Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Dunboyne
Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Dunboyne (also known as Thomas le Botiller) was the third son of Theobald Butler, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland and Joan FitzJohn.
Marriage and issue
- Piers Butler, 2nd Baron Dunboyne (died 5 Aug 1370)
- Eleanor Butler, married Gerald FitzGerald, 15th Earl of Desmond
In 1324 he was called to the Irish Parliament (as were intermittently his descendants in the succeeding two centuries before the creation of the Barony of Dunboyne as a lordship of Parliament by patent 1541). He was created 1st Baron Dunboyne 1324, by prescription. He fought in the Battle of Ardnocher on 9 October 1329 and was killed in action by the Chief of the Clan Geoghegan.
- Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1211.