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Deacon Richard Butler

Deacon Richard Butler

Birth
Braintree, Braintree District, Essex, England
Death 4 Aug 1684 (aged 73–74)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 35980617 · View Source
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Richard Butler was born by about 1610 based on estimated date of marriage. He came to Massachusetts Bay in 1633.
He first settled in Cambridge; moved to Hartford in 1636. Died in Hartford 6 August 1684 [probate inventory]. His burial place is unknown, the pictured monument being a cenotaph.
He married: (1) By about 1636 _____ _____, who died about 1640.
(2) By 1641 Elizabeth _____, who died at Hartford 11 September 1691 (inventory).
On 11 May 1648 William Butler of Hartford made his will and bequeathed to "my brother Richard Butler, dwelling in Hartford," to "my sister Weste's children, that are now living in old England," and to "my sister Winter's children, that are now living in England."
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project.
There is no reliable evidence of the maiden name of either or his wives. The claim that Elizabeth was a Bigelow is erroneous.


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  • Created by: Linda Mac
  • Added: 17 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35980617
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Deacon Richard Butler (1610–4 Aug 1684), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35980617, citing Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .