Edward Butler, 1st Viscount Galmoye
Sir Edward Butler, 1st Viscount Galmoye (d. 1653) was the son of Piers FitzThomas Butler and the Honourable Katherine Fleming. His father was the illegitimate son of Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond. Edward Butler was invested as a Knight on 1 November 1619. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Kilkenny, Ireland in 1640. In 1646 he attended the Confederation of Kilkenny. He was created 1st Viscount Galmoye on 16 May 1646. He lived at Galmoy Castle, County Kilkenny. He died in 1653 and was succeeded by his grandson, Edward Butler.
Marriage and issue
The Viscount married the Honourable Anne Butler, daughter of Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret, a distant cousin.
They had two sons:
- Piers Butler of Duiske, Barrowmount, County Kilkenny who died in 1650.
- Thomas Butler
- Burke, John, A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire., Vol 1, pg 502.
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