Butler (No. 3.) family genealogy

Lords of Dunboyne[1]

Arms: Or, a chief indented az. three escallops in bend counterchanged. Crest: Out of a ducal coronet or, a plume of five ostrich feathers, therefrom issuant a demi falcon rising ar. Supporters: Dexter, a lion guard. ar.; sinister, a horse sa. mane, tail, and hoofs or. Motto: Timor Domini fons vitae.

Edmund Butler, Lord Dunboyne, married and had three sons—1. James, 2. John, 3. Perce (or Peter).

  1. James, of whom presently.
  2. John (d. 1612), whom, and had:
    1. Thomas (d. 28th Jan., 1640), who mar. Ellane —, and had: I. Edward, his heir.
  3. Perce (or Peter): third son of Edmund.

2. James, Lord Dunboyne: eldest son of Edmund; d. 18th Feb., 1624. He was twice mar.: his first wife was —, by whom he had:

  1. John, of whom presently.

The second wife of James, Lord Dunboyne, was Mary O’Brien (died 20th Feb., 1636), by whom he had:

  1. James (d. 1619), who had:
    1. Thomas, his heir, who mar. Ellice Fitzpatrick, and who, dying 26th April, 1637, left a son: I. James, aged 5 years, in 1637.

3. John: son of James by his first marriage; m. and had:

4. Lord Edmund Butler, who was of man’s age in 1624.

5. John: second son of Edmund.

6. Thomas: son of John.


[1] Dunboyne: Pierce Butler, the fifth Lord of Dunboyne, was attainted for his loyalty to King James II., and died A.D. 1689. His son, Captain James Butler, of Purcell’s Horse, thereupon became sixth Lord Dunboyne. He served with his Regiment through the War of the Revolution; and, being comprised within the Articles of Limerick, was restored to his estates and honours. He married, in Nov., 1686, Elizabeth, dau. of Sir R. Everard, of Fethard, co. Tipperary, and died about the year 1701; leaving two sons who successively became lords. His eldest son was Pierce, seventh Lord Dunboyne, who died in 1718 without issue, and was succeeded by his brother Edmond, eighth Lord of Dunboyne, who was succeeded by his eldest son James, the ninth Lord, who died young and unmarried, at Charing Cross, London, and was succeeded by Pierce, then an outlawed Papist Officer in the French Army, as tenth Lord. He returned to Ireland, became a Protestant, and died in 1785. He was succeeded by his only son, who was the eleventh Lord, who died the year after his accession, whereupon his uncle, who was the Catholic Bishop of Cork, became the twelfth Lord. He applied to Rome for leave to resign his vows and to marry. Being refused both, he apostatized, and married Elizabeth ——, but had no child; and before his death returned to the Catholic Faith. He rests in Fethard Church, co. Tipperary.