James Butler, 3rd Marquess of Ormonde

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"Kilkenny". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1878.

James Edward William Theobald Butler, 3rd Marquess of Ormonde KP PC (5 October 1844 – 26 October 1919), styled Earl of Ossory until 1854, was an Irish nobleman.


He was the son of John Butler, 2nd Marquess of Ormonde and Frances Jane Paget. He was Vice-Admiral of Leinster and a member of the Privy Council of Ireland. He was awarded the Order of the Crown of Prussia (first class).

He was the first patron of Dublin Swimming Club, Ireland's first swimming club, founded in 1881. He held that role until his death in 1919.[1]

He married Lady Elizabeth Harriet Grosvenor, daughter of Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, on 2 February 1876. They had two daughters:

  • Beatrice Butler (1876–1952), married with Lt.-Gen. Sir Reginald Pole-Carew, KCB CVO, leaving issue.
  • Constance Mary Butler (1879–1949), died unmarried.


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Honorary titles
Preceded by
William Tighe
Lord Lieutenant of Kilkenny
Succeeded by
The Earl of Desart
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Butler
Marquess of Ormonde
Succeeded by
James Arthur Butler