Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas BUTLER (1706-1737)

and Elizabeth GOLDSMITH (1706-?)


Thomas Butler and Elizabeth Gouldsmith married by licence on 23 September 1729 in Heathfield, Sussex.  They were both then of Burwash.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Thomas Butler was baptised on 22 September 1706 in Burwash, Sussex.  He was the son of John Butler (?-1736), a gent and Mary Fagg. Thomas was buried on 7 October 1737 in Burwash and the burial register noted that he was Thomas Butler, gent.  Thomas left a will dated 27 January 1737, at which time he was of Burwash.  In his will he mentioned his dear wife Elizabeth, brother-in-law Henry Goldsmith and 3 daughters, namely Anne, Hannah and Elizabeth (ref.1).

Elizabeth Goldsmith was baptised on 16 March 1705/6 in Burwash.  She was the daughter of Henry Goldsmith and Hannah Wakeham.


Thomas Butler and Elizabeth Goldsmith had 5 known children:

  1. Mary Butler was baptised on 2 November 1730 in Burwash and buried there on 14 July 1731.

  2. Thomas Butler was baptised on 11 February 1731/2 in Burwash and buried there on 11 October 1732.

  3. Elizabeth Butler was baptised on 12 January 1732/3 in Burwash.

  4. Ann Butler was baptised on 22 February 1733/4 in Burwash.

  5. Hannah Butler was baptised on 16 March 1735/6 in Burwash.


Ref. 1 - thanks to David Butler for the details from Thomas's will.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012