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James Butler Sr
This character is deceased
- Character Name: James Butler Sr
- Title: Duke of Ormonde, Earl of Brecknock, Privy Councilor, and others
- Estate Name:
- Nationality: Irish
- Age: 65 (b.1610-d.1675)
- Gender: Male
- Eye Colour: blue
- Hair Colour: once blond, now white
Physical Attributes & Initial Impression of Personality
He was an impressive sight, even in his later years.
Was a grandson of Walter Butler of Kilcash, a devout Catholic known as "Walter Na bPaidirin". James was a child when his father died, and he was brought up by the Court of Wards, and educated as a Protestant by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was trained to despise the faith of his grandfather, and he became a bigot of the worst kind, and a treacherous enemy of the Confederation of Kilkenny.
James was assassinated in May 1675, a crime never resolved.
|James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, w. Elizabeth Preston, Baroness Dingwall||Thomas Butler, Viscount Thurles (died in infancy)||*|
|*||Thomas Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde (in our game), Earl of Ossory (DOB: July 8, 1634), w. Amelia de Nassau||Henrietta Butler|
|*||*||Elizabeth Butler (DOB: 1658)|
|*||*||James Butler (DOB: April 29, 1665)|
|*||*||Charles Butler (DOB: August 29, 1671)|
|*||Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran (DOB: June 15, 1639), w. Dorothy Ferrers||James Butler (DOB: Feb 19, 1674)|
|*||John Butler, Earl of Gowran (DOB: after 1639)||*|
|*||Elizabeth Butler (DOB: June 29, 1640) w. Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield||Elizabeth Stanhope (DOB: 1663)|
|*||Mary Butler (DOB: before 1652) w. Sir William Cavendish, Lord (courtesy)||Elizabeth Cavendish (DOB: 1670)|
|*||*||William Cavendish (DOB: 1672)|
|*||*||Henry Cavendish (DOB: 1673)|