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Thomas Butler

Male - 1515


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  • Name Thomas Butler  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1515  [2, 3
    Buried Mercer's Chapel, Cheapside, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I16812  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2021 

    Father James le Boteler,   b. 1392,   d. 22 Aug 1452, Ardee, Louth, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Joan Beauchamp,   d. 3 Aug 1430 
    Married Bef 29 Aug 1413  [2
    Family ID F8471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Hankford,   b. Abt 1431,   d. 13 Nov 1485  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Bef 11 Jul 1445  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Butler,   d. Bef 20 Mar 1540
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F10286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 7th Earl of Ormond. Also called Thomas Ormond. Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, 1486-1502. Chief Butler of Ireland. Privy councillor, 1504. He fought at the battle of Tewksbury in 1471.

      From Wikipedia (accessed 30 Dec 2021):

      Thomas Butler, as an Irish peer, should only have sat in the Irish Parliament. However, as a personal friend of Henry VII he was summoned to the English Parliament in November 1488 as "Thomas Ormond de Rochford chevaler". At this time he was already 8th Earl of Carrick and 7th Earl of Ormond, having succeeded his elder brothers James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond and John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormond, neither of whom left legitimate issue.

      He was afterwards sworn [into] the Privy Council of England.

      He was known as the Wool Earl, due to his enormous wealth. Besides being in the possession of major lands in the Irish counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary, he owned 72 manors in England, making him one of the richest subjects in the realm.

      In 1509, he was appointed Lord Chamberlain to Catherine of Aragon. He held this post until 1512.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4342] Norfolk Families by Walter Rye. Two volumes, 1911-13.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    3. [S50] Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Second edition, 2011.