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James Butler KG PC (1665 - 1745)

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James "2nd Duke of Ormonde" Butler KG PC
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Categories: Knights Companion of the Garter | Privy Counsellors of Ireland | Privy Counsellors of England | Jacobites | Lords Lieutenant of Ireland.


British Aristocracy
James Butler KG PC was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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He m. (1) on 20 Jul 1682 Lady Anne Hyde (d. 25 Jan 1684/5), 1st dau. of Laurence [Hyde], 1st Earl of Rochester, by his wife Lady Henrietta Boyle, 4th dau. of Richard [Boyle], 2nd Earl of Cork and 1st Earl of Burlington and (2) 3 Aug 1685 Lady Mary Somerset, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Anne 1702-14 (b. c. 1665; d. 19 Nov 1733), 2nd but 1st surv. dau. of Henry [Somerset], 1st Duke of Beaufort, by his wife Hon Mary Seymour, widow of Lord Henry Seymour, styled Lord Beauchamp, and 1st dau. of Arthur [Capell], 1st Baron Capell

Children of James Butler and Mary Somerset:

  1. Lord Thomas Butler, styled Earl of Ossory (b. 24 Sep 1686; dvp. 26 Feb 1688/9)
  2. Lady Elizabeth Butler (d. 20 Apr 1750), claimant to the Scottish Lordship of Dingwall and the English Barony of Butler of Moore Park
  3. Lady Mary Butler (b. c.1681; dspvp. 2 Jan 1712/3), mar. 21 Oct 1710 as his first wife John [Ashburnham], 1st Earl of Ashburnham

Names and Titles

  • 7th Earl of Ossory [I} and 2nd Baron Butler [E], 30 July 1680
  • 2nd Duke of Ormonde [I} and 13th Earl of Ormond [I], 21 July 1688
  • Knight of the Order of the Garter, 28 September 1688
  • Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1703


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