Edmond Butler (Polestown)

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Edmond Butler of Polestown, (1595 - 21 April 1636), was a descendant of the Butler family - the Earls of Ormond. He was the eldest son of Sir Richard Butler of Poletown. His brothers were Richard, Peter and Walter. His uncle Peter founded the "Roscrea" cadet branch of the family, which is in turn descended from the "Polestown" cadet branch. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for County Kilkenny from 1634 to 1635.[1]


Through his ancestor Edmund MacRichard Butler, Edmond is related to the Polestown cadet branch of the family. Edmund MacRichard Butler's eldest son, Sir James Butler headed up the Polestown house. This line would go on to produce a series of Earls and Dukes of Ormond. "The MacRichard"'s second son, Walter, would go on to produce the "Roscrea" cadet line, as well as the of baronets of Polestown.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Edmond was 24 years of age when his father died. On 20 November 1628, he had a special livery of his estate.[2] He married Ellice, daughter of Nicholas Shortall of Claragh, County Kilkenny and had issue,

Polestown, also known as Poulstown, is today called Paulstown and is located in the Barony of Gowran, County Kilkenny.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cokayne, George Edward , editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes; reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983, volume III, page 268.
  2. ^ Lodge, John: The Peerage of Ireland or, A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom, 1789, Vol IV, pg18.

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