Deacon Richard BUTLER

Male Abt 1610 - 1684  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name Richard BUTLER  [1, 2, 3
    • Deacon Richard Butler was in Cambridge as early as 1632, and one of the company of first settlers there. He was freeman in 1634 and one of the church. He probably came from Braintree, Essex County, England, where others at Cambridge were from, and he and his brother, William Butler, must have come to Hartford in company with Mr. Hooker, as they are soon after found in Hartford with many others from Cambridge. His ability, integrity, and high Christian character soon won him the confidence of his townsmen, and many positions of trust were bestowed upon him by the church, town, and colony. He was a juror in 1643-4-7-8, and townsman in 1644; a grand-juror in 1660-2; one of the deacons of the church, and from 1656 to 1660 a representative in the General Court of the colony. By his first wife he had Samuel and Nathaniel; and y his second wife, Elizabeth Bigelow whom he married before he came to Hartford, Joseph; David; Mary, our ancestress who married Sergeant Samuel Wright; Elizabeth, who married Mr. Olmsted, andHannah, who married Mr. Green. Thomas and John must have been born before he came to Hartford, for they were made freeman there - Thomas in 1656, and John in 1657. His wife survived him, dying September 11, 1691. He died August 6, 1684. His will was made in 1677, and his estate inventoried five hundred and sixty-four pounds. By his will, Thomas had the upper lot in long meadow; Samuel, all his meadow land inWethersfield meadow; Nathaniel, his meadow lot near long meadow gate; Joseph, his lands in south meadow; Daniel, his house, buildings, and land about them; Mary Wright, Elizabeth Olmstead and Hannah Green, each twenty shillings. [1]
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born Abt 1610  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Aug 1684  [1, 3
    Person ID I09504  Main Tree
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2022 

    Family 1 ? UNKNOWN,   d. Abt 1640 
    Married Abt 1636  [3
     1. Thomas BUTLER,   b. 1637  [Birth]
    +2. Mary BUTLER,   b. 1639  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2022 
    Family ID F369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth BIGELOW,   d. 11 Sep 1691, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1641  [3
    +1. Deacon Samuel BUTLER,   b. Abt 1641, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1692, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [Birth]
     2. Nathaniel BUTLER,   b. 1642,   d. 9 Feb 1697/8  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     3. Joseph BUTLER,   b. 1648,   d. 12 Dec 1732  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     4. Daniel BUTLER,   b. 1651  [Birth]
    +5. Elizabeth BUTLER,   b. Abt 1651,   d. 28 Apr 1729  (Age ~ 78 years)  [Birth]
     6. Hannah BUTLER,   b. 1654  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2022 
    Family ID F12954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12076] HALL Ancestry A Series of Sketches of the Lineal Ancestors of the children of Samuel Holden Parsons Hall and his wife Emeline Bulkeley, Charles S. Hall.

    2. [S00036] "Descendants of Joseph Loomis" by Bob Saftenberg.

    3. [S03453] The Great Migration Begins Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (Name: Name: NEHGS: 1995;;).