Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas BUTLER (c1630-?)

and Elizabeth (?-?)


Thomas Butler and Elizabeth may have married sometime before or about 1665 and maybe in or around Salehurst, Sussex.  Thomas may have previously married Mary Garret on 19 July 1660 in Salehurst.  Or at the baptism of his son in 1665, Mary's name may have been wrongly recorded as Elizabeth.  Or might they have married later, as the IGI notes a Thomas Butler married Elizabeth Freeman on 5 November 1672 in Salehurst (this date does not appear in the Sussex marriage index.)

Thomas Butler may have been baptised on 28 March 1624, the son of Abraham Butler, or on 17 January 1635/6, the son of Thomas Butler (1591-1645) and Susan Tisehurst (c1600-1637).  Both baptisms took place in Burwash.

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


Thomas Butler and Elizabeth had 1 known child:

  1. Thomas Butler was baptised on 24 September 1665 in Salehurst.  He may have married Hannah Hickes in 1703.  (They have their own page.)  They named a son Abraham.  Might this have been after his grandfather?  Thomas and Hannah had 3 daughters, none of whom were named Susan or Elizabeth.  Thomas was a carpenter of Lewes when he married.


Thomas Butler and Elizabeth Freeman had 2 known children:

  1. Elizabeth Butler was baptised on 17 December 1676 in Salehurst.

  2. Mary Butler was baptised on 16 June 1678 in Salehurst.


I had thought it more likely that 1636 Thomas was the father of 1665 Thomas, but now I'm not so sure.  I/we need to try and find anything at the East Sussex Record Office which may help to identify or eliminate who belonged to which family.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012