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(DS79) John Butler (alive 1640), merchant, of Galway

Married Jeanne Bodkin (she may or may not have been the daughter of a mayor of Galway). Their son John (b.1641) married, on 19 February 1675 at La Rochelle, Marguerite Butler, daughter of Richard Butler (see DS78). Who were the ancestors of John ?

(DS78) Richard Butler (1610-1680) Merchant of La Rochelle

Migrated from Ross, Ireland to La Rochelle, France by 1655 in which year he married Magdeleine Courcoisin (d. 1681). His parents are believed to have been Robert Butler, merchant of Ross, and Margaret née Archer. In November 1645, Richard entered into an agreement with two French bankers from Bordeaux, represented by Violle, under seal of a notary in La Rochelle, in which it is stated he was then resident of Ross. Who were the ancestors of Robert ?

(DS77) William Butler b.c.1775 Cripplegate Parish, Woolen & Cloth Manufacturer of Quarry Colt, Kent, UK

Married Jane (?) in 1803 by whom (it is believed) James, John & Edmond. James (1807-1879) Tailor & fabric manufacturer m. Elizabeth Ann Bedford Pim (1810-1875) and arrived in Sydney, Australia c.1841. His brothers John Sedgefield Butler 1805-1875 and Edmond Butler both also settled in Australia. Seeking William's forebears.

(DS76) Benjamin Butler b.c.1843 West Bromwich, Staffordshire, UK

Son of William Butler. Benjamin m. Middlesborough, Yorkshire, 4 Sept 1864 Elizabeth Connor. The Marriage Certificate gives the name of Benjamin's father as William Butler (Roller)[Midlands Iron / Steel Industry. ed.]. A search has revealed two Benjamins s/o Williams in West Bromwich at the relevant time and, without knowing the name of Benjamin's mother, it is difficult to distinguish between the two. Benjamin (occupation Shipwright ? on the Clyde) died before 1904 when his eldest son Benjamin married.

(DS75) Charles Butler - Potomac River Valley USA - born c.1803

There is a long line of Charles Butlers living in and around the Potomac River Valley. The earliest one traced so far was b. c.1803. Where did he come from and who were his parents ?

(DS74) Lydia Butler b.26 Sept 1793 near Oxford, England & d.1869

Who were her parents ? She m.1816 Thomas Mallam (b.1786) who was an auctioneer as was their son James Richard Butler (who m. at Islip). [It now appears that Lydia was da. of James Butler (1750-1825) and Jane née Slatter (1756-1820) see Happy Families Q6 and associated queries. Today there are branches of this family in South Africa and New Zealand]

(DS73) Dayton Kelsey Butler US Army Lieutenant in WW2 (Philippines)

Last known address Sebastopol, CA, USA. Any news of ?

(DS72) Thomas E. Butler (1826-1902) b. Co. Tipperary, Ireland 1826 & migrated to Cincinatti, OH, USA by 1865

Married (when & where unknown) Mary Martin (1837-1893) by whom William (b.1865), Thomas (b.1867), James (b.1860), John Francis (b.1871), all of whom baptised at All Saints Catholic Church, Cincinatti (witnesses to these baptisms included Patrick, Bridget, Elizabeth, William & Mary Butler). Family then believed to have moved to Osage Co. Kansas where Helen b. 1874. Thomas E. Butler said to have had a brother Richard (1835-1900) b. Lisnatrubaid, Co. Tipperary, Ireland (now known as: Horse & Jockey)- Was Thomas born there too ? Seeking ancestors and descendants.

(DS71)Eliza Butler b. 1838 Ireland m. John McDonald. (Migrants to USA).

Eliza died 3 Dec 1908 in Yellowstone, Wisconsin, USA and John (b. Ireland 13 June 1832) died 21 Jan 1917 also in Yellowstone. Seeking Eliza's origins. Eliza had five children (1) Catherine m. Peter Maudt (2) Mary m. James Coffey (3) John "Tug" m. Myrtle Harris (4) Marcella m. Ole Kammerude (5) Patrick m. Mary Collentine.

(DS70) Parents of Ephraim Niles Butler b.1820 in OH, USA.

