Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Cahir

Thomas Butler, 1st Baron Cahir or Caher (died 1558) was an Irish peer.

Butler was the son of Thomas Butler of Cahir and Catherine Power.[1] He was elevated to the peerage of Ireland, 10 November 1543, by the title of Baron of Caher.[2] He married Eleanor Butler, fifth daughter of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond.[3] He lived in Cahir Castle and ruled much of the barony of Iffa and Offa West.

The Baron died in 1558 and was succeeded by his only surviving son and heir, Edmund Butler, 2nd Baron Cahir who died himself two years later.[4] As he had no legitimate male heirs, the title became extinct. It was, however, revived in favour of his first cousin, Theobald Butler, 1st Baron Cahir (of the second creation).[5]

See also

Butler dynasty


  1. Butlers of Cahir.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard (1866). A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. London: Harrison & Sons, p. 96.
  3. Burke, John (1826). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, Vol 1. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, p. 512.
  4. Cokayne, George Edward (1889). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant, Volume 2. London: G. Bell and Sons, p. 103.
  5. Lodge, Edmund, "The genealogy of the existing British peerage with brief sketches of the family history of the nobility.", 1832, pg 159.
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Cahir
Succeeded by
Edmund Butler

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