Mary Butcher

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Butcher was born on 23 February 1772, in Misterton, Somerset, England, her father, Richard Butcher, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Tucker, was 41. She married James Wilshire on 27 May 1798, in Misterton, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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James Wilshire
Mary Butcher
Marriage: 27 May 1798
Floannor Wilshire

Sources (14)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Marcy Butcher - Church record: Christening record or certificate: birth-name: Marcy Butcher
  • Mary Butcher, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Mary, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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World Events (2)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer, from Middle English, Anglo-Norman French bocher, bouch(i)er, bowcher (Old French bochier, bouchier, a derivative of bouc ‘ram’).

Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Bučar (see Bucar ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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