"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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