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Richard Butler, 1st Viscount Mountgarret was born in 1500 AD and died on 20 May 1571. He was the son of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormonde and Lady Margaret FitzGerald. He married, firstly, Eleanor Butler, daughter of Theobald Butler. He was created 1st Viscount Mountgarret in 1550.

He was one of the ten people named in Act for the Settlement of Ireland 1652 as leaders of the Royalist forces in Ireland.


  • Lady Eleanor Butler (d. a 1601), married Thomas Butler, 2nd Baron Caher, son of Sir Theobald Butler, 1st Baron Caher, without issued.
  • Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret (b. b 1562-1602), married Grizel FitzPatrick and had issued.


Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
New creation
Viscount Mountgarret
1550 – 20 May 1571
Succeeded by
Edmund Butler


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