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DS 170-207 / DS 140-169 / DS 110-139 / DS 80-109 / DS 40-79 / DS 1-39

(DS207) Roy Butler (b. 28th August 1921, Slough UK)

Son of Lillian Victoria Butler(d.1983), at that time a domestic servant of Iver, Buckinghamshire, who listed her religion as "Wesleyan". Roy's half-sister wishes to contact him or his descendants.

(DS206) John Butler (b. c.1735 Ireland, d.Goshen, Mahoning Co., Ohio.)

Married Eleanor (ULN) b. c. 1739. Only one son survived infancy, Benjamin Butler b. 21 August 1762 in Burlington Co., NJ, d. 7 August 1828 in Goshen, Mahoning Co., Ohio. According to Perrin's "History of Stark County, Ohio" John & another boy, both sixteen years old, ranaway from home in Ireland and settled in NJ. Ancestors and descendants sought.

(DS205) Margaret Butler née Judge of Newfoundland alive 1918

Patrick Judge (1841-1918) and his wife Bridget née Lawlor (1850-1917) are buried at Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland. They were married in 1870 in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The headstone is inscribed "erected by his sister Margaret Butler": to whom was Margaret married?

(DS204) Dr Pleasant H. Butler born c.1790-1800 probably in South Carolina or Tennessee, USA

He served in the wars of 1812 in 5th regiment East Tennessee Militia and the degree of MD was conferred on him in 1822 at Transylvania College, Lexington KY. Who were his parents?

(DS203) Isabella Butler m. c.1870 Mr Oppenheim

Mr Oppenheim was of German extraction but living in England. Who was Isabella? Isabella Butler (1843-1933) m. 1868 Mr Oppenheim and had issue. She was dau. of James Butler 1810-1891 (m.1836 Emilia Mary née Fitzgerald) fourth surviving son of James Butler 23rd Lord Dunboyne 1780-1850 (m.1st. 1799 née O'Connell). With the death of Isabella's brother St John in 1905, the male line descended from James Butler(1810-1891) became extinct.(All according to Lord Dunboyne's files).

(DS202) Thomas Butler (b. 7 July 1868) m. 24 October 1893 Mary at Chertsey, Surrey

Descendants of Thomas and Mary are sought by the present owner (Canadian) of a family bible dating from about 1839 (who might be prepared to sell it). It also records the 1931 marriage of Gordon Charles Blackley (b. 20 April 1904) to Alice in Lambeth, London.

(DS201) James Butler b.c.1809 Warwickshire, UK, emigrated to Australia c.1837, d.3 Nov 1889 Seymour, Australia.

A man of considerable enterprise, who arrived in Australia with little and who built up a number of prosperous businesses, his origins remain obscure. The only hint comes from his death certificate which lists Warwick, UK as his birthplace.

(DS200) Richard Butler (soldier) b.c. 1915 Ireland, d.c.1945 Tunbridge Wells, Kent UK

He was of Irish origin and served as a despatch rider in the British Army. He had red hair and was probably between 25 and 32 years old when he died in 1945 or 1946.

(DS199) The Honourable James Butler of Halifax, Nova Scotia (early 1800's)

Listed as a benefactor of the St Patrick's Reformatory for Boys in Halifax and used the Ormond motto. His son Dr James Nicholas Butler moved to New York City in the mid 1800's.

(DS198) Tobias Butler (b.c.1835 Kilkenny, Ireland and emigrated to Australia before 1860)

He married Julia Jackson and their children were born in Australia, Thomas and George (1860 assumed to be twins), Julia b.1863, John Richard b. 1863, Tobias Peter b. 1866, Anne Elizabeth b. 1868, Stephen John b. 1871, John b. 1856, Sarah b. 1874. George subsequently moved to New Zealand in 1881, m. Agnes née Hardie 1883, living in Dunedin till his death in 1944.

