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Sir Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick, 6th Chief Butler of Ireland

Sir Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick, 6th Chief Butler of Ireland

Male Abt 1270 - 1321  (~ 51 years)

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  • Name Edmund Butler 
    Title Sir 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix Earl of Carrick, 6th Chief Butler of Ireland 
    Born Abt 1270 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 1321 
    Person ID I002946  Stewart Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2013 

    Father Ancestors Theobald Butler, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland,   b. Abt 1242,   d. 26 Sep 1285  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Joan f John,   d. Abt 1303 
    Family ID F000873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Joan fitz Gerald, Countess of Carrick,   b. Abt 1282, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1320, Laraghbryan, County Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
     1. Lawrence Butler,   d. Abt 1339  [Birth]
     2. Joan Butler  [Birth]
    +3. James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde,   b. Abt 1305,   d. 6 Jan 1337  (Age ~ 32 years)
     4. John Butler,   b. Abt 1306,   d. Abt 1330  (Age ~ 24 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F000866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Career

      Edmund succeeded to his father’s lands upon the death of his elder brother Theobald, the 5th Chief Butler of Ireland, in 1299. He was created Justiciar of Ireland in 1303 with a fee of £500 per annum. In 1309 was knighted by Edward II in London. Three years later he defeated the O'Byrne and O'Toole clans in Glenmalure.
      At a great feast at Dublin on Sunday 29 of September 1313, he created 30 Knights, by patent, dated at Langley 4 January 1314.[1]
      Having distinguished himself during the Bruce campaign in Ireland alongside John de Bermingham, 1st Earl of Louth and Roger Mortimer, Edmund was granted a charter of the castle and manor of Karryk Macgryffin and Roscrea to hold to him and his heirs sub nomine et honore comitis de Karryk. The patent was dated at Lincoln 1 September that year, 1315; on that date, he was given the return of all the King's writs in the cantreds of Oreman (sic Ormond), Elyogerth (sic Eliogarty), and Elyocarroll in County Tipperary. To these was added, on 12 November 1320, all the lands of William de Carran in Finagh and Favmolin in County Waterford.[2]
      However, the charter, while creating an earldom, failed to make Edmund's heir James Earl of Carrick. James was later created Earl of Ormond (Ireland) in his own right in 1328 alongside Roger Mortimer, who was created Earl of March, and the newly created John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall), brother of King Edward III.
      Edmund went on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 1321 but died in London on 13 September 1321. He was buried at Gowran, County Kilkenny.


      By his wife Joan FitzGerald, daughter of the John FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Kildare, he had several children, the eldest of whom succeeded him as Chief Butler of Ireland but not as Earl of Carrick.
      James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond (1305–1337)
      John Butler of Clonamicklon (or Limallon) (c. 1305–1330) was the ancestor of the later creation of Viscount Ikerrin and Earl of Carrick (Ireland). By his wife Johanna, he had issue, Edmond.[3]
      Lawrence Butler (died 1339?)
      Joan Butler, who was married in 1321 to Roger Mortimer (second son of Roger, brother to Edward, Earl of March.)
      Unknown daughter who was married to Sir Thomas Dillon of Drumrany, ancestor to Viscount Dillon.[4]