Theobald Butler, 1st Baron Cahir

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Theobald Butler, 1st Baron Cahir (of the second creation) (died 1596) was the son of Piers Butler of Cahir and the nephew of Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Cahir (of the first creation). As Theobald's first cousin Edmund, the 2nd Baron, died without issue, the title became extinct. It was, however, revived on May 6, 1583 in Theobald's favour.[1][2] He became the 1st Baron Cahir (of the second creation) [3] and ruled much of the barony of Iffa and Offa West.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Mary Cusack, daughter of Sir Thomas Cusack of Cussington, County Meath, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and his second wife Maud Darcy.[4] He was invested as a Knight on 14 February 1566/67 at Clonmel. His last will was dated 27 November 1593. He died on 28 April 1596 at Cahir, County Tipperary.[5] He had issue-

  • Thomas Butler, 2nd Baron Cahir (born circa 1568, died 31 Jan 1626/27)
  • Piers Butler, who was the father of Thomas, the 3rd Baron
  • Edmund of Cloghcullie, County Tipperary who married Eleanor, the daughter of Pierce Butler of Callan, County Kilkenny and left a son Thomas.
  • Mary Butler who married Sir Cormac McCarthy of Blarney, and was the mother of the 1st Viscount Muskerry.
  • Ellen who married Richard Butler of Ballyboe, County Tipperary.
  • James Butler, who was involved in the rebellion of 1598 (died 1630). He was the father of the 5th Lord Cahir.
  • Eleanor, said to have married John Butler, eldest son of the 2nd Baron Dunboyne; but the claim, made in the course of an inheritance dispute, was probably false.

See also[edit]

Butler dynasty


  1. ^ Butlers of Cahir.
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard (1852). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. London: Colburn and Co., p. 433
  3. ^ Lodge, Edmund, "The genealogy of the existing British peerage with brief sketches of the family history of the nobility.", 1832, pg 160.
  4. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1866). A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. London: Harrison and Sons, p. 96
  5. ^ Cokayne, George Edward (1889). Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, Volume 2. London: George Bell & Sons, p.104

External links[edit]

Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edmund Butler
Baron Cahir
Succeeded by
Thomas Butler