Sir Thomas Butler, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Thomas Butler, 3rd Baronet of Cloughgrenan (a townland near Carlow), (died c. February 1704)[1] was an Irish baronet and politician.

He was the son of Sir Edmund Butler, 2nd Baronet and Juliana Hyde, daughter of Bernard Hyde.[2] By 1650, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1] In 1670 and again in 1691,[2] Butler was High Sheriff of Carlow. From 1692 until his death, he sat for Carlow County in the Irish House of Commons.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Butler married firstly Jane Boyle, daughter of the Right Reverend Richard Boyle, Bishop of Leighlin and Ferns,[4] and secondly Jane Pottinger, daughter of Captain Edward Pottinger, in July 1700.[2] By his first wife, he had two sons.[2] Pierce, the oldest of them, was a Member of Parliament for the same constituency his father had represented and succeeded to the baronetcy.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d "ThePeerage - Sir Thomas Butler, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 20 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ a b Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 189.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Carlow County
With: John Trench 1692–1695
John Allen 1695–1703
Pierce Butler 1703–1704
Succeeded by
Thomas Burdett
Sir Pierce Butler, 4th Bt
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edmund Butler
(of Cloughgrenan)
c. 1650 – 1704
Succeeded by
Pierce Butler