(DS197) John Butler (b.1844 d.14 Sept 1914) of Walkin Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

Who were his parents? He died in the Kilkenny Workhouse. He had a daughter, Johanna, who married Joseph Sutton on 11 Sept 1887 at St Patrick's Chapel and emigrated to Manchester, England in 1893. Could this be the Johanna of DS22 below

(DS196) Thomas John Butler (alive 1895 London)

He and his wife Harriet née Ellingham lived at 52 Cundy Road, Custom House, West Ham, London, UK. He worked as a boiler maker. They had 7 or 8 children, one of whom Thomas John Anthony Butler ran away to sea, eventually settling in Australia.

(DS195) Charles Bartholomew Butler (late C19th / early C20th)

Married Mary Ann O'Connor probably in a Catholic church in Ireland and emigrated to England, settling in Kent. They had 22 children of whom 17 survived. The eldest was Bartholomew Charles, next Charles Bartholomew (b.c.1880 m. Mary Ann Tuff, they had a shop in Upstreet, Kent and later moved to Chatham), next Frederick. Relatives and ancestors sought.

(DS194) Patrick Butler (b.17 March 1834 probably Kilkenny, Ireland son of John Butler and Catherine Whelan)

Patrick's parentage is recorded on the certificate of his marriage to Margaret Brown in Victoria, Australia on 27 March 1864. Seeking records in Ireland. Patrick arrived in Australia on the "Saldanha" from Liverpool in 1854.

(DS193) William Butler (arrived New Orleans, USA on board "PRUDENCE" 30 April 1834)

Where did he originally come from ? He travelled with his wife Winifred Godfrey and a family of five sons (inc. James, Edmond, Patrick) and one daughter. They went to Jefferson Co., near Louisville, Kentucky for ten years and then moved to Iowa, eventually settling in Iowa Co. Iowa. A descendant of Patrick seeks help.

(DS192) Patrick Butler (b. c. 1830 Ireland, d. 1906 Stalybridge, near Manchester UK)

When and where was he born? Possibly Waterford. Patrick was son of a James Butler described as a Weaver on the certificate of Patrick's first marriage to Honorah / Hannah Moran in 1852. They had at least three children including Thomas (b. 1855 Stalybridge, m. Mary Doyle 1883 d. 1927 Stalybridge).

(DS191) Annie Butler b. 1883 Ireland, d. Glasgow, Scotland

Da. of Isabella Butler whose family at some point lived in Letterkenny, Ireland, and who also d. in Glasgow. Descendant in Australia, who is searching for info, thinks Annie may have been illegitimate.

(DS190) Burton Loyd Butler (B. 17 Mar 1879, d. 17 Dec 1942 DeKalb TX, USA)

He m. Mary Martha Hart b.31 Nov 1883 d. 15 Sep 1957 DeKalb, TX. He is thought to have had a brother in South California.

(DS189) Nathan G. Butler (b.c. 1808 N. Carolina, USA)

His first marriage (wife unknown) produced at least four offspring, Thomas, Martha F., William, and Esther A. He then m. Nancy Jane Mowery by whom a da. Belinda Adeline Butler b. 21 March 1854 Clarksville, Red River Co., Texas.

(DS188) Jon Butler (b. 25 April 1822 d. 17 Oct 1884) of West Royd Stanningley, near Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

He is the earliest Butler recorded on a family memorial stone in Farsey near Leeds. The family folklore is that he hailed from Ireland. A correspondent (whose husband's greatgrandfather was John's brother) writes that Jon (or more properly John) came from a very Yorkshire family, being son of Joseph Butler 1797-1870 who started a large iron foundry in Stanningley, the buildings of which still stand.

(DS187) Richard Butler d. 13 Feb 1890 buried at Waverley Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia

Richard is recorded on the family memorial stone mentioned above (see DS188) as one of Jon's sons.

(DS186) James Butler b.c.1854 Ireland, emigrant to Boston, USA aged 14, d.c. 1936 in St Louis aged 82.

