James Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde

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James Wandesford Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde (1777-1838)

James Wandesford Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde KP (15 July 1777 – 18 May 1838) was an Irish nobleman and politician. He was the second son of John Butler, 17th Earl of Ormonde and Frances Susan Elizabeth Wandesford.

Butler was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Kilkenny City in the Irish House of Commons in 1796 (he never took his seat and resigned after 3 months) and served then for Kilkenny County until the Act of Union in 1801. He sat subsequently for the Irish county constituency of County Kilkenny and was member of the UK House of Commons from 1801, until he succeeded to the peerage, as 19th Earl of Ormonde, in 1820, on the death of his elder brother, Walter, the 18th Earl and 1st Marquess of Ormonde in the Irish peerage (the latter title becoming extinct upon his death).

Having joined fashionable society in London,[1] he became a companion of the Prince Regent. Subsequently, at the Prince's coronation as George IV, he was created a Peer of the United Kingdom, as Baron Ormonde, of Llanthony, in the county of Monmouth and in 1825, Marquess of Ormonde.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Grace Louisa Staples, daughter of Rt. Hon. John Staples and Hon. Henrietta Molesworth, on 12 October 1807. They had five sons and five daughters:[2]

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Hon. John Wandesford Butler
James Wemys
Member of Parliament for Kilkenny City
1796
With: James Wemys
Succeeded by
James Wemys
Bryan Kavanagh
Preceded by
William Brabazon Ponsonby
Hon. John Wandesford Butler
Member of Parliament for Kilkenny County
1796 – 1801
With: William Brabazon Ponsonby
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of Parliament for Kilkenny County
18011820
With: William Ponsonby 1801–1806
Hon. George Ponsonby 1806
Hon. Frederick Ponsonby 1806–1820
Succeeded by
Hon. Frederick Ponsonby
Charles Clarke
Honorary titles
New title Lord Lieutenant of Kilkenny
1831–1838
Succeeded by
Viscount Duncannon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Marquess of Ormonde
1825–1838
Succeeded by
John Butler
Baron Ormonde
1821–1838
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Walter Butler
Earl of Ormonde
1820–1838
Succeeded by
John Butler