Earl of Glengall

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Earl of Glengall was a title in the Peerage of Ireland that was created in 1816 for Richard Butler, 10th Baron Cahir. The subsidiary title of Baron Cahir (also spelt Caher) in the Peerage of Ireland was first created in 1542 for Thomas Butler, who was a descendant of The 3rd Earl of Ormond. James "Gallda" Butler (from Irish gallda 'alien or Englishman') (died 1434) was the son of the 3rd Earl and Catherine FitzGerald of Desmond.[3][4][5] "Gallda" Butler married a daughter of MacWalter and together they had one son, Piers (1425-1464).[6] The title was re-created in 1583 with the unusual remainder to heirs general of the first baron, which made his great-nephews, Theobald Butler and Thomas Prendergast, co-heirs. Prendergast ceded the title to Theobald Butler, preferring that the title should follow the strict male line.[7]

Earldom of Glengall
Creation date22 January 1816
MonarchThe Prince Regent (acting on behalf of his father King George III)
PeeragePeerage of Ireland
First holderRichard Butler, 10th Baron Cahir
Last holderRichard Butler, 2nd Earl of Glengall
Remainder toHeirs male of the first earl's body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesViscount Cahir
Baron Cahir (Caher)
Extinction date22 June 1858
Former seat(s)Cahir Castle
Cahir House[1]
Motto"God be my guide"[2]

The 10th Baron was created Viscount Cahir and Earl of Glengall. The titles of Viscount and Earl became extinct on the death of the second Earl in June 1858. The title of Baron Cahir, which was created with remainder to heirs general, became abeyant and could potentially be claimed by descendants of Thomas Prendergast.[8]

Cahir is a town in the barony of Iffa and Offa West, County Tipperary. It is famous for Cahir Castle.

List of titleholdersEdit

Butler dynastyEdit

James "Gallda" Butler (from Irish gallda 'alien or Englishman') (died 1434) was the son of James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond and Catherine FitzGerald of Desmond.[9] From him springs the Cahir branch of the Butler family who were ennobled as Barons Cahir.[10][11] He married a daughter of MacWalter, and together they had one son, Piers (1425-1464).[12]

Barons Cahir, First creation (1542)Edit

Barons Cahir, Second creation (1583)Edit

Earls of Glengall (1816)Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1855). A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland. Hurst and Blackett. p. 195. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  2. ^ Skey, William (1846). The Heraldic Calendar; a List of the Nobility and Gentry Whose Arms are Registered, and Pedigrees Recorded in the Herald's Office in Ireland. [By W. Skey.]. p. 15.
  3. ^ Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh, Volume 27 By Robin Flower, pages 173 - 176
  4. ^ Butlers of Cahir.
  5. ^ Lodge, Edmund, "The genealogy of the existing British peerage with brief sketches of the family history of the nobility.", 1832, pg 159.
  6. ^ The Irish Archaeological Society, Volume 10 By Irish Archaeological Society, page 220.
  7. ^ "The Barony of Caher". The Times. 10 August 1858. p. 9.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Burke, Sir Bernard (1866). A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. Harrison. pp. 96–97. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  9. ^ Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh, Volume 27 By Robin Flower, pages 173 - 176
  10. ^ Butlers of Cahir.
  11. ^ Lodge, Edmund, "The genealogy of the existing British peerage with brief sketches of the family history of the nobility.", 1832, pg 159.
  12. ^ The Irish Archaeological Society, Volume 10 By Irish Archaeological Society, page 220.