Thomas Butler, 2nd Baron Cahir

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Thomas Butler, 2nd Baron Cahir (of the second creation)[1] (before 1568 – 31 January 1626/27). He was the son of Theobald Butler, 1st Baron Cahir and Mary Cusack.[2] He succeeded to the title on 28 April 1596.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married, firstly, Eleanor Butler who was the daughter of Richard Butler, 1st Viscount Mountgarret (and a distant cousin of the baron) and Eleanor Butler (a granddaughter of the 8th Earl of Ormond), before October 1598. He married, secondly, Ellice Fitzgerald, daughter of Sir John Fitzgerald, after 1601. They had a daughter,

As this marriage was also without male issue, the barony devolved upon his nephew Thomas who was the third son of the baron's uncle, Piers Butler. His widow remarried Sir Thomas Esmonde and had further issue.


In 1599 Cahir Castle was captured by the Earl of Essex. During the siege the Baron was held prisoner, although his wife and brother refused to give it up. In 1599 he joined in the Earl of Tyrone's rebellion, but then surrendered and was attained. On 27 May 1601 he was pardoned for all treason and crimes.

See also[edit]

Butler dynasty


  1. ^ Lodge, Edmund, "The genealogy of the existing British peerage with brief sketches of the family hiistory of the nobility.", 1832, pg 160.
  2. ^ Butlers of Cahir.

External links[edit]

Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Theobald Butler
Baron Cahir
Succeeded by
Thomas Butler