BUTLER, Sir Richard, 7th Bt. (1761-1817), of Cloughrenan, co. Wicklow.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1801 - 1802

Family and Education

b. 14 July 1761, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Butler, 6th Bt., MP [I], by Dorothea, da. of Ven. Edward Bayley, DD, archdeacon of Dublin. educ. Trinity, Dublin 1778. m. 23 Aug. 1782, Sarah Maria, da. of Thomas Newenham, MP [I], of Coolmore, co. Cork, 6s. 2da. suc. fa. as 7th Bt. 7 Oct. 1772.

Offices Held

MP [I] 1783-90, 1796-1800.


Butler was one of the Irish county Members who joined opposition to the Union in February 1800.1 He had not taken his seat at Westminster by 25 Mar. 1801 and made no mark there. In the chief secretary’s list of Irish Members in 1801, ‘Tony Lumpk[in]’ appears against his name. He was defeated in 1802. In 1807 his heir aspired to the seat. Butler died 16 Jan. 1817.2

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Arthur Aspinall


  • 1. Cornwallis Corresp. iii. 182; HMC Fortescue, vi. 118.
  • 2. Gent. Mag. (1817), i. 183 gives 15 Jan.