Joan Butler, Countess of Ormond

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For other people named Joan de Beauchamp, see Joan de Beauchamp (disambiguation).
Joan de Beauchamp
Spouse(s) James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond

Issue

James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond
John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormond
Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond
Elizabeth Butler
Anne Butler
Father William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny
Mother Joan Arundel
Died 3 or 5 August 1430
Buried Mercers' Chapel, St Thomas of Acre, London

Joan Butler (née de Beauchamp), Countess of Ormond (1396 – 3 or 5 August 1430) was the first wife of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond, and the mother of his five children. Their principal residence was Kilkenny Castle in Ireland.

Life[edit]

Kilkenny Castle, the principal residence of Joan de Beauchamp and James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond

Joan de Beauchamp was the daughter of William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and his first wife, Joan Arundel. She had a brother and sister:[1]

  • Elizabeth de Beauchamp.[1]

Joan's paternal grandparents were Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer, and her maternal grandparents were Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel and Elizabeth de Bohun.

Joan de Beauchamp died 3 or 5 August 1430, and was buried in the Mercers' Chapel, St Thomas of Acre, London.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

She married, before 28 August 1413, James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond, by whom she had three sons and two daughters:[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richardson I 2011, p. 164.
  2. ^ Richardson I 2011, pp. 164-7.
  3. ^ a b Richardson I 2011, p. 380.

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Ancestry[edit]