He may have come of age on 18 Mar 1325/1326 as there was an Order of 28 Feb, 1 Edw I [1326/1327] to deliver to James le Botiller, son and heir of Edmund le Botiller of Ireland, the issues of his father’s lands from 02 Dec, 19 Edw II  when the king took his homage for his father’s lands. However, the issues from 02 Dec, 19 Edw II until 18 March following were to be detained from him as he had entered the lands in Ireland by pretext [suggesting that James had not achieved his majority by 02 Dec 1325 but had done so by 18 Mar 1325/1326.]
On 15 Oct 1327 a pardon was granted to Thomas le Botiller of 200 l. for arrears of the farms of lands in Ireland .. as well of the inheritance of James le Botiller, lately a minor.
James married in 1327 or 1328 Eleanor de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, Knt., Earl of Hereford and Essex, by Elizabeth, daughter of Edward I of England. 21 Nov 1328: "Pardon and acquittance to James le Botiller, earl of Ormound, the king’s kinsman, who married Eleanor de Bohoun, the king’s kinswoman, with his consent, of the arrears of the fine of 2,000 marks, made by him with the late king for the marriage".
Richardson stated that Sir James Le Boteler, 1st Earl of Ormond, died on 6 January 1337/8 and was buried at Gowran (the chief seat of the family before the purchase of Kilkenny Castle), while Verity stated that he died on 16 Feb 1337/1338.
Following his father's death in 1321, the only hereditary title James succeeded to was that of Chief Butler of Ireland. He was the 7th Chief Butler, inheriting the title from his ancestor Theobald Fitzwalter, or Theobald Butler, whose descendants adopted the surname Butler. The hereditary office of butler of Ireland was one of particular fealty to the English Crown, whereby Theobald and his successors were to attend the Kings of England at their coronation. [Theobald Walter was the 1st Chief Butler of Ireland, and was also The Chief Butler of England which was an office of Grand Sergeanty associated with the feudal Manor of Kenninghall in Norfolk. The office requires service to be provided to the Monarch at the Coronation, in this case the service of Pincera Regis, or Chief Butler at the Coronation banquet. Wikipedia : Chief Butler of England].
Although his father had been granted the lands of the earldom of Carrick, it appears that his father was not formally granted the title of Earl of Carrick. There is no evidence that James used the title Earl of Carrick.
The Inquisition of James le Botiller, Earl of Ormond, followed Writs of 18 February and 20 March, 12 Edward III. [1337/1338] "James his son, aged 7 years on the feast of All Saints, 11 Edward III, is his next heir." The Inquisition also referred to his wife Eleanor.
There is a monument to James Ist Earl of Ormonde and his wife in the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Gowran, County Kilkenny: "Two uninscribed effigial monuments in low relief, attired in the costume of the fourteenth century, occupy early English niches in the north side aisle. Male figure occupies western niche, and both face towards the east".
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