Joan Butler, Countess of Ormond

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Joan Butler
Countess of Ormond
Died3 or 5 August 1430 (aged 33–34)
BuriedMercers' Chapel, St Thomas of Acre, London
Noble familyBeauchamp
Spouse(s)James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond
IssueJames Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond
John Butler, 6th Earl of Ormond
Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond
Elizabeth Butler, Countess of Shrewsbury
Anne Butler
FatherWilliam de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny
MotherLady Joan FitzAlan

Joan Butler (née Beauchamp), Countess of Ormond (1396 – 3 or 5 August 1430) was the first wife of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond, and the mother of his five children. Their principal residence was Kilkenny Castle in Ireland.


Kilkenny Castle, the principal residence of Joan de Beauchamp and James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond

Joan de Beauchamp was the daughter of William de Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny and his first wife, Lady Joan FitzAlan. She had a brother and sister:[1]

Joan's paternal grandparents were Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Lady Katherine Mortimer, and her maternal grandparents were Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel and Elizabeth de Bohun.

Joan de Beauchamp died 3 or 5 August 1430, and was buried in the Mercers' Chapel, St Thomas of Acre, London.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

She married, before 28 August 1413, James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond, by whom she had three sons and two daughters:[3]



  1. ^ a b Richardson I 2011, p. 164.
  2. ^ Richardson I 2011, pp. 164–7.
  3. ^ a b Richardson I 2011, p. 380.


  • Ellis, Steven G. (2004). "Butler, John, sixth earl of Ormond (d. 1476/7)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/4195. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G. (ed.). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Vol. I (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 978-1449966379.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)