Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John BUTLER (1613-?)

and Mercy BODLE (c1615-?)


John Butler married Mercy Bodle on 14 January 1639 in Burwash, Sussex

John Butler may have been baptised on 5 December 1613 in Burwash and have been the son of Abraham Butler (1581-1637).

Mercy Bodle's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.


John Butler and Mercy Bodle had 6 known children:

  1. Elizabeth Butler was baptised on 4 October 1640 in Burwash.

  2. Mary Butler was baptised on 31 October 1641 in Burwash.  Might she have married Thomas Morphew on 3 March 1662/3 in Etchingham, Sussex?  Or maybe John Furner on 31 May 1664 in Battle.

  3. Ann Butler was baptised on 13 September 1643 in Burwash. 

  4. Abraham Butler was baptised on 14 December 1645 in Burwash.

    Did he marry Esther Christford on 17 May 1688 in Catsfield.  Abraham was then of Guestling and Esther was a widow of Hollington.  An Abraham Butler of Winchelsea left a will in 1717.

  5. Alexander Butler was baptised on 19 January 1650 in Burwash.

  6. Martha Butler was baptised on 12 June 1653 in Burwash.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012