John Butler

Brief Life History of John

When John Butler was born about 1820, in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Maurice Butler, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Harvey, was 23. He married Margaret Sealy on 8 August 1844, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 27 February 1909, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

John Butler
1820–1909
Margaret Sealy
1827–
Marriage: 8 August 1844
Margaret Butler
1845–
Sarah Ann Butler
1847–
Emily Laura Butler
1849–
John Edward Sealy Butler
1850–

Sources (13)

  • John Butler, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Butler, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • John Butler in entry for Emma Butler, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

World Events (7)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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