"Grays Inn Admission Register 1521-1887, folio 655- Edward Butler of Monehore Ireland Esq., son and heir of Peter B., second son of Richard B. Viscount Mountgarrett."This was at the very mature age of 34 years.
The Masterson Family of County Wexford
This policy led to the Kavanagh’s support of the Butlers in the 1569 Rebellion. At the time, this Barony was in control of the powerful Irish clans- the Kavanaghs (Kings of Leinster), the O’Morchoes, O’Birnes and O’Tooles, who were harassing and pillaging any English settlement in their lands. Thomas Masterson was appointed High Sheriff of the County in 1570 and then Seneschal of the County. He was granted and acquired vast areas of land in the north, including Ferns Castle, Abbey and Manor, and would continue to increase his holdings.
The leases of these lands would bring the seneschals such as Masterson into conflict with the clanes under their rule who also claimed ancestral ownership of these lands. Masterson used his commissions of martial law extensively throughout the 1570’s to enforce his ownership, executing and terrorising the Irish clans into submission, enforcing his ownership of crown land in the area, and enforcing the payment of various tributes, rents, etc.
Records of Edward Butler
Hore has- “Parish of Edermine- 1618- these lands were granted to Edward Butler of Kaire, Esq.,”  – however, on another page Hore has- “Manors created- Edermine to Nicholas Kenney. 200 acres demesne– see Parish of Edermine” ; though notably, Edward’s son Pierce was in possession of Edermine in the 1641 Civil Survey.
(Refs: Colonel Walter Butler’s Relic of the True Cross, in The Past: The Organ of the Ui Consealaigh Historical Society, No. 19 (1995), pp.100-101, pub by: Ui Cinsealaigh Historical Society; National Library of Australia, URL: <http://www.jstor.org/stable/25520017>, Accessed:02/04/2010. A copy of the deposition is in diocesan archives; Art Kavanagh, The Kavanaghs Kings of Leinster, pub Irish Family Names, Wexford, 2003, p.156; Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Sixth Series, Vol. 12, No. 1 (June 30 1922), p43, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25513242 , Accessed: 27/01/2012 23:49)
Death of Edward Butler
Second Son Richard Butler
Daughters Mary and Joan
BTR 73, Mary Butler of Wexford, Dated “Lamas” 1653, Proved 3rd Jan 1653; brother and his two children mentioned; witnesses Margaret Sinnott and Ann Keating.
Ann Keating may have been her cousin, daughter of her aunt who married Oliver Keating of Kilcowan.
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Link back to Introduction
Links to all of the chapters in this blog:
Pierce Butler of Kayer Co. Wexford (the elder) c.1540-1599
Edward Butler of Kayer Co. Wexford, 1577-1628
Pierce Butler of Kayer and Moneyhore (the younger), c.1600-1652, Part I
Pierce Butler of Kayer and Moneyhore Part III- Depositions against Pierce Butler of Kayer on his role in the 1642-49 Catholic Confederate Rebellion
Pierce Butler of Kayer and Moneyhore Part IV- Land Ownership by the Butlers in County Wexford
Pierce Butler of Kayer and Moneyhore Part V- Pierce Butler and the Cromwellian Confiscations of 1652-56
Sons of Pierce Butler of Kayer and Moneyhore- Edward, James, John, & Walter
Walter Butler of Munphin, Co. Wexford, c.1640-1717, Part I
Walter Butler of Munphin, Part II
Walter Butler of Munphin, Part III
Walter Butler Junior of Munphin (1674-1725) Part I- exile to France in 1690
Walter Butler Junior of Munphin (1674-1725) Part II- Military record
Walter Butler Junior of Munphin (1674-1725) Part III- Marriage to Mary Long
Walter Butler Junior of Munphin (1674-1725) Part IV- Last years
Younger sons of Richard 1st Viscount Mountgarrett: John Butler of New Ross, Thomas Butler of Castlecomer, James and Theobald Butler:
James Butler of Dowganstown and Tullow Co Carlow- 2nd son of Pierce Butler of Kayer (the elder):
Pedigree of Butlers of Ireland, and Ancestry of Butlers of Ireland, and County Wexford:
The MacRichard Line- Ancestors of the Butlers of Wexford