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- Character Name: Richard Butler
- Title: Earl of Arran [Ireland, 1662]
- Estate Name:
- Nationality: Irish
- Age: 36 (DOB: June 15, 1639)
- Gender: Male
- Eye Colour: Blue
- Hair Colour: Sandy Brown
Richard is of average height and weight, but sharp, intelligent eyes, and an athletic physique.
Initial Impression of Personality
Richard is clever, with a sharp wit and a good deal of charm. He is especially animated when discussing such things as politics and the law.
Gramont records that, "He had a singular address in all kinds of exercises, played well at tennis and on the guitar, and was pretty successful in gallantry."
Pepys observes that, "He distinguished himself by a brave and excellent disposition, which determined him to a military life," and "He distinguished himself in reducing the mutineers at Carrick-Fergus, and behaved with great courage in the famous sea-fight with the Dutch, in 1673."
Richard Butler was created 1st Viscount Tullogh, Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan, and 1st Earl of Arran, all in Ireland, on May 13, 1662. He married Dorothy Ferrers, his second wife, in June, 1673. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor, also in Ireland, on August 26, 1663. He has held the office of Alnager of Ireland since 1666. He fought in the naval battles against the Dutch in 1673, where he distinguished himself. He was created 1st Baron Butler, of Weston, co. Huntingdon, on August 27, 1673.
He is currently studying Civil Laws at Oxford University.
(Historically, he graduated from Oxford University on August 6, 1677, with the degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.). He held the office of Custos Rotulorum of County Carlow in 1682. He was Colonel of the regiment of Guards in 1684, and he held the office of Marshal of Array, in Ireland, from 1684 to 1686.)
|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)|