He was a Member of Parliament (MP) of the Irish House of Commons for Cavan County from 1727 to 1756. The latter year he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan.
He had married in 1719 to Judith Barry, daughter of James Barry of Newton Barry, and had the following children:
He died in August 1759 and was succeeded in the barony by his son Robert.
|Parliament of Ireland|
Parliament for Cavan
with Charles Coote 1727–1751
Hon. Brinsley Butler 1751-1756
1727 – 1756
Brinsley Butler, Lord Newtown-Butler
Hon. Barry Maxwell
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