Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas BUTLER (c1620-?)

and Ursula (?-?)


Thomas Butler and Ursula may have married sometime before or about 1645 and maybe in or around Brighling, Sussex.

Thomas Butler may have been baptised on 28 March 1624 in Burwash, Sussex, and have been the son of Abraham Butler.

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


Thomas Butler and Ursula had 9 known children:

  1. Ursilia Butler was baptised on 27 June 1645 in Brightling.  Ursula Butler married John Andrewes by licence on 19 March 1671/2 in Wadhurst.  She was then a spinster of Burwash and he a feltmaker of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

  2. Abraham Butler was baptised on 14 February 1646/7 in Brightling.

    Abraham may have married Anne Cushman on 28 May 1672 in Dallington, Sussex.  He was then of Brightling and she of Dallington.

    Abraham and Anne had the following child:

    1. Anne Butler was baptised on 27 January 1677 in Brightling.

    2. Thomas Butler may have been part of this family and have married Hannah Hicks in 1703.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Sarah Butler was baptised on 22 April 1649 in Brightling.

  4. Susanna Butler was baptised on 4 May 1651 in Brightling.  She may have married Isaac Homan on 26 December 1678 in Burwash.

  5. Isaac Butler was baptised on 10 April 1653 in Brightling.  He may have married twice, firstly to Martha More on 27 November 1679 in Isfield, Sussex.  They were both then of Little Horsted.  He may then have married Mary Brignell on 11 April 1693 at All Saints in Lewes.  Isaac Butler of Lewes left a will in 1713.

  6. Jacob Butler was baptised on 16 March 1654/5 in Brightling.

  7. Daniell Butler was baptised on 12 November 1656 in Brightling.

    Daniel may have married Elizabeth Carey by licence issued on 17 December 1684 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes.  It recorded that he was of Herstmonceux and she of Little Horsted.  The sponsors of the licence were Daniel himself and Isaac Butler of Lewes.

    Daniel and Elizabeth had the following child:

    1. Constance Butler was baptised on 5 October 1685 in Herstmonceux.

  8. Elizabeth Butler was born on 30 April 1659 and baptised on 22 May 1659 in Brightling.

  9. Benjamin Butler was born on 21 April 1662 and baptised on 11 May 1662 in Brightling.


A Thomas Butler had the following son:

  1. Thomas Butler was baptised on 24 September 1665 in Rye.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012