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James Butler 3rd Earl of Ormonde [13578]
(Abt 1359-1405)
Anne Welles Countess Ormonde [13795]
William de Beauchamp Lord Abergavenny [14588]
(Aft 1344-1419)
Joan FitzAlan [14589]
James Butler 4th Earl of Ormonde [13577]
Joan (Elizabeth) Beauchamp [18139]

James of Wiltshire Butler Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde [18141]


Family Links

1. Avice Stafford [18142]
2. Eleanor Beaufort [17352]

James of Wiltshire Butler Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde [18141] 24,25

  • Born: 24 Nov 1420
  • Marriage (1): Avice Stafford [18142] before 4 Jul 1428
  • Marriage (2): Eleanor Beaufort [17352] in Apr 1458 in Woodsford, Dorset
  • Died: 1 May 1461, Newcastle at age 40

bullet   Cause of his death was executed.


bullet  General Notes:

Knight of the Garter

Fifth Earl of Ormonde. Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1453. Supported the Lancastrian cause, he spent most of his life in England where Henry VI created him Earl of Wiltshire, a Knight of the Garter and Lord Treasurer. Butler fought for Henry VI against Richard, 3rd duke of York at St Albans on 22 May 1455; escaped from the battle of Northampton on 10 Jul 1460; and fought at Wakefield (Dec 1460); Mortimer's Cross (3 Feb 1461). He was beheaded by the victorious Yorkists at Newcastle-onTyne in 1461, and his head was set upon London Bridge for all to see. As a traitor, his estates, including Ashby De la Zouch Castle, reverted to the Crown.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Acceded: Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde, 1452. Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde 1452-1461


James married Avice Stafford [18142] [MRIN: 8644], daughter of Sir Richard of Southwick Stafford [18143] and Maud Lovell [18144], before 4 Jul 1428. (Avice Stafford [18142] was born on 4 Dec 1423 in Woodsford, Dorset and died on 3 Jun 1457.)


James next married Eleanor Beaufort [17352] [MRIN: 8646], daughter of Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke of Somerset [3934] and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset [14430], in Apr 1458 in Woodsford, Dorset. (Eleanor Beaufort [17352] died on 16 Aug 1501.)

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