Well, today I was quite gobsmacked to discover that there exists an ancient Butler Dynasty which includes the Earls of Ormond. If any link from my ancestors to this lineage is found by yours truly (doubtful!) it will probably be in the line of Laurence Washington of Sulgrave Manor who married Margaret Butler on August 3, 1588 in Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire.
But these folk lived so far back in the mists of time that uncertainty is the foggy result of looking into such ancients goings-on! Still, here’s a link in case you’re curious: