Name: James Butler
Suffix: 5th E of Ormonde, E of Wiltshire
Birth: 24 NOV 1420
Death: 1 MAY 1461 in Newcastle, Northumberland
Occupation: Lord Deputy of Ireland 1451. Lord High Treasurer of England.
BATT: St Albans 22 May 1455; Northampton 1460 (escaped); Wakefield 1460; Mortimer's Cross 1461.
Change Date: 9 AUG 2008
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.
According to Hutchin?s Dorset, he [also, presumably] married Avice (dsp 35 Hen VI), dau of Sir Richard Stafford by Matilda, dau of Sir Robert, son of Sir John Lovel (and widow of John Fitzalan, 13th E of Areundel (d 1434). Doesn?t fit my FitzAlan info.
Father: James Butler b: 1392
Mother: Elizabeth or Eleanor or Joan Beauchamp b: ABT 1390
- Type: Book
Periodical: History of Dorset