Person:James Butler (125)

James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde
b.29 Apr 1665
d.16 Nov 1745
  1. Lady Elizabeth Butler1660 - 1717
  2. James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde1665 - 1745
  3. Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran1671 - 1758
  4. Lady Henrietta Butler - 1724
  • HJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde1665 - 1745
  1. Lady Mary Butler1690 - 1712/13
Facts and Events
Name James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde
Alt Name[2] Comerfort
Alt Name[2] Comersfort
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Apr 1665
Death[1] 16 Nov 1745
Reference Number? Q610327?

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James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, 13th Earl of Ormond, 7th Earl of Ossory, 2nd Baron Butler, (29 April 1665 – 16 November 1745) was an Irish statesman and soldier. He was the third of the Kilcash branch of the family to inherit the earldom of Ormond. Like his grandfather the 1st Duke, he was raised as a Protestant, unlike his extended family who held to Roman Catholicism. He served in the campaign to put down the Monmouth Rebellion, in the Williamite War in Ireland, in the Nine Years' War and in the War of the Spanish Succession but was accused of treason and went into exile after the Jacobite rising of 1715.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Comerford Profiles 40: James Butler (1665-1745), 2nd Duke of Ormond, Jacobite who used the alias name Comerford in exile, in Website Blog: The Comerford Family History.

    According to family historian Patrick Comerford of this website:
    Through his grandfather, the 1st Duke of Ormond, Ormond was a distant cousin of the Ballybur branch of the Comerford family, and as a Jacobite exile in France, Ormond sometimes used the name Comerfort or Comersfort as a pseudonym in his letters back to Ireland and England the period 1718 and 1719, and these letters survive in the British Library in London.