Sir Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond

Sir Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond

Male 1426 - 1515  (~ 89 years)

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  • Name Thomas Butler 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 7th Earl of Ormond 
    Born 0___ 1426  Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1515  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I47654  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2017 

    Father James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond,   b. 23 May 1393, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1452, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Joan de Beauchamp,   b. 0___ 1396, (Warwick, Warwickshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1430  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married Y  [2, 3
    Family ID F17627  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Anne Hankford,   b. 0___ 1431,   d. 0___ 1485  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
     1. Anne Butler,   b. 0___ 1455,   d. 5 Jun 1533  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Margaret Butler,   b. 0___ 1465,   d. 0___ 1537  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F17511  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lora Berkeley,   b. 0___ 1454, Beverston Castle, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1501, Kircudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 4
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F17510  Group Sheet

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    Sir Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, P.C. (1426 - 3 August, 1515)
    Sir Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, P.C. (1426 - 3 August, 1515)

    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.

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, P.C. (1426 - 3 August, 1515) was the youngest son of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond. He was attainted, but restored by Henry VII' s first Parliament in November 1485, and the statutes made at Westminster, by Edward IV, which declared him and his brothers traitors, were abrogated.

      Family

      Arms of Butler, Earl of Ormond: Gules, three covered cups or[1]

      Bench end in Monkleigh Church, Devon (parish church of Annery) showing the Ormonde knot and arms of Butler: Gules, three covered cups or,[2] both displayed on escutcheons within Gothic cusped lancet arches
      Thomas Butler was the third son of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond, by his first wife, Joan de Beauchamp (d. 3 or 5 August 1430). He had two elder brothers, James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond, and John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormond, as well as two sisters, Elizabeth Butler, who married John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, and Anne Butler (d. 4 January 1435), who was contracted to marry Thomas FitzGerald, 7th Earl of Desmond, although the marriage appears not to have taken place. [3]

      Career

      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,[4] 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 of 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.[5]

      In 1509, he was appointed Lord Chamberlain to Catherine of Aragon.[6] He held this post until 1512.

      Marriage and progeny

      He married twice:

      Firstly in 1445 to Anne Hankford (14311485), daughter and co-heiress of Sir Richard Hankford (c. 1397 1431) of Annery, Monkleigh, Devon, jure uxoris feudal baron of Bampton[7] (grandson of Sir William Hankford (c. 1350 1423), Chief Justice of the King's Bench) by his 2nd wife Anne Montagu (d.1457), a daughter of John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (c. 1350 1400).[8] By Anne Hankford he had two daughters and co-heiresses who inherited the Butler estates in England:
      Lady Anne Butler (1455-June 5, 1533), heiress through her mother of Annery,[9] who married firstly Ambrose Cressacre, esquire, by whom she had no issue, and secondly Sir James St Leger (d.1509), by whom she had two sons, Sir George St Leger, and James St Leger.[10]
      Lady Margaret Butler (14651537), who married Sir William Boleyn, by whom she had six sons and five daughters, including Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, father of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII.[11]

      Secondly in 1486 he married Lora Berkeley (14541501), widow successively of John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy (by whom she had two sons and two daughters[12][13][14][15]), and Sir Thomas Montgomery (d. 2 January 1495) of Faulkbourne, Essex, and daughter of Edward Berkeley (d. March 1506) of Beverston Castle, Gloucestershire, by his wife Christian Holt (d.1468), second daughter and coheir of Richard Holt. By his second wife Lora Berkeley, Ormond had one daughter:
      Elizabeth Butler[16] (d.1510).[citation needed]

      Death & succession

      Ormond died on 3 August 1515 and was buried in the Mercers' Chapel of the Hospital of St Thomas of Acre in the City of London.[17] As he died without male progeny the barony supposedly created in 1488 fell into abeyance. The Earldom devolved to his heir male and distant cousin Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond, 1st Earl of Ossory (1467-1539), the grandson of his first cousin Sir Edmund MacRichard Butler (1420-1464) of Polestown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, a grandson of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond (c.1359-1405) of Gowran Castle in Ireland.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10464] "William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Froday, February 24th, 20.

    2. [S10465] "Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Froday, February 24th, 201.

    3. [S10578] "James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Sunday, March 5th, 2017 by.

    4. [S10474] "John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Saturday, February 25th, 201.