"Miss Butler" of Belturbet, is listed as owning land in Leitrim in the 1870s. The Butler family were Earls of Lanesborough and held extensive property in counties Cavan and Fermanagh. They were connected through marriage to other families who owned land in Leitrim, notably the La Touche family. Robert Herbert Butler, 3rd Earl of Lanesborough, had married Elizabeth, daughter of David La Touche, in 1781. Mary Butler, the daughter of the 2nd Earl had married into the Ponsonby family, Earls of Bessborough.