Ephraim was b. 22 Jun 1820 in OH, USA (source 1870 Census, Crawford Co. IL) and d. 28 Aug 1874 Crawford Co. IL. m. 28 Sept 1843 Perry Co. IN Catherine Tobin by whom Margaret A., George W., Alice Elizabeth, Rosalie, Amanda, William, and Benjamin Franklin (b.26 Mar 1863 d. 19 May 1910 m. 4 Jan 1884 Martha Ellen Howell).

(DS69)Arthur John Butler b. 18 July 1878 Borris, Co. Carlow

Educ. Pococke College, Kilkenny 1872-1875 then Santry School, Portarlington; BA Queens Univ. Ireland 1910. School teacher - Ulster, York, London, Uttoxeter, Newcastle, Poulton-le-Fylde, Rishworth and, 1918-1937 The Hulme Grammar School, Oldham. Seeking ancestors and descendants.

(DS68)James Anthony Butler (19th Cent) of Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.

Seeeking ancestors and descendants.

(DS67)Robert Butler c. 1710-1769 Bertie Co. North Carolina USA

What are Robert's origins. He is thought to have migrated south to Bertie Co. from Isle of Wight, Virginia or Surry, Virginia. Married Ann Wood by whom Charles b.1741 d.1881 Sampson Co. NC who is said to have had son Robert b. 1771 Duplin Co. NC, d.1839 Sampson Co. and daughter Sarah Jane b.1804 Sampson Co. d.1885 Sampson Co.

(DS66) John P. Butler (Aug 1838 - 14 Nov 1909) Wilkes Barre area PA, USA.

Married Elizabeth "Eliza" Berger (Aug 1837 - 14 Nov 1869) by whom seven children, (1) Silvester b.1856 (2) Ahnor "Annie" b. 1859 m.1883 Richard Hutchison (3) Elizabeth Ann b.1860 who believed to have born William Reilly Butler 1878 illegitimate prior to m. Matthew McLaughlin (4) Hester b.1861 m. William Hopkins (5) Ellen b.1862 (6) Margaret "Maggie" b.1866 m. James Duggan (7) Isabella m. Owen Scary.

(DS65) Henry Butler m. Sarah Brixey 1804 Christchurch, Hants, UK

Did this couple have children ? Evidence sought of a link to one James Butler, believed born near Ringwood, Hants, c.1790-1810, who is said to have named his eldest daughter Sarah Bricksey Butler after his mother, and his eldest son was called Henry.Ed: There is an outside chance that this enquiry might be linked to Happy Families Q255.

(DS64) Sarah Butler b. 1711 Rockingham Co. New Hampshire, USA.

Married James Prescott 27 Nov 1733. Who were her parents ? Maybe father's name was Ralph Butler.

(DS63) William Butler (Sea Captain) d. Pittsburgh PA ca 1824

Born (?) possibly Dublin, Kilkenny or Killarney, son of James, m. ca 1788-1792 Bucks Co. PA Mary Brelsford by whom (in PA, NJ, &NYC) John 17 March 1793, Hannah 21 Feb. 1795, James 22 Mar. 1796, Maria 7 May 1797, Thomas 30 Apr. 1800 (d.30 Mar 1802), Eliza 10 May 1803, William 10 Dec. 1805 and Thomas 23 Feb 1808.

(DS62) Daniel Butler (1698-1758) and his wife Betty (1689-1760).

Both d. at Bromham, UK. but where were they born. Their children included Daniel b.1733 in Corsham m. Grace by whom 10 children in Bromham. A descendant of this Daniel, Daniel William Butler 1840-1924 is believed to have been involved with Sir Reginald Butler (of Devizes) in setting up North Witshire Dairy Co. which was merged into United Dairies in 1915. Unusual Butler first names in this extended family include Jacob, Jasper, Edwin, Aaron, Israel, Isaac and Noah. Associated place names include Rowde, Poulshot, Seend, and Potterne. (see also Happy Families Q433 and Butler Journal ii,251)

(DS61) Jessie Butler (born c. 1890 possibly in Louisiana or Mississippi, USA)

Married firstly Lucinda by whom three children, and then secondly Mary Danage (d.1939) from Transylvania, Louisiana, by whom six children.

(DS60) James Butler of "Butler and Reeves" New York City, early 1900's.

