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Appendix VI: Office of Arms, Dublin Castle
1721 Jordan Butler. Jordan Butler, son of Sir Toby Butler, Councill at Law. He was interred at St. James' Church, Dublin, March the 2nd, 1721 22, with scocheons for Hersse, Horses and Body. (Funeral Entries, (G.O.), Vol.XVII p.249).
Registration of Arms of Theobald Blake Butler
To All and Singular as well as Noblemen as Gentlemen and others to whom these presents shall come, I, George Dames Burtchaell, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Counsel learned in the law, Athlone Pursuivant of Arms of all Ireland and of the Illustrious Order of St. Patrick, Deputy Ulster King at Arms and Principal Herald of All Ireland send due salutations and greetings.
Whereas applications hath been made unto me by Theobald Blake Butler Esq., setting forth that he is the eldest son of Theobald Fitz Walter Butler late of Infield, Barrow in Furness, in the County of Lancaster, son of James Blake Butler of Glenwilliam in the County of Clare, eldest son of Henry Butler of Millbrook in the same County, eldest surviving son and heir of James Butler of Millbrook and previously of Doon in the same County, son and heir of James Butler of Doon, son and heir of James Butler of Doon, son and heir of James Butler of Sranagalloon in the said Co. of Clare and of Boytonrath in the Co. of Tipperary, second son but eventually heir of James Butler of Boytonrath aforesaid, son and heir of Edmond Butler of Boytonrath, son and heir of James Butler of Grallagh in the said Co. of Tipperary, son and heir of Peter Butler of Grallagh Esq., who was second son of James Butler, Baron of Dunboyne in the Co. of Meath, descended from Sir Thomas Butler and Sinolda his wife, dau. and heir of William Petit, Baron of Dunboyne aforesaid, all of which appears from the pedigrees of his family registered in my Office; and that he is desirous that the armorial Ensigns to which he is entitled by descent from his said ancestors may be duly certified and confirmed and likewise registered and recorded in the Office of Ulster King at Arms in Ireland to the end that the Officers of Arms there and all others upon occasion may take full notice and have knowledge thereof.
Know Ye, therefore that I the said Deputy Ulster King of Arms having taken the said application into consideration and having examined the records of my Office, do hereby Certify and Declare that the Armorial Ensigns in the margin more clearly depicted that is to say:- Quarterly, First, Or, a Chief indented azure and three escallops in bend countercharge (for Butler of Dunboyne); Second, three covered cups or (for the Butler of Ireland); Third, or, a fes sable (for Petit); Fourth, or, a chief indented azure, on a bend over all gules, three escallops of the first (for Butler of Dunboyne, ancient); the Arms charged with a crescent for cadency. For Crest, on a wreath of the Colours, a Falcon with his wings expanded issuing out of a plume of five ostrich feathers argent, and for Motto Comme je trouve, do of a right belong and appertain unto the said Theobald Blake Butler and his descendants and all other descendants of his ancestor, the said Peter Butler of Grallagh in the County of Tipperary, Esq., for ever, the same to bear, use, show, set forth and advance in shields or banner or otherwise, observing and using their due differences according to the Laws of Arms and without the let, hindrance or molestation, interruption, controllment or challenge of any manner of person or persons whatsoever.
In Witness whereof I subscribe these Presents with My name and Title and affix thereunto the Seal of Office this 26th day of November in the 10th year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord King George V., by the Grace of God in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of Our Lord 1919.
Entered in the Register of Ulster's Office in Grants & Confirmations vol. "L" folio 84.
Thos. U. Sadlier Geo.