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  • ID: I23607
  • Name: James BUTLER , 5th Earl of Ormond & Wiltshire 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1420 in Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland 2 3
  • Death: 1 MAY 1461 in Beheaded after Yorkist victory at Towton, Yorkshire, England (dsp) 6 3
  • Note:
    James Butler, b. c 1420, beheaded 1 May 1461, Earl of Ormond and Wiltshire. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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    BUTLER FAMILY HISTORY

    The eldest of them, the 5th Earl, was a prominent Lancastrian. Though governor of Ireland for several periods, he spent most of his life in England where Henry VI created him Earl of Wiltshire, a Knight of the Garter and Lord Treasurer. Inevitably he partook in the dreary battles which later came to be known as the Wars of the Roses--St Alban's, Wakefield, Mortimer's Cross and, bloodiest of all, Towton. After the Yorkist triumph at Towton, he was executed, aged about 40, and his head was set upon London Bridge for all to see. Moreover, he and his brothers were attainted. So the fortunes of the family were at a low ebb when Edward IV came to the throne. [Butler Family History]




    Father: James BUTLER , 4th "The White" Earl of Ormond b: ABT 1392 in Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
    Mother: Joan BEAUCHAMP b: ABT 1396 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

    Marriage 1 Avice STAFFORD b: 4 DEC 1423 in Woodsford, Dorchester, Dorset, England
    • Married: BEF 4 JUL 1438 in 1st wife 5

    Marriage 2 Eleanor BEAUFORT , Countess of Wiltshire b: ABT 1440 in London, Middlesex, England
    • Married: AFT 1457 in 1st husband 2nd wife 2 3

    Sources:
    1. Title: Butler Family History, 7th Edition 1991, by Lord Dunboyne, Kilkenny Castle Book Shop
      Page: 12
    2. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 1-34
    3. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 80-11
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:361-2 note (h)
      Text: husband of Avice Stafford
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: X:126-9
    6. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 1-34
      Text: c 1461
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