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Butler, James (1665-1745) 2nd Duke of Ormonde, statesman

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  • Ormonde, 2nd Duke of (Also known as)
Surname: Butler
Forenames: James
Gender: Male
Date: 1665-1745
Title: 2nd Duke of Ormonde
History: Succeeded to dukedom, 1688. Went to Holland with William III in 1691 and fought at Steenkir, 1692. Commanded troops sent against Cadiz and Vigo, 1702. Appointed commander-in-chief and captain-general and sent to Flanders, 1712. Impeached and attainted, 1715.
Biography: ODNB link for Butler, James (1665-1745) 2nd Duke of Ormonde, statesman
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275948 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P131800 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for James Butler
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1712 Aug 27: To the earl of Dartmouth from Ormonde, enclosing an estimate of forage requirements for...
The National Archives, Kew
2
1712 Jul 08: To Villars from Ormonde: he thanks him for the letter [ SP 87/7/20 ] on the surrender of...
The National Archives, Kew
3
1711-1712: Duke of Ormond, Major General William Cadogan, Henry Watkins, etc
The National Archives, Kew
4
1712 Oct 06: To the council of state [of the Spanish Netherlands] from Ormonde, requesting a safe...
The National Archives, Kew
5
1712 Oct 07: To Ormonde from Villars (extract): the French are about to open the trenches at...
The National Archives, Kew
6
1712 Sep 09: To the earl of Dartmouth from Ormonde: he has announced the four month cessation to the...
The National Archives, Kew
7
1712 Aug 13: To Ormonde from Villars: rumour of revolution in Britain. The British are hated by the...
The National Archives, Kew
8
1712 Aug 15: To Bulow from Ormonde, protesting at the Hanoverians accepting British deserters in...
The National Archives, Kew
9
1712 Jul 31: To Ormonde from Villars: he has made arrangements for the troops relieving the Dunkirk...
The National Archives, Kew
10
1712 Jul 28: To Villars from Ormonde, thanking him for the account of Denain. Notification of...
The National Archives, Kew
11
1712 Jul 25: To Ormonde from Villars: covering letter for SP 87/7/45. Dated at camp at Denain. f. 91
The National Archives, Kew
12
1712 Jul 24-1712 Jul 25: Account of the battle of Denain supplied to Ormonde by Villars. ff. 87-90
The National Archives, Kew
13
1712 Jul 17: To Villars from Ormonde: he has declared the cease-fire and is willing to exchange...
The National Archives, Kew
14
1712 Jul 16: To Villars from Ormonde: he intends to position himself and his small force between...
The National Archives, Kew
15
1712 Jul 16: To Villars from Ormonde: Prince Eugene marched that morning and all the foreign troops...
The National Archives, Kew
16
1712 Jul 16: To Villars from Ormonde, thanking him for returning Colonel Lloyd so promptly, and...
The National Archives, Kew
17
1712 Jul 16: To Ormonde from Villars: asking where Ormonde intends to move next day, and suggesting a...
The National Archives, Kew
18
1712 Jul 16: To Ormonde from Villars: he encloses a letter from the count de Lomont showing that all...
The National Archives, Kew
19
1712 Jul 15: To Villars from Ormonde: he hopes to inform him next day which troops are still...
The National Archives, Kew
20
1712 Jul 15: To Ormonde from Villars: the cease-fire is waiting only on the arrival of the English...
The National Archives, Kew
21
1712 Mar 07: [Philipe François] de Meulemeester [?to James Butler, second duke of Ormond]: he has...
The National Archives, Kew
22
1712 Jul 14: To Ormonde from Villars: he has sent Colonel Lloyd to Dunkirk, where the commanders have...
The National Archives, Kew
23
1712 Jul 13: To Villars from Ormonde: it is up to Villars to effect the cease-fire. He should send...
The National Archives, Kew
24
1712 Jul 12: To Villars from Ormonde: he has received letters from the court telling him that two...
The National Archives, Kew
25
1712 Jul 12: To Ormonde from Villars: he encloses a package for Ormonde from Colonels Abercrombie and...
The National Archives, Kew
26
1712 May 01-1712 Jun 04: To Ormonde from the duke of Württemburg: memorial requesting payment. f. 29
The National Archives, Kew
27
1712 May 30: Order of battle of Ormonde's army. ff. 23, 24
The National Archives, Kew
28
1712 May 01-1712 May 18: Breakdown of the troops in Ormonde's army by nationality and in whose pay they are. ff....
The National Archives, Kew
29
1712 May 15: Order of battle for Ormonde's army. ff. 9, 10
The National Archives, Kew
30
1712 Apr 18: To Ormonde from Lumley (extract): the enemy have prevented what was intended on the...
The National Archives, Kew
31
1712 Oct 21: [Philipe François] de Meulemeester [?to James Butler, second duke of Ormond]: he does...
The National Archives, Kew
32
1712 Sep 26: [Philipe François] de Meulemeester [?to James Butler, second duke of Ormond]: he...
The National Archives, Kew
33
1712 May 31: [Philipe François] de Meulemeester [?To James Butler, second duke of Ormond]: having...
The National Archives, Kew
34
1712 Dec 08: [Philipe François] de Meulemeester [?to James Butler, second duke of Ormond]: he hopes...
The National Archives, Kew
35
1712 Mar 09: M. Meulmeester to 'Milord' [?James Butler, second duke of Ormond] from : he has tried to...
The National Archives, Kew
36
1695 May 20: Adam Cardonnel [to the under secretary of state]: the king intends to join the army near...
The National Archives, Kew
37
1703-07: letter books
National Library of Ireland
38
1710-17: letter books
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
39
1718-19: letter book
British Library, Manuscript Collections
40
1718-19: letter book of corresp with Cardinal Jules Alberoni
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
41
1704-23: corresp (c70 items)
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Annual report 1977-78 p17
42
1702: corresp with Thomas Erle
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
NRA 1075
43
corresp and papers collected by Sir Robert Southwell
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
NRA 38887 Forster
44
corresp and papers
National Library of Ireland
See HMC 36 Ormonde MSS VIII
45
misc corresp and related material
Royal Archives
See HMC 56 Stuart MSS
46
1702: corresp (16 items)
Northamptonshire Archives
NRA 4485 Finch-Hatton
47
late 17thcent: commonplace book
National Library of Ireland
See Annual Return 2008
48
1736-38: corresp rel to Jacobite intrigues
Lewis Walpole Library
NRA 22339 Weston

See HMC 10th report Appendix 1
49
1686-1714: corresp with John Ellis, W Chapman, Lord Longford and others
British Library, Manuscript Collections
50
1703-04: letters from Lord Nottingham
British Library, Manuscript Collections

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