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  • ID: I4095
  • Name: James Butler
  • Suffix: 5th E of Ormonde, E of Wiltshire
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 NOV 1420
  • Death: 1 MAY 1461 in Newcastle, Northumberland
  • Occupation: Lord Deputy of Ireland 1451. Lord High Treasurer of England.
  • Cause: Beheaded
  • BATT: St Albans 22 May 1455; Northampton 1460 (escaped); Wakefield 1460; Mortimer's Cross 1461.
  • Note: 1

    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.
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    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.
  • _UID: B104C191621B4838AA0801E2550AE98D6E89
  • Change Date: 9 AUG 2008



    Father: James Butler b: 1392
    Mother: Elizabeth or Eleanor or Joan Beauchamp b: ABT 1390

    Marriage 1 Eleanor Beaufort
    • Married:

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: History of Dorset
      Author: Hutchins
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