Mary Butcher

23 February 1772–
Misterton, Somerset, England

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

James Wilshire
1768–
Mary Butcher
1772–
Marriage: 27 May 1798
Floannor Wilshire
1802–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1798Misterton, Somerset, England
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 3
    "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
    Age 15
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Butchart
    Bucar
    Bucher

    Sources (14)

    • Mary in entry for Ann Wilshire, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Mary Butcher, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Mary, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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