Said to have been born in Kilkenny, to have been a volunteer drummer boy in a Boston Irish unit during the American Civil War, then a blacksmith and finally a firechief for many years in St Louis.

(DS185) Walter Butler b.1797 d.1888 agent to the Blakes of Menlo in Ireland.

In the early 19th century, this Butler family lived in the area of Drumsnav / Cleggan / Cornamona, in the barony of Ross, Co. Galway, Ireland. Who were Walter's ancestors ? Was his father one William Butler b. in England who settled in Kilkenny at Lord Ormond's invitation.

(DS184) Clara Butler b. 1881 in "Blaby RD" [sic]

Where is "Blaby RD"? Who were her parents? Her father is said to have originated from "Smethwick, Stafford". She m. 7 April 1907 Benjamin Idiens at Kings Norton Registry Office. Descendants have made contact.

(DS183) James Henry Butler b.1877 in Miami Co. Indiana USA d. 1940 Howard Co. Kokomo Indiana.

There is a family tradition that he was descended from Miami Indians. He m. Luella M. Rogers 23 April 1901 in Roann, Indiana.

(DS182) Townsend Butler of Fauquier Co. VA USA b.c. 1774

"Married a Blackwell lady" by whom a son Carter b.c.1800 d.c.1870 m. Elizabeth Amanda Caynor by whom thirteen children including Martin (m. Anna Heflin), James William b.1824, Susan Amanda, Armistead Bedford, Edward Louis, Alice, Marsha and Ellen. Armistead is an unusual name - check out DS24 below.

(DS181) William O. Butler m.c. 1870 Elizabeth Imogene Pickering, probably of Massachusetts USA, maybe of Martha's Vineyard.

Who were Willaim's parents? Their daughter Julia Pickering Butler b. 2 Dec 1878, d. 1917 Chicago, IL, m. 16 May 1897 Milwaulee, Wisonsin, John K. Stewart b.1870 d.1917. John Stewart acquired the Warner Instrument Co. in about 1912 and formed the Stewart Warner Gauge Co.

(DS180) Elizabeth Barrington Butler b.6 October ?1847? "in Edinburgh Castle, Scotland", d.30 July 1944 Adelaide, South Australia.

Also known as Eliza when young and Lillian later in life. Her father Thomas Butler was said to have been in the army and based at Edinburgh Castle when she was born. She may have had a brother called Richard. She married 29 April 1873, at the Registry Office Oxford, William John Symonds (b.9 May 1850 Wantage, Berkshire, UK). On the marriage certificate, her address was Castle Street, St Peter-le-Bailey, Oxford and her father is identified as "Thomas Butler, occupation Gentleman"; a witness was Emma Maria Butler. William and Elizabeth arrived in Australia on 25 Oct 1879 on "Lady Jocelyn" with two small sons Percival and Sydney. She continued to receive a small private income from England. Several more children were born in Australia including, Richard, Arthur Philip b.5 Dec 1886, William, Edmund, Walter, Margaret Theresa and Florence Lee. Their religion was Church of England.

(DS179) Hugh Butler fl early 1900's in Carrington, near Boston, Lincolnshire, UK

From Hugh and his wife Matilda are descended numerous Butlers in this area. It is thought that Hugh's parents came from Mareham Le Fen, a village between Boston and Horncastle. Any info ?

(DS178) John Butler b.1779 Burlington Co. New Jersey USA, d.1869 Armstrong Co. PA USA.

He m. 1802 at Mount Holly NJ Nancy née Higgins (b.1785 d.1865) and they subsequently moved to Armstrong PA where they lived till they died. John had a brother Peter b.1790.

