Joseph Butler

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Butler was born about 1762, in Horsley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Butler, was 30 and his mother, Ellen Grace, was 30. He married Elizabeth Seel on 19 November 1781, in Horsley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Butler
1762–
Elizabeth Seel
Marriage: 19 November 1781
Daniel Butler
1782–
William Butler
1785–
Joseph Butler
1791–
Ellen Butler
1794–1878
Rachel Butler
1797–1861
Benjamin Butler
1802–1881

Sources (24)

  • Joseph Butlor, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Bulter, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Joseph Butler in entry for Daniel Butler, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: from a word that originally denoted a wine steward, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Norman French butuiller (Old French bouteillier, Latin buticularius, from buticula ‘bottle’). In the large households of royalty and the most powerful nobility, the title came to denote an officer of high rank and responsibility, only nominally concerned with the supply of wine, if at all. As well as being widespread in England, this is also the surname of an important Irish family, descended from Theobald FitzWalter, who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland by King Henry II in 1177. It is Gaelicized as de Buitléir.

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English boteler ‘maker of bottles (usually of leather)’, a derivative of Middle English botel, Old French bo(u)teille ‘bottle’ and synonymous with Botelmaker.

Americanized form of French Bouthillier (see Bouteiller ).

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

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