Butler, John, (1731-1800)

O'Connor, Thomas (2004) Butler, John, (1731-1800). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.

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Butler, John, (1731-1800) catholic bishop of Cork, was the third son of Edmond Butler, 18th Lord Dunboyne, of Grange, co. Tipperary and Anne Grace of Shanganagh, co. Tipperary. The Grange Butlers, a landed family, were part of the network of Butler families and dependents which covered much of South Leinster and Munster. A relative was archbishop of Cashel. His older brothers Pierce and Edmond were already soldiering in France when John decided on a career in the church.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: John Butler
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
Item ID: 378
Depositing User: Thomas O'Connor
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2006
Journal or Publication Title: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes

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