James "Gallda" Butler

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James “Gallda” Butler (from Irish gallda, meaning 'alien or Englishman') (died 1434) was the son of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond and Catherine FitzGerald of Desmond.[1] From him springs the Cahir branch of the Butler family who were ennobled as Barons Cahir.[2][3] He married a daughter of MacWalter and has issue James Óge Butler who died in 1448 leaving Piers, his heir and Richard.[4]

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  1. ^ Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh, Volume 27 By Robin Flower, pages 173 - 176
  2. ^ Butlers of Cahir.
  3. ^ Lodge, Edmund, "The genealogy of the existing British peerage with brief sketches of the family history of the nobility.", 1832, pg 159.
  4. ^ The Irish Archaeological Society, Volume 10 By Irish Archaeological Society, page 220.