James Butler, 4th Marquess of Ormonde

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James Arthur Wellington Foley Butler, 4th Marquess of Ormonde was born on 23 September 1849 and died on 4 July 1943. He was the son of John Butler, 2nd Marquess of Ormonde and Frances Jane Paget.

Career[edit]

He was Justice of the Peace in the county of Kent and Deputy Lieutenant in the County Kilkenny. He was the 28th Hereditary Chief Butler of Ireland.[1] Unlike previous generations, he did not live in the family seat of Kilkenny Castle as his son inherited it directly from his uncle. The contents of the castle were sold in 1935 and the castle left neglected.[2]

Marriage and Children[edit]

He married American heiress Ellen Stager (daughter of Gen. Anson Stager of Chicago, Illinois) on 8 March 1887 and had four children:[3]

His ashes lie in Ulcombe, Kent.[4]His son inherited the title from him.

See also[edit]

Butler dynasty

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Peerage Online". Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lords of the Castle". Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  3. ^ G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume X, page 167. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage. 
  4. ^ "Historic graves". Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Edward Butler
Marquess of Ormonde
1919–1943
Succeeded by
James George Butler