Biography of Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614

Around 1532 Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 was born to [his father] James "Lame" Butler 9th Earl Ormonde 2nd Earl Ossory 1501-1546 (31) and Joan Fitzgerald Countess Ormonde and Ossory 1509-1565 (23).

Before 21 Dec 1532 [his father] James "Lame" Butler 9th Earl Ormonde 2nd Earl Ossory 1501-1546 and Joan Fitzgerald Countess Ormonde and Ossory 1509-1565 were married.

On 26 Aug 1539 [his grandfather] Piers "Red" Butler 8th Earl Ormonde 1st Earl Ossory 1467-1539 (72) died. James "Lame" Butler 9th Earl Ormonde 2nd Earl Ossory 1501-1546 (38) succeeded 9th Earl Ormonde 1C 1328, 2nd Earl Ossory. Joan Fitzgerald Countess Ormonde and Ossory 1509-1565 (30) by marriage Countess Ormonde, Earl Ossory.

On 28 Oct 1546 [his father] James "Lame" Butler 9th Earl Ormonde 2nd Earl Ossory 1501-1546 (45) died. Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 (14) succeeded 10th Earl Ormonde 1C 1328, 3rd Earl Ossory.

In 1550 [his step-father] Gerald Fitzgerald 14th Earl Desmond 1533-1583 and Joan Fitzgerald Countess Ormonde and Ossory 1509-1565 (41) were married. They were second cousins. No issue. A political marriage; the age difference being twenty-four years. She was the eldest daughter of James Fitzgerald 10th Earl Desmond 1495-1529 (55). The marriage brought a temporary truce to the Desmond and Ormonde factions.

Wyatt's Rebellion

Diary of Henry Machyn January 1554. 27 Jan 1554. [The xxvij day of January the city sent into Kent a great number of men in white coats. The captains to command them, and the rest of their forces, were the duke of Norfolk (17), earl of Ormond (22), sir George Howard, [Possibly Hayward] and divers others. But many of the guards, and of the white-coats, deserted] them, and captaynes cam hom a-gayn. Wyatt (33) had gotten some of the late king's ordenanse; and so, after their removyng, cam towards Dartford with ys army towards London.

In 1563 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572. Around 1550 based on a work of around 1540.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Wyatt 1521-1554.

Around 1559 Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 (27) and [his wife] Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory 1534-1582 (24) were married. [his wife] She by marriage Countess Ormonde, Earl Ossory.

Diary of Henry Machyn July 1559. 11 Jul 1559. The xj day of July ther was mad a plasse [for the queen's] pensyoners to rune with-owt a tyltt with spayrers [spears]. [There were three] chalengers, my lord of Urmon (27), and ser John Paratt (30), and master [North], and ther wher (blank) deffenders boyth with spares [spears] and sw[ords.] Abowt v [5] of the cloke at after-non the Quen('s) (25) grace [came,] and the inbassadurs, and dyver lordes and lades stode [over the] gatt for to se; and after thay rane one chassy[ng the other], and after the Quen('s) grace cam down in-to the parke [and] toke her horse, and rod up to the bankett howse, [with] the inbassadurs and the lordes and lades, and so to soper [and] a maske, and after a grett bankett, and after grett castyng [of fire] and shutyng of gunes tyll xij [12] at nyght.

Around 1546. William Scrots Painter 1517-1553. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland before her accession painted for her father. Around 1570 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. In 1579 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. The Plimton Sieve Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1585 William Segar Painter 1554-1663. Ermine Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1592 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636. The Ditchley Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. After 1585 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland. Around 1563 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

On 02 Jan 1565 [his mother] Joan Fitzgerald Countess Ormonde and Ossory 1509-1565 (56) died.

On 10 Dec 1568 John Sheffield 2nd Baron Sheffield 1538-1568 (30) died. Edmund Sheffield 1st Earl Mulgrave 1565-1646 (3) succeeded 3rd Baron Sheffield of Butterwick in Lincolnshire.

Before 13 Nov 1581 [his future brother-in-law] Edmund Sheffield 1st Earl Mulgrave 1565-1646 and Ursula Tyrwhitt 1540-1618 were married. She by marriage Baroness Sheffield of Butterwick in Lincolnshire.

On 01 Sep 1582 [his wife] Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory 1534-1582 (47) died. She was buried in Westminster Abbey.

On 09 Nov 1582 Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 (50) and Elizabeth Sheffield Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory were married. She by marriage Countess Ormonde, Earl Ossory.

Before 04 Sep 1583 [his son] James Butler 1583-1589 was born to Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 and Elizabeth Sheffield Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory.

In 1588 Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 (56) was appointed 370th Knight of the Garter by his fifth cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (54).

In 1601 Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 (69) and Eleanor Barry Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory were married. They were half second cousins twice removed. She by marriage Countess Ormonde, Earl Ossory.

Before 1601 [his son] Thomas Butler 1600-1606 was born to Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 and Elizabeth Sheffield Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory.

Around Sep 1614 [his son-in-law] Richard Preston 1st Earl Desmond -1628 and Elizabeth Butler -1628 were married. The King imposed this marriage on Black Tom, Elizabeth's father, who did not want the royal favourite for a son-in-law but could not oppose the King's will.

On 22 Nov 1614 Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 (82) died. Walter Butler 11th Earl Ormonde 4th Earl Ossory 1559-1633 (55) succeeded 11th Earl Ormonde 1C 1328, 4th Earl Ossory. Helen Butler Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory by marriage Countess Ormonde, Earl Ossory.

In 1631 Thomas Somerset 1st Viscount Somerset 1579-1651 (52) and Eleanor Barry Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory were married. She by marriage Viscountess Somerset of Cashel.

[his son] Piers FitzThomas Butler -1601 was born to Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614.

[his daughter] Elizabeth Butler -1628 was born to Thomas "Black Tom" Butler 10th Earl Ormonde 3rd Earl Ossory 1532-1614 and Elizabeth Sheffield Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory.

John Power 1570-1600 and Eleanor Barry Countess Ormonde Countess Ossory were married.