BUTLER, Arnold (by 1521-64), of Johnston, Pemb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Apr. 1554
Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1521, 1st s. of William Butler of Johnston. educ. M. Temple. m. by 1542, Ellen, da. of (Sir) John Wogan of Wiston, at least 1s.1

Offices Held

Constable of the marshal, M. Temple 1551.

Under sheriff, Pemb. 1542-3, sheriff 1557-8; sewer, the chamber by 1546; j.p. Pemb. and Haverfordwest 1555-d.2


The Butlers of Pembrokeshire, with their two main branches at Coedcanlass and Johnston, came from the Norman family of Dunraven in Glamorgan. Arnold Butler hailed from Johnston, which his grandfather Sir John Butler had acquired by marriage to the heiress of John Tankard of Johnston.