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John Butler, 2nd Marquess of Ormonde

The Marquess of Ormonde

MonarchQueen Victoria
In office
In office
Personal details
Born(1808-08-24)24 August 1808
Died(1854-09-25)25 September 1854
Spouse(s)Frances Jane Paget

John Butler, 2nd Marquess of Ormonde, KP (24 August 1808 – 25 September 1854) was an Irish politician and peer.

An autumn in Sicily (1850)


He was the son of James Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde and Grace Louisa Staples. He married Frances Jane Paget, daughter of General Hon. Sir Edward Paget, GCB and Lady Harriet Legge, on 19 September 1843.[1][2]

He held the office of a Lord-in-waiting between 1841 and 1852 and between 1853 and 1854 He was invested as a Knight, Order of St Patrick (K.P.) in 1845. He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for County Kilkenny in 1830, and held the seat until 1832.[3]

He was the author of An Autumn in Sicily, Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1850.[4]

Marriage and children

The Marquess and Marchioness had four sons and two daughters:

He was succeeded by his eldest son. His grave can be found in St Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny.[5]


  • Butler, John (1850). Autumn in Sicily. Dublin: Hodges and Smith.


  1. ^ "The Peerage". Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Lords of the Castle". Archived from the original on 20 July 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ Mosley, Charles, editor. (2003). Burke's Peerage, . :. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "An Autumn in Sicily". Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Historic graves". Retrieved 12 February 2016.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Duncannon
Charles Clarke
Member of Parliament for County Kilkenny
With: Viscount Duncannon
Succeeded by
Pierce Butler
William Francis Finn
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Morton
Succeeded by
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
James Wandesford Butler
Marquess of Ormonde
Succeeded by
James Arthur Butler