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BUTTLE,  William [I] (?)

BUTTLE, William [I] (?)[1]

Male Abt 1776 - 1853  (~ 77 years)

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  • Histories
    3-3. The Buttle’s of Churchstanton
    3-3. The Buttle’s of Churchstanton
    ~ 1650 - Churchstanton Parish, Devonshire, England:

    Churchstanton Parish lies in a small valley in the beautiful Blackdown Hills region near the headwaters of the Otter River about twenty-two miles, as the crow flies, northwest of Chideock, Dorset. Churchingford is the largest town in Churchstanton Parish which lies along the Devonshire-Somerset border.

    Around the middle of the 17th century two boys were born to a couple with the rather unusual and unmanageable surname of Buttolph at Herring. The eldest, Charles Buttolph at Herring, married a local girl, Melior or Melia Culverwell at St. Peter and Paul Church in Churchstanton on 11 February, 1677. Charles and Melia had at least six children, all of whom were baptized with the name Buttolph at Herring with some variation in spelling depending on the literacy of the person providing the information and the person who recorded it.

    About the year 1700, a strange thing happened; the name Buttolph at Herring disappeared completely from the Churchstanton records. The last person to be baptized with the name was Charles and Melia’s youngest child, who was entered in the Churchstanton baptism register as Nathaniel Botolph at Herring on 5 March, 1692. Nathaniel died just over a year later on 29 April, 1693. In the Churchstanton burial record his name is shown as “Nathaniel Botolph, son of Charles”.

    Prior to 1703 there is absolutely no mention of anyone with the family name “Buttle” in any of the Churchstanton Parish records. The first ever mention of a Buttle was the burial of Mary Buttle on 23 January, 1703. Mary’s age is not given in the burial record and there are no comments to help figure out who she was. On 8 January, 1705, a Judith Buttle married Phillip Manning. She was almost certainly Charles and Melia’s daughter who would have been almost twenty-four years old. On 2 December, 1705, Hannah Buttle baptized her illegitimate son, Jacob Buttle. Charles and Melia’s daughter, Hannah, would have been not quite twenty-one years old.

    The pattern continues on for the generation that reached maturity around 1700. The name Buttolph at Herring never again appears in the Churchstanton Parish records (or anywhere else that I have been able to find), but the number of Buttle’s in the parish continued to multiply geometrically.

  • Name BUTTLE, William [I] (?) 
    Christened 19 Feb 1775  Churchstanton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Abt 1776  Churchstanton Parish, Devon, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1853  Churchstanton, Devon, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1906  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Father BUTTLE, John,   b. Sep 1746, Churchstanton Parish, Devon, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1804, Churchstanton, Devon, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother DOMETT, Joan,   b. Cal 1747, Churchstanton, Devon, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1814, Churchstanton, Devon, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1774  Churchstanton, Devon, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family unknown, Betty,   b. 1771, Churchstanton, Devon, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1854, Churchstanton, Devonshire, UK (burial) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [1
    Children 
     1. BUTTLE, John,   b. Jul 1802, Churchstanton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1885, Otterford, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     2. BUTTLE, James,   b. Jun 1804, Churchstanton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1824, Cox Hill, Churchstanton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     3. BUTTLE, William [II],   b. Aug 1806, Churchingford, Devonshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1868, Frying Pan, Chideock, Dorset, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F1054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • [Churchstanton Parish records via Devon OPC]


      It is likely that this William Buttle (born Jan ¼ 1775/ Christened 19 Feb 1775) was the father of William Buttle [II], but the other William Buttle (b. 1777] may have been his father and the husband of Betty.
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      The only support so far for this assumption is the 1851 Census which shows a William Buttle born ca. 1775 and his wife, Betty.
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      William Buttle may have died in the December quarter of 1853 or the December quarter of 1859.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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