John Butler, 17th Earl of Ormonde

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John Butler, 17th Earl of Ormonde and 10th Earl of Ossory (10 December 1740 – 25 December 1795) was an Irish peer and Member of Parliament (MP). He represented Gowran between 1776 and 1783, and Kilkenny City between 1783 and 1792. In 1791, his right to the Peerage was acknowledged in the Irish House of Lords.[1][2][3]


  • Richard Butler of Kilcash, the youngest son of Viscount Thurles, brother of the 1st Duke.
  • Walter Butler of Garryricken (Kilcash), eldest son of Richard, great-grandson of the 11 Earl.
  • Colonel Thomas Butler of Garryricken, eldest son of Walter.
  • John Butler, 15th Earl of Ormonde, son of Colonel Thomas, great-grandson of the 1st Duke.
  • John Butler of Garryricken, second son of Walter and brother of Colonel Thomas, grand-nephew of the 1st Duke.
  • Walter Butler, 16th Earl of Ormonde, son of John, great-great-great-grandson of the 11th Earl and the first cousin of the 15th Earl.
  • John Butler, 17th Earl of Ormonde, son of the 16th Earl and of Ellen Morris.

Marriage and Children[edit]

He married Frances Susan Elizabeth Wandesford, (also known as Anne)[4] daughter and heiress of John Wandesford, 1st Earl Wandesford and the 5th Viscount Castlecomer and Agnes Elizabeth Southall, on 14 February 1769.

See also[edit]

Butler dynasty


  1. ^ "landed estates". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lords of the Castle". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Debrett's Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2. 1825. p. 880. 
  4. ^ The Peerage: Anne Wandesford.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Arthur Browne
Henry Prittie
Member of Parliament for Gowran
With: James Agar 1776–77
Sir Boyle Roche, 1st Bt 1777–83
Succeeded by
Hon. Henry Welbore Agar
George Dunbar
Preceded by
Gervase Parker Bushe
Eland Mossom
Member of Parliament for Kilkenny City
With: William Cuffe
Succeeded by
William Cuffe
Hon. John Wandesford Butler
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Walter Butler
(de jure)
Earl of Ormonde
Succeeded by
Walter Butler