Thomas “The Wool Earl” Butler

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Thomas “The Wool Earl” Butler

  • Birth 1426
  • Death 3 Aug 1515 England
  • Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Plot The Roman Catholic Chapel of St John of Acon was illegally confiscated and sold by King Henry VIII, and in 1666 it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
  • Memorial ID 95499038

Born about 1426. Son of James Butler (4th Earl of Ormond) and Joan de Beauchamp (Countess of Ormond).

Brother of James Butler (5th Earl of Ormond), John Butler (6th Earl of Ormond), Elizabeth (Butler) Talbot (Countess of Shrewsbury), and Anne Butler.

Husband of, first, Anne (Hankford) Butler, and second Lora (Berkeley) Butler.

He and Anne were the parents of Lady Anne (Butler) St. Leger and Lady Margaret (Butler) Boleyn.

Through his daughter Margaret, Thomas Butler was the grandfather of Henry VIII's mistress and second queen Anne Boleyn.

He and Lora were the parents of Elizabeth Butler.

He became 7th Earl of Ormond and 8th Earl of Carrick, succeeding to the titles upon the death of his brother John Butler (6th Earl of Ormond) in 1478.

Served as Lord Chamberlain (1509-1512) to Henry VIII's first wife and queen, Catherine of Aragon.

Requiescat in pace.

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  • Originally Created by: wildgoose
  • Added: 17 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95499038
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas “The Wool Earl” Butler (1426–3 Aug 1515), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95499038, citing Church of St Thomas of Acon, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .