Biography of James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745

On 14 Nov 1659 [his father] Thomas Butler 6th Earl Ossory 1634-1680 (25) and Emilia Nassau Beverweert Countess Ossory 1635-1688 (24) were married at Den Bosch.

In 1649 Gerrit van Honthorst Painter 1592-1656. Portrait of Emilia Nassau Beverweert Countess Ossory 1635-1688.

On 29 Apr 1665 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 was born to [his father] Thomas Butler 6th Earl Ossory 1634-1680 (30) and Emilia Nassau Beverweert Countess Ossory 1635-1688 (30).

In 1673 William Stanley 9th Earl Derby 1655-1702 (18) and [his sister] Elizabeth Butler Countess Derby 1660-1717 (13) were married. They were half third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509. [his sister] She by marriage Countess Derby.

On 31 Aug 1676 Thomas Bruce 3rd Earl Elgin 2nd Earl Ailesbury 1656-1741 (20) and [his future sister-in-law] Elizabeth Seymour Countess Elgin Countess Ailesbury 1655-1697 (21) were married. They were fourth cousins. She a great x 5 granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

1738.François Harrewijn Painter 1700-1764. Portrait of Thomas Bruce 3rd Earl Elgin 2nd Earl Ailesbury 1656-1741.

On 30 Jul 1680 [his father] Thomas Butler 6th Earl Ossory 1634-1680 (46) died. He was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey the next day.

In 1682 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (16) and [his wife] Anne Hyde -1685 were married.

John Evelyn's Diary 17 July 1682. 17 Jul 1682. Came to dine with me, the Duke of Grafton (18) and the young Earl of Ossory (17), son to my most dear deceased friend.

In 1756 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788. Portrait of Henry Fitzroy 1st Duke Grafton 1663-1690 in his Garter Robes.

John Evelyn's Diary 07 December 1682. 07 Dec 1682. Went to congratulate [his father-in-law] Lord Hyde (40) (the great favorite) newly made Earl of Rochester, and lately marrying his eldest daughter to the Earl of Ossory (17).

In 1685 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Lawrence Hyde 1st Earl Rochester 1642-1711. Around 1686 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Lawrence Hyde 1st Earl Rochester 1642-1711 wearing his Garter Robes including the Garter Collar and holding his white Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

In 1685 [his wife] Anne Hyde -1685 died.

In 1685 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (19) and [his wife] Mary Somerset Duchess Ormonde 1664-1733 (21) were married.

Around 1695. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Mary Somerset Duchess Ormonde 1664-1733.

John Evelyn's Diary 27 October 1685. 27 Oct 1685. I was invited to dine at Sir Ste. Fox's (58) with my Lord Lieutenant, where was such a dinner for variety of all things as I had seldome seene, and it was so for the trial of a master cooke whom Sir Stephen (58) had recommended to go with his Lordship Into Ireland; there were all ye dainties not onely of the season, but of what art could add, venison, plaine solid meate, fowle, bak'd and boil'd meates, banquet [desert], &c. in exceeding plenty and exquisitely dress'd. There also din'd my Lord Ossory (20) and [his wife] Lady (the Duke of Beaufort's daughter) (21), my Lady Treasurer, Lord Cornbery (23), &c.

Before 1725. John James Baker Painter -1725. Portrait of Stephen Fox Paymaster 1627-1716. Before 1661. Remigius van Leemput Painter 1607-1675. Copy of Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 portrait of Henry Hyde, Viscount Cornbury and his first wife Theodosia Capell.

On 24 Jun 1686 Henry Horatio O'Brien -1690 and [his sister-in-law] Henrietta Somerset Countess Suffolk 1669-1715 (17) were married.

On 21 Jul 1688 [his grandfather] James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688 (77) died. His grandson James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (23) de jure 2nd Duke Ormonde, 2nd Marquess Ormonde 1C 1642, 13th Earl Ormonde, 6th Earl Ossory, 2nd Baronet Thirkleby. Mary Somerset Duchess Ormonde 1664-1733 (24) by marriage Duchess Ormonde England.

In 1715 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688. Around 1647 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688. Around 1678 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688 in his Garter Robes. Before 10 Sep 1687 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688.

On 28 Sep 1688 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (23) was appointed 496th Knight of the Garter by King James II (54).

Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King James II when Duke of York. Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. See Diary of Samuel Pepys 24 March 1666. Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II wearing his Garter Robes. Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of King James II.

Before 12 Dec 1688 [his mother] Emilia Nassau Beverweert Countess Ossory 1635-1688 died. She was buried 12 Dec 1688 in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.

John Evelyn's Diary 26 October 1690. 26 Oct 1690. Kinsale at last surrendered, meantime King James's party burn all the houses they have in their power, and among them that stately palace of Lord Ossory's (25), which lately cost, as reported, £40,000. By a disastrous accident, a third-rate ship, the Breda, blew up and destroyed all on board; in it were twenty-five prisoners of war. She was to have sailed for England the next day.

In 1691 Thomas Coventry 2nd Earl Coventry 1662-1710 (29) and [his sister-in-law] Anne Somerset Countess Coventry 1673-1763 (17) were married.

On 08 Mar 1692 [his former brother-in-law] Henry Hyde 2nd Earl Rochester 4th Earl Clarendon 1672-1753 (19) and Jane Leveson-Gower Countess Rochester Countess Clarendon -1725 were married.

In 1693 [his brother] Charles Butler 3rd Duke Ormond 1671-1758 (21) was created 1st Earl Arran 2C 1693.

On 02 Jan 1694 James Scott 1674-1705 (19) and [his former sister-in-law] Henrietta Hyde Countess Dalkeith 1677-1730 (17) were married. He a grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. [his former sister-in-law] She by marriage Countess Dalkeith.

In 1697 [his sister-in-law] Elizabeth Seymour Countess Elgin Countess Ailesbury 1655-1697 (42) died.

On 12 Jan 1697 Henry Nassau 1st Earl Grantham 1673-1754 (24) and [his sister] Henrietta Butler Countess Grantham -1724 were married. They were half first cousins.

John Evelyn's Diary 30 March 1699. 30 Mar 1699. My deceased son was buried in the vault at Wotton, according to his desire.

The Duke of Devon (59) lost £1,900 at a horse race at Newmarket.

The King (48) preferring his young favorite Earl of Albemarle (29) to be first Commander of his Guard, the Duke of Ormond (33) laid down his commission. This of the Dutch Lord (29) passing over his head, was exceedingly resented by everybody.

Before 1708 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707. In 1697 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707. Around 1660 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707. Around 1655. Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707. Around 1680 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of King William III of England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 wearing his Garter Collar.

John Evelyn's Diary 07 May 1699. 07 May 1699. The Duke of Ormond (34) restored to his commission. All Lotteries, till now cheating the people, to be no longer permitted than to Christmas, except that for the benefit of Greenwich Hospital. Mr. Bridgman, chairman of the committee for that charitable work, died; a great loss to it. He was Clerk of the Council, a very industrious, useful man. I saw the library of Dr. John Moore, Bishop of Norwich, one of the best and most ample collection of all sorts of good books in England, and he, one of the most learned men.

On 24 Jun 1700 Bishop Thomas Vesey 1st Baronet 1668-1730 (32) was ordained as a Priest after which he was appointed Archdeacon of Tuam and chaplain to James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (35).

In Apr 1705 Henry Howard 6th Earl Suffolk 1670-1718 (35) and [his sister-in-law] Henrietta Somerset Countess Suffolk 1669-1715 (36) were married.

On 03 Jun 1705 or 18 Sep 1721 [his brother] Charles Butler 3rd Duke Ormond 1671-1758 (50) and Elizabeth Crew Countess Arran 1679-1756 (26) were married. She by marriage Countess Arran.

Around 1750. Christian Fredericke Zincke Painter 1683-1767. Miniature portrait of Elizabeth Crew Countess Arran 1679-1756.

On 21 May 1706 John Annesley 4th Earl Anglesey 1676-1710 (30) and [his niece] Henrietta Stanley Countess Anglesey 1687-1718 (19) were married. [his niece] She by marriage Countess Anglesey.

In 1717. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Henrietta Stanley Countess Anglesey 1687-1718.

On 21 Oct 1710 [his son-in-law] John Ashburnham 1st Earl Ashburham 1687-1737 (23) and Mary Butler Baroness Ashburnham -1713 were married. She by marriage Baroness Ashburnham of Ashburnham in Sussex.

On 02 May 1711 [his former father-in-law] Lawrence Hyde 1st Earl Rochester 1642-1711 (69) died. His son Henry Hyde 2nd Earl Rochester 4th Earl Clarendon 1672-1753 (38) succeeded 2nd Earl Rochester 2C 1682. Jane Leveson-Gower Countess Rochester Countess Clarendon -1725 by marriage Countess Rochester.

On 24 Jul 1714 [his former son-in-law] John Ashburnham 1st Earl Ashburham 1687-1737 (27) and Henrietta Stanley Countess Anglesey 1687-1718 (27) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ashburnham of Ashburnham in Sussex.

On 10 Aug 1715 [his sister-in-law] Henrietta Somerset Countess Suffolk 1669-1715 (46) died at Audley End House Saffron Walden.

On 20 Aug 1715 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (50) was attainted for having supported the Jacobite cause. His estates and honours were forfeit. His banner as a Garter Knight was removed from St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

In 1717 [his sister] Elizabeth Butler Countess Derby 1660-1717 (57) died. She was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.

On 26 Jun 1718 [his niece] Henrietta Stanley Countess Anglesey 1687-1718 (31) died. Her daughter Henrietta Ashburnham 5th Baroness Strange Knockin 1716-1732 (2) succeeded 5th Baron Strange Knockin 4C 1628.

On 31 Mar 1723 Edward Hyde 3rd Earl Clarendon 1661-1723 (61) died. His first cousin [his former brother-in-law] Henry Hyde 2nd Earl Rochester 4th Earl Clarendon 1672-1753 (50) succeeded 4th Earl Clarendon 1C 1661, 4th Baron Hyde of Hindon in Wiltshire. Jane Leveson-Gower Countess Rochester Countess Clarendon -1725 by marriage Countess Clarendon.

On 11 Oct 1724 [his sister] Henrietta Butler Countess Grantham -1724 died.

On 30 May 1730 [his former sister-in-law] Henrietta Hyde Countess Dalkeith 1677-1730 (53) died.

In 1732 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (66) was living in Avignon where he was seen by the writer Mary Wortley Montagu née Pierrepoint 1689-1762 (42).

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Mary Wortley Montagu née Pierrepoint 1689-1762. Around 1718 Johnathan

On 27 Sep 1732 William Clavering Cowper 2nd Earl Cowper 1709-1764 (23) and [his niece] Henrietta Nassau 2nd Countess Cowper 1712-1747 (19) were married. [his niece] She by marriage Countess Cowper.

On 19 Nov 1733 [his wife] Mary Somerset Duchess Ormonde 1664-1733 (69) died. On 25 Nov 1733 she was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey.

On 16 Nov 1745 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (80) died. His coffin-plate says 05 Nov 1645. He was buried in the Duke of Ormonde Vault Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey. His brother [his brother] Charles Butler 3rd Duke Ormond 1671-1758 (74) de jure 3rd Duke Ormonde (he didn't claim the title since his brother the second duke had been attainted for supporting the Jacobite rebellion), 3rd Marquess Ormonde 1C 1642, 14th Earl Ormonde, 7th Earl Ossory, 3rd Baronet Thirkleby.

[his son] Unamed Butler was born to James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 and Mary Somerset Duchess Ormonde 1664-1733.

[his daughter] Mary Butler Baroness Ashburnham -1713 was born to James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 and Mary Somerset Duchess Ormonde 1664-1733.

[his daughter] Unamed Butler was born to James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 and Mary Somerset Duchess Ormonde 1664-1733.

[his daughter] Unamed Butler was born to James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 and Anne Hyde -1685.