Earl of Glengall

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Earldom of Glengall
Creation date22 January 1816
MonarchThe Prince Regent (acting on behalf of his father King George III)
PeeragePeerage of Ireland
First holderRichard Butler, 10th Baron Cahir
Last holderRichard Butler, 2nd Earl of Glengall
Remainder toHeirs male of the first earl's body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesViscount Cahir
Baron Cahir (Caher)
Extinction date22 June 1858
Former seat(s)Cahir Castle
Cahir House[1]
Armorial motto"God be my guide"[2]

Earl of Glengall was a title in the Peerage of Ireland that was created in 1816 for Richard Butler, 10th Baron Cahir. The subsidiary title of Baron Cahir (also spelt Caher) in the Peerage of Ireland was first created in 1542 for Thomas Butler, who was a descendant of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond. The title was re-created in 1583 with the unusual remainder to heirs general of the first baron, which made his great-nephews, Theobald Butler and Thomas Prendergast, co-heirs. Prendergast ceded the title to Theobald Butler, preferring that the title should follow the strict male line.[3]

The 10th Baron was created Viscount Cahir and Earl of Glengall. The titles of Viscount and Earl became extinct on the death of the second Earl in 1858. The title of Baron Cahir, which was created with remainder to heirs general, became abeyant and could potentially be claimed by descendants of Thomas Prendergast.[4]

Cahir is a town in the barony of Iffa and Offa West, County Tipperary. It is famous for Cahir Castle.

List of title holders[edit]

Barons Cahir, First creation (1542)[edit]

Barons Cahir, Second creation (1583)[edit]

Earls of Glengall (1816)[edit]

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  1. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1855). A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland. Hurst and Blackett. p. 195. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  2. ^ The Heraldic Calendar; a List of the Nobility and Gentry Whose Arms are Registered, and Pedigrees Recorded in the Herald's Office in Ireland. [By W. Skey.]. 1846. p. 15.
  3. ^ "The Barony of Caher". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 10 August 1858. p. 9.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Burke, Sir Bernard (1866). A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. Harrison. pp. 96–97. Retrieved 3 December 2016.