Walter Butler of Polestown

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Walter Butler of Polestown was the second son of Sir Edmund MacRichard Butler. [1] His nephew Piers would become the 8th Earl of Ormond.[2]


The progeny of his son Peter would go on to found the "Roscrea" cadet branch of the family. The progeny of his son Richard would be created baronets of the "Polestown" cadet branch of the family.

  • Sir Richard his heir;
  • Thomas of Clonmore in County Carlow,
  • a daughter Joan.
  • Peter, the second son, was of Roscrea, and by his wife Catherine de Burgo, had three sons, who all died without issue, and were,

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  1. ^ Lodge, John (1789). The Peerage of Ireland or, A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom, Vol IV. Dublin: James Moore, p. 19.
  2. ^ Byrne, Frances John, et al (2002). A New History of Ireland, Volume 9. New York: Oxford University Press, pg 169.