James Butler is thought to have emigrated from Kilkenny to New York around 1900. Together with a Mr Reeves, he founded "Butler & Reeves" said to have been "the first food Supermarket in New York". They prospered and others from Kilkenny emigrated to work for him; a Kilkenny connection is said to have ensured employment. He is rumoured to have liked horse racing and may have owned some horses. The historian of Marymount School, New York, writes that James was indeed very fond of horses and built the Empire City Racetrack in Yonkers. He had an estate called Eastview in Westchester and was an original benefactor of Marymount College in Tarrytown and also helped to establish Marymount School of New York on Fifth Avenue. Ten of his grandchildren attended this school at the same time. His cousin Mother Marie Joseph Butler RSHM was the founder of the Marymount network of schools. He died in 1936 and is interred in the crypt of Marymount Tarrytown's chapel along with his son Pierce (died in WW1) and his wife Mary Ann. His son James died falling off a horse in 1940. More information can be found in Stephen Birmingham's book "Real Lace" (Syracuse University Press 1973)

(DS59) Robert Butler, alive London c.1790, father of Phineas Butler (1791-1843)

Robert and his wife Mary had two sons, both baptised in London, Robert b. 1789, and Phineas b. 1791. Unable to find record of the marriage in London. Could it be that Robert and Mary came to London from Ireland or elsewhere in the 1780's ? See Happy Families Q46, Q219, Q229, & Q256 - The name Phineas is believed to have been introduced to this branch from the Parkinson family in 1737. Current members of this family known of in London, Somerset and Australia. Thanks for replies.

(DS58) Christopher Butler d.1729 South Carolina USA

Christopher Butler b.1702 d.1729 SC married Abigail by whom (1) Christopher b. 27 Feb 1723/4 SC (2) Henritte b. 19 Aug 1725 SC, d. 29 June 1758 SC, m. Claudius Pegus (3) Samuel b. 11 Sept 1727 SC. Subsequently Abigail married again one Abraham Bond.

(DS57) Preston Butler (19th cent. Photographer) Springfield, Illinois, USA.

Harry Butler (b. 4 April 1877)was son of Preston Butler who was a photographer said to have photographed Abraham Lincoln. Preston is thought to have been was one of many children. Who were Preston's parents and where did they come from ?

(DS56) Mary Francis Butler alive Tennessee 1860

Recorded aged 12 in the 1860 census of Henderson Co. Tennessee. Believed to have married a Woods, Nickols or Nichols, and lastly a Rhodes.

(DS55) John Butler d. before 1751 Newburyport, Mass.

Married to Sarah (d.1757) by whom he had a least on child John b.c.1715. "The Family of Rev. John Butler" by Charles B. Fillebrown (privately published) refers.

(DS54) Thomas and John Boteler (15th cent) of Solihull, Warwickshire.

In the 16th Century this family is believed to have migrated to Germany and Switzerland. See Happy Families Q230.

(DS53) Richard Butler 16th cent. "Pirate" (born Clonmel, Co. Tipperary).

Possibly the first recorded Irishman to set foot on American soil, he visited what is now N. Carolina on the 1584 and 1585 expeditions sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh. Subsequently he was Captain of a privateer owned by Raleigh. Arrested in Portugal in 1592, he said in a deposition that he was "a native of Waterford". He was convicted of piracy and espionage in Madrid. In 1596 his death sentence was commuted to one of life in the galleys. His ancestry is now a hot topic. Q321 in "Happy Families" refers, where the suggestion was made that he might have been the Richard who was brother of the Edward Butler of Clonmel who d.1619 (B.T.R., 170)

(DS52) Charles Snidow Butler - 19th Cent. West Virginia probably Summers and Mercers Co.

Father of Donald Lewis Butler.

(DS51) Henry Albert Butler b.c.1860 Mass. USA

Moved to the Jamestown area of NY and married Florence Henrietta Wells.

(DS50) Thomas Butler (b.1740) married Ann Dalrymple

They emigrated to USA in 1759, probably from Ireland.

(DS49) Margaret Butler from Cappoquin, Co. Waterford emigrated to Australia 1850's

Where she married Robert Wells Campbell who had sailed from New York to Australia in 1853 and whose bithplace is given as Upper Canada. A Bridget Butler signed as a witness on the marriage certificate. Margaret's parents are given as John Butler (Land Steward) and Mary Maylegan.

