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Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde

For other people named Thomas Butler, see Thomas Butler (disambiguation).

Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, P.C. (c. 1426 – 3 August 1515) was the youngest son of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond and Joan de Beauchamp. He was attainted, but restored by Henry VII' s first Parliament in November 1485, and the statutes made at Westminster, by Edward IV, which declared him and his brothers traitors, were abrogated.

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Thomas Butler, as an Irish peer, should only have sat in the Irish Parliament. However, as a personal friend of Henry VII of England, he was summoned to the English Parliament in November 1488 as "Thomas Ormond de Rochford, chevaler". At this time, he was already 8th Earl of Carrick and 7th Earl of Ormond.,[1] having succeeded his childless older brothers James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond and John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormond. On his death, the "barony" supposedly created in 1488 fell into abeyance. He was afterwards sworn of the Privy Council of England.

He was known as The Wool Earl, due to his enormous wealth. Besides being in the possession of major lands in the Irish counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary, he owned 72 manors in England, making him one of the richest subjects in the realm.[2]

In 1509, he was appointed Lord Chamberlain to Catherine of Aragon.[3] He held this post until 1512.


He married firstly, Anne Hankford, daughter of Sir Richard Hankford and Anne Montagu, and had two daughters and co-heiresses, who inherited the English estates:

He married, secondly, Lora Berkeley, daughter of Sir Edward Berkeley, and widow of 3rd Lord Mountjoy and had issue:

See also

Butler dynasty


  1. Marie Louise Bruce, Anne Boleyn, p. 11
  2. Antonia Fraser, The Wives of Henry VIII, pp. 59, 117
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Butler
Earl of Ormond
Succeeded by
Piers Butler

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