Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Butler (Doon & Thornpark)

The Butlers of Doonemulvihill, county Clare and Thornpark, county Galway are descended from James Butler of Doonemulvihill and his wife, an O'Hogan of Cragmoher, county Clare. From Peter Butler, the third son of this couple, descend the Butlers of Bunnahow. In 1798 Henry Butler of Millbrooke, county Clare, son of James and Theresa Butler of Doone and Millbrooke, county Clare, married Ann daughter of Xaverius Blake of Oran Castle, county Galway and Doonmacreena, county Mayo. Their eldest son, James Blake Butler, lived at Glenwilliam. Their second son, Xaverius Blake Butler of Thornpark, is recorded as the owner of over 300 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. He also held over 150 acres in county Limerick and at the time of Griffith's Valuation, a house at North Richmond St, Dublin. In 1906 James Blake Butler owned over 200 acres of untenanted land at Carrowmoneash.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Thornpark Carrowmoneash Oranmore Galway Oranmore 56 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M381254
OS Sheet: 95
Discovery map: 46
Ballyline Ballyline Kiraghtis Ennis Crusheen 21 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R377 865
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 58
Doon Doon Inchicronan Gort Caher 149 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R438 909
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 52
Glenwilliam Drummanneen Inchicronan Ennis Crusheen 21 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R407 884
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Photostats of pedigrees of the Butler and related families, compiled by Thomas Blake Butler. GO MS 521-522; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Butler of Doonmulvihill, Millbrooke, Glenwilliam, Bunnahow, Walterstown, Ashfield, Co Clare, Mount Vernon, Co Galway, also Blake Butler & Butler Creagh, c 1680-1892. GO MS 177: 368-373; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of certificate of arms to Theobald Blake Butler with details of descent from Butlers of Glenwilliam, Millbrook, Doon, Srangalloon, Co Clare; of Boytonrath & Grallagh, Co Tipperary & from Barons Dunboyne, 26 Nov 1919. GO MS 111B:84; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Butler, 4 Apr 1860, Vol 15, 29-40 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Butler, Blake & Butler, 17 Apr 1860, Vol 29, 49-60; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Summary survey of lands of James Butler in baronies of Tulla Upper & Bunratty Upper 1812 & summary survey with historical notes of same lands, 1720. MS 1600; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources