BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES BUTLER 1ST EARL WILTSHIRE, 5TH EARL ORMONDE 1420-1461

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Normandy

EVENTS

On 24 Nov 1420 James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 was born to James "White Earl" Butler 4th Earl Ormonde 1393-1452 (27) and Joan Beauchamp at Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

In 1449 James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (28) was created 1st Earl Wiltshire (3C 1449)

In 1451 James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (30) was appointed as Lord Deputy of Ireland

On 23 Aug 1452 James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (31) succeeded 5th Earl Ormonde (1C 1328)

In 1454 James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (33) was appointed as Lord High Treasurer

On 22 May 1455 at the First Battle of St Albans. The Lancastrians Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (49) , Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland 1393-1455 (62) , William Cotton -1455, Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford 1414-1455 (41) and Richard Fortescue 1414-1455 (41) were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 (52) was wounded and captured. Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (33) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (54) and Edmund Dudley 1425-1483 (30) were captured. Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 (19) was wounded. James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (34) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (55) fought.

In 1459 James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (38) was appointed 177th Knight Garter: Henry VI

On 30 Dec 1460 the Lancastrian army took their revenge for the defeats of the First Battle of St Albans and the Battle of Northampton during the Battle of Wakefield at Sandal Castle, Wakefield, Yorkshire. The Lancastrian army was commanded by Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter 1430-1475 (30) and Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland 1421-1461 (39) , and included John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (25) and William Gascoigne 1430-1463 (30) , both knighted, and James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40) , John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford 1435-1461 (25) , John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1410-1461 (50) , Thomas Ros 9th Baron Ros Helmsley 1427-1464 (33) and Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (20) .

On 02 Feb 1461 at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross at Wigmore, Herefordshire the future Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) commanded the Yorkist forces including William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (30) , John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (61) , John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (35) , John Savage 1444-1544 (17) and Roger Vaughan 1410-1471 (51) . In the Lancastrian army Owen Tudor 1400-1461 (61) (captured by Roger Vaughan 1410-1471 (51) ) and his son Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (29) fought as well as James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40) . Gruffydd ap Nicholas Deheubarth 1393-1461 (68) was killed.

On 29 Mar 1461 at the Battle of Towton those who fought for the Lancaster included William Tailboys 7th Baron Kyme 1415-1464 (46) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (60) , William Norreys 1441-1507 (20) , Thomas Grey -1461, Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 (30) , John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 (12) , Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470 (33) , Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (56) , James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40) , John Butler 6th Earl Ormonde 1448-1476 (12) , William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (22) and Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 (41) . Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (41) was captured.

On 01 May 1461 James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40) was beheaded at Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland

James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 and Avice Stafford were married

James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 and Eleanor Beaufort 1432-1501 were marriedFifth Cousin (Common Ancestor(s): Edward "Longshanks" I King England and Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England)

ANCESTRY

Father: James "White Earl" Butler 4th Earl Ormonde 1393-1452

GrandFather: James Butler 3rd Earl Ormonde 1359-1405

1G GrandFather: James Butler 2nd Earl Ormonde 1331-1382

2G GrandFather: James Butler 1st Earl Ormonde 1305-1338

3G GrandFather: Edmund Butler Earl Carrick 1268-1321

4G GrandFather: Theobald Butler 1242-1285

4G GrandMother: Joan Fitzjohn -1303

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun 1304-1363

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex 1249-1298

4G GrandMother: Maud Fiennes 1254-1298

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet 1282-1316

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290

1G GrandMother: Elizabeth Darcy 1322-1390

2G GrandFather: John Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Knayth 1280-1347

3G GrandFather: Roger Darcy

3G GrandMother: Isabel Aton 1257-1281

2G GrandMother: Joan Burgh 1300-1359

3G GrandFather: Richard "Red Earl" Burgh 2nd Earl Ulster 1259-1326

4G GrandFather: Walter Burgh 1st Earl Ulster 1230-1271

3G GrandMother: Margaret Burgh

4G GrandFather: John Burgh 1236-1280

GrandMother: Anne Welles 1360-1397

1G GrandFather: John Welles 4th Baron Welles 1334-1361

2G GrandFather: Adam Welles 3rd Baron Welles 1304-1345

3G GrandFather: Adam Welles 1st Baron Ughtred 1249-1311

2G GrandMother: Margaret Bardolf -1333

3G GrandFather: Thomas Bardolf 2nd Baron Bardolf 1282-1357

4G GrandFather: Hugh Bardolf 1st Baron Bardolf 1259-1304

3G GrandMother: Agnes Grandison 1289-1349

4G GrandFather: William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison 1262-1335

4G GrandMother: Sibylla Tregoz

1G GrandMother: Maud Ros -1388

2G GrandFather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley 1285-1343

3G GrandFather: William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley 1255-1316

4G GrandFather: Robert Ros 1236-1285

4G GrandMother: Isabel Dalbini

3G GrandMother: Maud Vaux 1261-

4G GrandFather: John Vaux

2G GrandMother: Margery Badlesmere 1308-1363

3G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322

4G GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere -1301

4G GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard

3G GrandMother: Margaret Clare 1287-1333

4G GrandFather: Thomas Clare 1245-1287

4G GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald 1266-1300

Mother: Joan Beauchamp

GrandFather: William Beauchamp 1st Baron Bergavenny 1343-1411

1G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386

2G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315

3G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick 1237-1298

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 1215-1268

4G GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

3G GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn 1238-1301

4G GrandFather: John Fitzpeter 1205-1258

4G GrandMother: Isabel Bigod 1212-1250

2G GrandMother: Alice Tosny 1284-1347

3G GrandFather: Roger Tosny 1235-1264

4G GrandFather: Ralph Tosny VI Lord Flamstead 1190-1239

4G GrandMother: Petronilla Lacy 1201-

3G GrandMother: Alice Bohun

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex 1204-1275

4G GrandMother: Matilda Lusignan 1210-1241

1G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer 1314-1369

2G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330

3G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1231-1282

4G GrandMother: Maud Braose 1224-1301

3G GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes 1269-

4G GrandFather: William Fiennes 1245-1302

4G GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont 1252-1302

2G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Geneville 1286-1356

3G GrandFather: Piers Geneville

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Geneville 1st Baron Geneville 1226-1314

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy -1304

3G GrandMother: Jeanne Lusignan 1260-1323

4G GrandFather: Hugh Lusignan XII Count Lusignan, VII Count La Marche, III Count Angoulême 1235-1270

4G GrandMother: Jeanne Fougères

GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan

1G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl Surrey, 11th Earl Arundel 1346-1397

2G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376

3G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel 1267-1302

4G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

3G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

4G GrandFather: William Warenne -1286

4G GrandMother: Joan Vere

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet 1318-1372

3G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345

4G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster 1245-1296

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet 1248-1302

3G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth 1282-1322

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth 1250-1283

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp 1263-1306

1G GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohun 1350-1385

2G GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex 1249-1298

4G GrandMother: Maud Fiennes 1254-1298

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet 1282-1316

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere 1313-1356

3G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322

4G GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere -1301

4G GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard

3G GrandMother: Margaret Clare 1287-1333

4G GrandFather: Thomas Clare 1245-1287

4G GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald 1266-1300