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Jamesle Boteler

Male 1359 - 1405  (46 years)


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  • Name Jamesle Boteler  [1
    Born 1359 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 8985 
    Died 7 Sep 1405 
    Person ID I8985  FelsingFam
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 

    Father Jamesle Boteler,   b. 4 Oct 1331,   d. 18 Oct 1382  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Darcy,   b. 3 Apr 1332,   d. 24 Mar 1390  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Welles,   b. 1360,   d. 13 Nov 1397  (Age 37 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Jamesle Boteler,   b. 23 May 1393,   d. 23 Aug 1452  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F6701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond (c. 1359 - 7 September 1405), was a noble in the Peerage of Ireland. He acceded to the title in 1382 and built Gowran Castle three years later in 1385 close to the centre of Gowran, making it his usual residence, whence his common epithet, The Earl of Gowran. James died in Gowran Castle in 1405 and is buried in St. Mary's Collegiate Church Gowran together with his father James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond, his grandfather James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond and his great great grandfather Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick and 6th Chief Butler of Ireland.[1] James the 2nd Earl was usually called The Noble Earl, being a great-grandson, through his mother, Eleanor de Bohun, of King Edward I of England.

      Career
      In 1391 he purchased Kilkenny Castle from the Despencer family.[2][3] He also built the castle of Dunfert (also called Danefort) and in 1386 founded a Friary of minorities at Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.[4]

      In 1384 he was deputy to Sir Philip Courtenay, the then Lieutenant of Ireland, who was the nephew of the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Courtenay. The two men for a time were united in opposition to Robert Wikeford, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, who resented the Butler dynasty's power and influence. Butler's title was Governor of Ireland. A rift occurred between them over the disagreement between the Archbishop of Canterbury and Richard II with Butler taking the side of the latter. Insurrection followed which prompted Richard II to an expedition under the banner of his close friend Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland to quell it. This enterprise was led by Sir John Stanley who was accompanied by Bishop Alexander de Balscot of Meath and Sir Robert Crull.[5] Butler joined them upon their arrival in Ireland. The result of its success was Stanley's appointment as Lieutenant of Ireland, Bishop Alexander as chancellor, Crull as treasurer, and Butler again as governor.[6] On 25 July 1392, he was appointed Lord Justice of Ireland as he was again in 1401. On the departure of Sir Stephen Scrope to England on 26 October 1404, by commission, dated at Carlow, 12 February 1388-9, he was appointed keeper of the peace and governor of counties Kilkenny and Tipperary. He was vested with full power to treat with, to execute, to protect, and to give safe conduct to any rebels, etc. In 1397 he assisted Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, the Lord Lieutenant, against O Brien, and in 1390 took prisoner Teige O Carrol, Prince of Elye.

      Marriage and Children
      Some time before 17 June 1386, he married Anne Welles, the daughter of John de Welles, 4th Baron Welles by his spouse Maud (née de Roos). Anne Welles died on 13 November 1397, around the age of 37. They had five children:

      James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond (1392-1452), married firstly Joan de Beauchamp, daughter of William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and Lady Joan FitzAlan, and had issue. He married secondly, Lady Joan, widow of Jenico Grey, and daughter and heiress of Gerald FitzGerald, 5th Earl of Kildare, but had no children.
      Sir Richard Butler of Polestown, county Kilkenny, (born c.1396). His godfather was King Richard II of England. He married Catherine, daughter of Gildas O'Reilly of Cavar, Lord of East Breffny, and had issue.
      Anne Butler, married John Wogan, and had issue.
      Sir Philip Butler, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Cockayne, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by his wife Ida de Grey, and had issue. Ancestor of Barons Boteler of Brantfield.[7][8][9]
      Sir Ralph Butler, married Margaret de Berwick, and had issue.
      In 1399 the Earl married Katherine FitzGerald of Desmond. They had four children:

      James "Gallda" Butler,
      Edmund Butler
      Gerald Butler
      Theobald Butler
      By an unknown mistress he had at least one illegitimate son, Thomas Le Boteller (died 1420) aka Thomas Bacach (the lame). Thomas joined the order of Knights Hospitaller. He was Lord Deputy of Ireland and Prior of Kilmainham. He was a distinguished soldier who led an Irish force of 700 men at the Siege of Rouen in 1419.

  • Sources 
    1. [S803] Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families Vol 1, Douglas Richardson, (Date: 2011;).