James Butler, 7th Marquess of Ormonde

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James Hubert Theobald Charles Butler, 7th Marquess of Ormonde (19 April 1899 – 25 October 1997) was the son of Reverend James Theobald Bagot John Butler and Lady Annabella Brydon Gordon. He married, firstly, Nan Gilpin, daughter of Garth Griffith Gilpin, on 3 March 1935. They had two daughters:

He married, secondly, Elizabeth Rarden, daughter of Charles R. Rarden, in 1976. This marriage produced no children.

Without a male heir the marquessate became extinct in 1997, while the earldom is dormant. The 18th Viscount Mountgarret, who succeeded his father in 2004 is understood to be the likely heir of the former Marquess' related title Earl of Ormonde but has not successfully proven the claim.

Arms[edit]

Arms of James Butler, 7th Marquess of Ormonde
Coronet
A Coronet of a Marquess
Crest
Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Plume of five Ostrich Feathers thereon issuant a Falcon rising all Argent
Escutcheon
Quarterly: 1st, Or a Chief indented Azure; 2nd, Gules three covered Cups Or; 3rd, Argent a Lion rampant Gules on a Chief of the second a Swan close of the first between two Annulets Or; 4th, Ermine a Saltire Gules
Supporters
Dexter: a Falcon wings expanded Argent beaked and membered Or; Sinister: a Male Griffin Argent beaked rayed collared and chained Or
Motto
(Above the Crest) Comme Je Trouve; (Below the Arms) Butler A Boo
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Arthur Butler
Marquess of Ormonde
1971–1997
Succeeded by
Extinct
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
James Arthur Butler
Earl of Ormonde
1971–1997
Succeeded by
Dormant