Person:James Butler (126)

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde
b.19 Oct 1610
d.21 Jul 1688
  1. Eleanor Butler
  2. Mary Butler1605 - 1680
  3. James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde1610 - 1688
  4. Colonel Hon. Richard Butler, of Kilcash1615 - 1701
  1. Thomas Butler, 6th Earl of Ossory1634 - 1680
  2. Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran1639 - 1686
  3. Lady Elizabeth Butler1640 - 1665
  4. John Butler, 1st Earl of Gowran1643 - 1677
  5. Lady Mary Butler1646 - 1710
Facts and Events
Name James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde
Gender Male
Birth[1] 19 Oct 1610
Marriage to Lady Elizabeth Preston
Death[1] 21 Jul 1688
Reference Number? Q948569?

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James FitzThomas Butler, 1st Duke of Ormond, KG, PC (19 October 1610 – 21 July 1688), was an Irish statesman and soldier, known as Earl of Ormond from 1634 to 1642 and Marquess of Ormond from 1642 to 1661. Following the failure of the senior line of the Butler family, he was the second representative of the Kilcash branch to inherit the earldom.

His friend, the Earl of Strafford, secured his appointment commander of the government army in Ireland. Following the outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641, he led government forces against the Irish Catholic Confederation; when the First English Civil War began in August 1642, he supported the Royalists and in 1643 negotiated a ceasefire with the Confederation which allowed his troops to be transferred to England. Shortly before the Execution of Charles I in January 1649, he agreed the Second Ormonde Peace an alliance between the Confederation and Royalist forces which fought against the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.

During the 1650s he lived in exile on the continent with Charles II of England. After the Stuart Restoration in 1660, Ormond became a major figure in English and Irish politics, holding many high government offices such as Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

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