Pierce Butler (1774–1846)

Pierce Butler (6 May 1774 – 18 August 1846) was an Irish politician in the United Kingdom House of Commons.

Butler was the son of Edmund Butler, 11th Viscount Mountgarret and Lady Henrietta Butler. He married Anne March, daughter of Thomas March, in 1800.[1] They had eleven children including:

  • Charlotte Juliana Butler (1778 – 26 October 1830)
  • Pierce Somerset Butler (1801–1865)
  • Reverend Edmund John Butler (1804–1873)
  • Henry Butler (1805–1881)
  • Somerset Butler (1808–1850)
  • Thomas Butler (1810–1848)
  • William Butler (1814–1847)
  • Walter Butler (1821–1900)

He was elected to the United Kingdom House of Commons as Member of Parliament for County Kilkenny in 1832, and held the seat until 1846. In the House he spoke against Tithe enforcement and against the continuation of the Act of Union.[2]
He served as M.P. with his son. Butler gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Kilkenny Militia. He died on 13 June 1846 at age 72.


  1. ^ "The peerage". Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Speeches in the house of Commons". Retrieved 14 February 2016.

Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2 )

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Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Pierce Butler

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon
John Butler, Earl of Ossory
Member of Parliament for County Kilkenny
1832 – 1846
With: William Francis Finn 1832–1837)
George Bryan 1837–1843
Pierce Somerset Butler 1843–1846
Succeeded by
Pierce Somerset Butler
Richard Smithwicke