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The Butlers of County Clare by Sir Henry Blackall


Appendix VI: Office of Arms, Dublin Castle


Funeral Entries[165]


Eleanor, Countess of Ormond.[166] Funeral of Eleanor, Countess of Ormond, who died 28th January, 1631, in Kilkenny Castle, 27 March 1632. Chief mourner, Countess Dowager of Ormond.[167] Her train borne by Mrs. Ellin Butler of Upper Court. Pallbearers: Mr. James Butler of Ikerrin, Mr. Edmond Butler of Mount Garrett, Sir George Hamilton and Lord Dunboyne.[168] Present. Mr. John Butler fitz. Edmond, Mr. Edmond Butler fitz Pierce, and Mr. Richard Butler of Kilcash, Mr. Butler of Poleston,[169] Mr Butler of Mayaille, Mr. Tobie Butler and Mrs. James fitz Edmond Butler of Crehanagh, Mr. Edmond Butler fitz James,[170] Mr. Pierce Butler, son of Sir Edward, Mr. Butler of Moinhere……Mr. Pierce Butler fitz Edward and Mr. James of Darilouscan,[171] Mr. James Butler of Grantstown,[172] Lady Ikerrin, old Lady Thurles, young Lady Thurles and Lady Kathren, Lady Ellen and Lady Jane, Lady Mary and Lady Eliz., Lady Eleanor and Lady Upper Ossory, Lady Ikerrin's daughter, Lady Anne's daughter-in-law. (Funeral Entries, (G.O.), Vol. p. 184).


John Butler of Srangrange. John Butler of Srangrange, Co. Tipperary gent., second son of James Butler of Grellaghmore in said County Esqr. Died at said place 19th October 1633. Buried in the Cathedral of Cashell. He married Elizabeth, dau. of Christopher Plunkett of Dunshogly, Co. Dublin, esq.,[173] by whom he had issue 6 sons and 5 daughters, viz James; Thomas, mar. Elinor dau. of Patrick Travers of Masterstown, Co. Tipp. esq.; John; Walter; Theobald; William; Jane, wife of Pierce Cantwell of Dunetrylegh, Co. Limerick; Catherine, wife of John Wealsh of Derrynehinchy, Co. Kilkenny, gent; and Mary, wife of John Butler of Knocknesegart, Co. Waterford; Ellen and Elinor still unmarried. (Funeral Entries, (G.O.), Vol. VI p. 149).


Edmond Butler of Boytonrath. Edmond Butler of Boytonrath, Co. Tipperary, Esq., eldest sonne and heire of James Butler of Grellagh in said Co., Esq., eld. sonne and heire of Piers Butler of Grellagh aforesaid, Esq., second sonne of James, sometyme Lord Baron of Dunboyne, died at Boytonrath 1st August 1637, and was buried in his ancestors’ monument in the Chancel of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick in Cashel. He married Dorothy, dau. of Kiane O'Carroll of Ballybrack in the Kings County, Esq[174] by whom he had issue 2 sonnes and 8 dau. viz James, mar. Ellice dau. of Tibbot Butler of Masterstown, Co. Tipp;[175] Pierce Butler, mar, to Johan, dau. of William St. John of St. Johnstown, Co. Tipp Esqr; Ellen, wife of John Butler, fourth son of John Butler of Ardmayle, Co. Tipp; Elinor wife of Oliver Bourke of Swiffne, Co. Tipp, son of Thos. Bourke; Margaret wife of John, son of William Butler of Keappaghcloghey, Co. Waterford, gent; Ellen now deceased wife of Thomas Travers, son of Philip Travers of Keadragh; Catherine wife of John Magrath, son of Thomas Magrath of Kilmackaugh, Co. Limerick, gent; Honora wife Thibbet second sonne of Redmond Bourke of Keappagh; Ellice wife of John Butler, fourth son of Pierce Butler of Nodestowne Co. Tipp, Esqure;[176] Elizabeth unmarried. (Funeral Entries, (G.O), Vol. VII p. 224).


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. Dames Burtchaell
Register of the Office                                     Deputy Ulster King at Arms
of Arms                                                            of All Ireland


Appendix V:
Survey of Ireland, 1574


Appendix VII: Acts of
Settlement & Explanation