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Surname Butler
First name Unknown (James?)
Nickname  
Dating 1400?
Location Gowran
Life dates  
Title  
Close relatives wife - Sabine (Sadhbh) MacMurrough Kavanagh
Type of the object tomb effigy
Place of manufacturing
(place of burial)
 
Place of exposition St. Mary's parish church, Gowran, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Date of manufacturing first half 16th century
Artist
Comments

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Title: Gowran Church, Gowran, County Kilkenny - Effigy of a Butler Knight
Author: Rae, Edwin
Issue Date: 2008
Description: (handwritten on back of image): C340, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny: St. Mary's parish church: tomb of knight, upper part (multiple images on file)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/16386
Role: Collector
Culture: Irish
Material (Support): stone
Period: Late Medieval
Work: sculpture
Appears in Collections: TRIARC - Edwin Rae Collection (Digital Image Collection)

Tomb of a Butler Knight, St. Mary's Church, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

St Mary's Church
Collegiate Church, Effigial Tombs and Ogham Stone
The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to state it's full name, is a really wonderful 13th century building. This rectangular church has undergone many changes over the years. The original chancel was removed and replaced by a 19th century Parish Church, the superb central tower was vastly modified in the 14th or 15th century and the crenellations were added to the church. The church was served by a college of clerics, rather than monks, who lived in a nearby house.
There are a number of effigial tombs are situated in the chancel at St Mary's. Two of them are altar tombs. The first one pictured above bears the damaged carving of an unkown Butler knight. The sides of the tomb are decorated with carvings of the twelve apostles and the Butler coat of arms. resting at his feet is his dog, a symbol of loyalty.
Two the west of the single altar tomb is a double tomb. It features the effigies of two unknown Butler knights. It is believed they are 15th century carvings depicting Butlers from Paustown or Neigham. There feet are also resting on there loyal dog. The crucifixion, below left, appears on the west end of the tomb.

Effigy at St.Mary's church, Gowran, Co.Kilkenny,
possibly of Sir James Butler (though there are other Butler possibilities).

Sir James Butler (see here and here),
mar Sabine (Sadhbh) MacMurrough Kavanagh,
both bur Callan, Co.Kilkenny,
had issue:
Edmund Butler, born est c.1460, ancestor of Butler of Newchome, Co.Kilkenny
Theobald Butler.
Edmund and Theobald were (unfairly) disbarred from the title, because they were born before the parents got dispensation for their marriage.

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Personal Data
Surname Unknown
First name Unknown
Nickname  
Dating 1400?
Location Kilkenny
Life dates  
Title  
Close relatives  
Type of the object tomb effigy
Place of manufacturing
(place of burial)
Franciscan Friary, Kilkenny, Ireland
Place of exposition National Museum, Dublin, Ireland
Date of manufacturing 1500-1550
Artist
Comments

Part of tomb lid with figure of knight
Stone
1500-1550
Franciscan Friary, Kilkenny

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