ARRAN. Richard Butler, Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland. 14279



Printed Commission, completed in manuscript, signed ‘Arran’ at head, as Lord Deputy of Ireland, appointing “John Braddock to be Major of the Militia Regiment of Foot under the Command of the Lord Mayor of Dublin as Collonel”. Countersigned ‘W.Ellis’. 17 x 11½ inches, the Earl’s wafer seal affixed, minor tears, stains and defects, lower left corner torn away. From the Enys Collection. At his Majesties Castle of Dublin, 8 July 1682. An impressive Irish Warrant or Commission. Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran, Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan, Viscount Tullough (1639 – 1686), Irish peer, the fourth son of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde. He was created Baron Butler of Cloughgrennan, Viscount Tulloogh and Earl of Arran (having purchased the Arran islands) in May 1662 in the Peerage of Ireland. In 1673, as a reward for his bravery in the sea fights against the Dutch, he was created Baron Butler of Weston in the Peerage of England.