Robert Buttar

Male1 March 1839–

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Buttar was born on 1 March 1839, in Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Buttar, was 51 and his mother, Helen Soutar, was 46. He lived in Mains of Melgund, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

William Buttar
1788–
Helen Soutar
1794–1864
George Soutar Buttar or Butter
1818–1880
William Butter
1820–
Agatha Crocket Butter
1823–1888
Margaret Buttar
1825–
Alexander Rattray Butter
1828–1895
Peter Butter
1835–
Robert Buttar
1839–

Sources (2)

  • Robert Butter in household of William Butter, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Robert Butter, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 4

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 4

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 35

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

Pakistani and Indian (Punjab): Jat and Sikh name, probably a habitational name from Buttar village in Muktsar district of Punjab.

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

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