Theobald Butler, 1st Viscount Butler of Tulleophelim

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Theobald Butler
Viscount Butler of Tulleophelim
DiedJanuary 1613
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Butler
Father Sir Edmund Butler of Cloughgrenan
MotherEleanor Eustace

Theobald Butler, 1st Viscount Butler of Tulleophelim (died December 1613), was an Irish peer.


Birth and origins

Theobald was the son of Sir Edmund Butler by the Honourable Eleanor Eustace, daughter of Rowland Eustace, 2nd Viscount Baltinglass. James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde, was his grandfather, and Sir Thomas Butler, 1st Baronet, of Cloughgrenan, his younger brother. He was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Viscount Butler of Tulleophelim, in the County of Carlow. In 1605 he was appointed Governor of County Carlow. [1]

Family tree
Theobald Butler with wife, parents, and other selected relatives. [lower-alpha 1]
8th Earl


c. 1473 – 1542
10th Earl

d. 1529
9th Earl


d. 1565
14th Earl

c. 1533 – 1583
Rebel Earl
10th Earl
c. 1531 – 1614
Black Tom

John of

d. 1570

d. 1613

c. 1585 – 1628
1st Earl

d. 1628
11th Earl


d. 1619

1st Duke


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*d.v.p. = predeceased his father (decessit vita patris).


Butler was created Viscount Butler of Tulleophelim by letter patent on 4 August 1603. [3]


Lord Butler of Tulleophelim married his first cousin Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond, in 1603. There were no children from the marriage. He died in December 1613, when the viscountcy became extinct. The dowager Viscountess Butler of Tulleophelim married as her second husband Richard Preston, 1st Earl of Desmond. She died in October 1628.

Death and Timeline

Viscount Butler of Tulleophelim died in January 1613. [4]

Notes and references


  1. This family tree is partly derived from the condensed Butler family tree pictured in Dunboyne. [2]


  1. Theobald Butler, 1st and last Viscount Butler of Tulleophelim
  2. Dunboyne 1968, pp.  16–17. "Butler Family Tree condensed"
  3. Burke 1866, p.  96, left column, line 12. "By Letters Patent, date 4 August, 1603."
  4. Burke 1866, p.  96, left column, line 22. "... d.s.p. in January 1613, when the viscounty became extinct."

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