Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Dunboyne
Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Dunboyne (1271-October 9, 1329) was the third son of Theobald Butler, 4th Chief Butler of Ireland and Joan FitzJohn.
Marriage and Children
- Piers Butler, 2nd Baron Dunboyne (1294-1370)
In 1324 he was called to the Irish Parliament (as were intermittently his descendants in the succeeding two centuries before the creation of the Barony of Dunboyne as a lordship of Parliament by patent 1541). He was created 1st Baron Dunboyne 1324, by prescription. He fought in the Battle of Ardnocher on 9 October 1329 and was killed in action by the Chief of the Clan Geoghegan.
- Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1211.