    3. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 24-7
    4. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 7-31
      Text: 1382
    5. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 24-7
      Text: 18 Oct or 6 Nov 1382
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