(DS48) Margaret Butler of Co. Kilkenny married to Michael Veale (19th Cent)

Their child Margaret Mary Veale born in 1881. Eileen O'Neill-Boyle writes that her grandmother was Mary Catherine ("Molly") Veale who was b. 1877 in Ballyglassoon near Piltown, Kilkenny, sixth out of the ten children of Michael and Margaret Veale (nee Butler). According to "Molly", Margaret Mary was the eighth child and was b. 1884. The ten children were John, Catherine, Michael, Thomas Veale 1, James, "Molly", Brigid, Margaret Mary, Thomas Veale 2, Edward (Ned).

(DS47) John Butler born 15 April 1839 Co Clare. Emigrated to USA c.1861

Said to have left Ireland via Liverpool accompanied by his brothers. In 1867 aged 28 he married Mary Long (aged 13 daughter of James Long and Mary Fitzjarris Long) in New York where they lived till c.1881 when they moved to Sedalia, Missouri. Any info on his Irish origins.

(DS46) Walter Butler b.c.1794 in CT or PA, USA

Married Amanda Beeman by whom: Nelson (b.1824 PA), Burton (b.1827 PA), Meallia (b.1830 IL), Clarrissa (b.1835 PA), James (b.1838 PA), Ellen (b.1844 PA). Last known of residing in Wisconsin 1850.

(DS45) William Butler b.c.1208, m.c.1233 Camerton.

His daughter, Maud, m. Helston 1255 Edward Godolphin.

(DS44) Austin Butler m. Clarissa Petybone USA 19th. cent

Their son Frank Alvin Butler was born 1876 Mahaska Co. Iowa. Frank m. Laura Ann Gorsuch June 1898 by whom five children (1) Dewey Danial (2) Lewis George (3) Rosa (4) Cecil Max (5) Helen Mary.

(DS43) Kazimierz Butler (20th cent. Polish) descended from Ernest-Alexander Butler d.1637 in Poland.

Trying to trace a possible connection to Colonel James Butler and the Mountgarret branch. See Happy Families Q282. Additionally, Butlers in Poland have recently (2001) made contact and are enthusiastically researching their roots.

(DS42) Gerald Butler of Ballyadams, Queens Co. 18th cent.

According to the index of Walker's Hibernian magazine, Daniel Beere m. February 1791 Margaret Butler da. of Gerald of Ballyadams. Maragaret is believed to have had one sibling, Sir Edward Butler b. 1770 Colonel of the 87th Regiment. Seeking pedigree of Gerald (aka Garret). Lord Dunboyne writes that Major General Sir Edward Butler (1770-1824) was never knighted but held the rank of Knight Bachelor and the appellation of "Sir" from having obtained a royal licence to accept the Order of Maria Theresa before the regulations of 1812 relative to Foreign Orders came into effect. Edward was s.o. Garrett (d.1797/8) s.o. Alexander (d.1741) s.o. Richard of Brittas, Co. Tipperary, s.o. William of Brittas (living 1512) s.o. Theobald s.o. James 6th Lord Dunboyne (d.1445). See also Happy Families Q60. Another researcher writes that his maternal great grandmother was Eliza Butler bpt 10 Dec 1859 at Ballyadams (as was her sister Honora bpt 8 Feb 1862) daughters of William Butler and Mary née Sullivan. Are these families connected? Yet another researcher writes that her grandmother Mary Butler b.27/9/1911 da. of John Whitestone Butler, Rector of Thomastown, and according to a family tree in her possession (prepared by Diana Wissick in the 1950's or 60's) they were descended from Sir Edward and his wife Rosetta Sulpice Martin of St Lucia. She adds that Sir Edward's sister Margaret Butler d.1840 m. Daniel Beere by whom nine children including Daniel and Rev. Gerald who m. da. of General Armstrong.

(DS41) John Riley Butler b.c.16 Oct. 1844 d.c. 1877 USA

Possibly in Michigan / Ohio / Virginia. Married 3 July 1870 Mary Elizabeth Higgs. One son Herbert Riley Butler b. 10 Jan 1871 / 72. John Riley Butler is reported by CD of Berkley, MI, to have been the son of John F. and Mariah Butler; and Mary Elizabeth Higgs to have been dau. of Moses and Mary Ann Higgs.

(DS40) Thomas Butler m. Catherine Coppens 1811 Charing, Kent

Reputed to be associated in some way with Saltwood Castle, Kent, before emigrating 1834 to Philadelphia, USA with their children Thomas, William, Robert, Charlotte, Isabella and Susannah (b.1832). One further child Emma was subsequently born in USA.