BUTLER, WILLIAM 
- Born: 1807c Died: 1885
Amateur architect of Fenagh, Co. Carlow, active in the 1860s. William Butler, who was born circa 1807, was a tenant of Captain Denis William Pack-Beresford, M.P. for Co. Carlow,(1) for whom he designed additions to Fenagh Lodge, Co. Carlow, 1863, and a development of 'a better class of tenant residences' in the village of Fenagh. He died at the age of seventy-two on 2 February 1885 and was buried in the graveyard of Newtown church, Co. Carlow. His wife Catherine predeceased him, as did three sons.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the inscription on Butler's tombsone in Newtown churchyard.
(1) DB 5, 15 Jan 1863, 6.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for BUTLER, WILLIAM 
|Building:||CO. CARLOW, FENAGH, HOUSES|
|Nature:||Cottages for better class of tenant residences, for Capt. Beresford, MP, for Carlow. To cost about £65 each. Designed by Mr Butler (one of Capt. B's tenants)|
|Refs:||IB 5, 15 Jan 1863, 6; Patrick & Maura Shaffrey, Irish Countryside Buildings (Dublin, 1985), 21 (illus.)|
|Building:||CO. CARLOW, FENAGH LODGE|
|Refs:||Signed and dated drawings in the possession of Graf von Dehm, Fenagh Lodge (photocopies in IAA, RP.D.166.1)|