William Butcher

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Born: 1845 Died: Married: Elizabeth Bartlett Mother: Eliza Prebble Father: James Butcher Descendant: Emily Butcher
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921

William Butcher was baptised on the 2nd November 1845 at Kingsnorth, Kent. His father was James Butcher, a farmer, and his mother was Eliza Prebble. The 1851 census lists his birth place as Mersham, but Kingsnorth is on the outskirts of Ashford, and neighbours Mersham. In addition one of his sisters was recorded as being born in Mersham.

On the night of 30 March 1851 William Butcher was living with his parents James and Eliza at Hay Cross, Woodchurch, Canterbury, Kent .

It's unclear where he was in the 1861 & 1871 censuses. One William Butcher was indentured at Faversham, Kent to a ship - the Bethesda, run by George Baker of Whitstable, .

William Butcher, Aged 16, 6-4, 8, Years: 4, Date released:6-4-1865, George Baker, Whitstable, Ship: Bethesda, Official Number: 28111, Port of Indenture:Faversham


William Butcher married Elizabeth Mary King Barlett on the 23rd September, 1874 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.

His parents were given as Jas' and Eliza Butcher.

His Name Wm. Butcher
Age 29 years
Residence when married Toronto
Place of birth Kent, England
Bachelor or Widower B
Rank or Profession Merchant
Names of parents Jas & Eliza Butcher
Her Name Eliz'th Mary King Bartlett
Age 30 years
Residence when married Toronto
Place of birth Surrey, England
Spinster or Widow S
Names of Parents Mat' Tho's & Emma Bartlett
Names of Witnesses Thomas M Buley & Caroline Buley
Date and Place of Marriage 23rd September 1876, Toronto
Religion of Groom Baptist
Religion of Bride Congregationalist
By License or Banns L

Children and Grandchildren

They had 5 (at least) children:

  • Emma Eliza Butcher (1875-1876)
  • Charlotte Elizabeth Prebble Butcher (1877-1971) born Toronto, Canada.
  • Emily Mary Butcher (1878-1968) born Ashford, Kent.
  • Priscilla Jane Butcher (1881-1952)
  • William Henry Butcher (1886-1887)

And at least three grandchildren

  • Reginald W. Davis (1900-1936)
  • Alice Muriel Davis (1902-1996)
  • Robert Edwin Davis (1906-1983)

On the night of 31 March 1901 William Butcher was living with his wife Elizabeth, and daughter Emily Butcher at 63 Watlington Street, Reading.

Next door lives the family of William Francis.


William died somewhere between the censuses of 1901 and 1911.