Humphrey Butler, 1st Earl of Lanesborough

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Humphrey Butler, 1st Earl of Lanesborough (c. 1700 – 11 April 1768) was an Irish politician.

Butler was appointed High Sheriff for County Cavan in 1727 and High Sheriff of Westmeath in 1728. Between 1725 and 1736, he sat as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Belturbet in the Irish House of Commons.

When the Grand Lodge of Ireland was established in c. 1723, he was appointed Deputy Grand Master.

He was succeeded by his son, Brinsley, who was also Deputy Grand Master from 1753–56 and elected Grand Master for 1757.

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Brinsley Butler
Charles Delafaye
Member of Parliament for Belturbet
1725–1736
With: Charles Delafaye 1725–1727
Thomas Butler 1727–1736
Succeeded by
Thomas Butler
Robert Butler
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl of Lanesborough
1756–1768
Succeeded by
Brinsley Butler
Preceded by
Brinsley Butler
Viscount Lanesborough
1735–1768