Peter Butler of Roscrea

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Peter Butler of Roscrea, County Tipperary, was a descendant of the Butler family - the Earls of Ormond. He was the second son of Edmond Butler of Polestown. The "Roscrea" cadet branch of the family is in turn descended from the "Polestown" cadet branch.


Through his ancestor Edmund MacRichard Butler, Peter 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 second son of "The MacRichard", Walter, would go on to produce this "Roscrea" cadet line as well as the minor nobility of Baronets Polestown. Peter's grand-nephew Sir Walter was the 1st Baronet.

Marriage and issue[edit]

By his wife, Catherine de Burgo, (de Burgh) he had three sons, who all died without issue, and were:[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lodge, John: The Peerage of Ireland or, A Geneaological History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom, 1789, Vol IV, pg18.