(DS177) John M. Butler said to have been b.1838 in Alabama USA

Who were his parents? One so-far unverified source gives his parents as John Haynes Butler and Ann Dyer. The 1860 Census shows John m. Margaret A. née Philyaw with one son, Emory Marion Butler b. 15 March 1858. By 1870 it appears that Margaret has had another boy and two girls; Margaret and the two girls had died; John M. Butler has married Margaret's sister Caroline née Philyaw; John then died and Caroline moved with the two boys to Lauderdale Co. Alabama; Caroline, Emory Marion, and William Butler were living with Caroline's mother Elizabeth Philyaw née Butler who it is believed was aunt of John M. Butler. In about 1878 Emory Marion was to migrate to North East Arkansas, possibly to White Co., and then to Greene Co., Arkansas.

(DS176) Uriah Butler of Foxtrap, Newfoundland, d.14 March 1914 on the "Southern Cross" aged 39 years.

Uriah's parents are said to have been Charles and Annie Jane (d.11 Jan 1922 aged 72) who also had at least three other children, Diana, Martha and William (possibly William John or William Henry). Uriah m. Alice née Wiseman (d.10 Dec 1918 aged 42 at Foxtrap) by whom, Charles Freeman b.1900; Frederick b.Sept 1902; Florence b. 23 April 1904; James b.20 May 1906 d.12 Aug 1980; Beatrice b. 17 Dec 1909.

(DS175) Richard Butler b. c. 1605 England, d. 20 May 1676 Stratford CT USA.

Married in England c.1630 and emigrated to Massachusetts with his family and his brother William. They moved to Hartford CT where William died in 1648, then on to Woodbury CT where Richard founded the First Congregational Church, then to Stratford CT where Richard died, survived by two daughters Mary (m. Thomas Hicks) and Phebe (m. Benjamin Peat). This Richard would appear to be a different person to the founder of Hartford.

(DS174) Eleanor Sarah Godschall Johnson née Butler 1812-1854.

Married in London 1832 Ralph Edward Godschall Johnson. In a surviving letter, her mother signed herself as "A. Butler" and appears to have been living near the "West Gate" in Petworth or Winchester (England). Other relations called Fred and Fanny lived in Ireland. Any leads ?

(DS173) Sarah Singleton née Butler, b.c. 1785 Ireland, d.1840 Canada.

Believed to have eloped with Thomas Singleton (1781-1864) and moved to Canada c. 1810. What were her origins ? See HF 29 and HF 36: Sarah (1787-1840) was da. of Richard Butler (1741-1790) s. of William (1706-1765) s. of James (1665 -1723).

(DS172) Henry Butler m.c. 1820 Ellen (?Mary) Murphy fl 1820-30 Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

He died in Kingston of cholera. They had six children, Henry (b.29 Dec 1821), Elizabeth (b. 7 Dec 1823), Eleanor (b.19 March 1825), Mary (b. 15 Sept 1827), William (b. 26 Aug 1829) and Laurence (b. 5 Aug 1831).

(DS171) Sadie Butler b.c.1900 in Lodz region of Poland

She and her sister Dora together with their brothers Max and Abraham escaped the anti-Jewish pogroms and moved to England, France and USA. Butler is an unusual name for a Jewish family living in a small village in rural Poland - A descendant asks "Any theories please ?". Allen Butler writes that he found a possible answer on the internet http://www.ancestry.com/search/SurnamePage.aspx?html=b&ln=Butler&sourcecode=13304 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): occupational name for a bottle maker, from Yiddish BUTL "bottle" plus the agent suffix -ER

(DS170) Ellen / Eleanor Fanning née Butler b.c.1623 Ballynenodagh, Ardmayle, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, d.c. 1687-93 Stonington, New London, CT, USA.

Information from America indicates that she m. c. 1650 Edmund Fanning (b.c. 1620 in Ireland) and that they had migrated to USA by 1665. Any info? Lord Dunboyne advises that Ballynenodagh is the old name for Nodstown, Co. Tipperary and Ardmayle is the name of the parish in which Nodstown is situated. Very little seems to be known of Eleanor, who was presumably one of the extensive tribe of Nodstown Butlers, so this information about her marriage may now open some new lines of enquiry.

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DS 170-207 / DS 140-169 / DS 110-139 / DS 80-109 / DS 40-79 / DS 1-39