Family History Notebook

Richard Butler
of St Margarets, Ivinghoe

Son of  ?Richard Butler, grandson of William & Elizabeth Butler 1, born c1700

Married Elizabeth


Jane, born c. 1717, baptised on the 26th of May 1745 at St Peter's, Berkhamsted aged 28
Mary, born c. 1720, baptised on the 27th of June 1742 at St Peter's aged 22

Married Sarah Woodroofe on the 1st of May 1721 in Pitstone, Buckinghamshire


William 2, born c1722, baptised on the 20th of April 1780 at St Peter's, Berkhamsted aged 58
?Richard 3
Thomas, born 1726, baptised on the 5th of May 1749 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
Daniel, born 1733

Died before 15th January 1746/7 2

'Minister of the Gospel' according to the articles of Apprenticeship of his son Daniel


1    Copy of Court Roll  DE/HL/13204  31 Mar 1722
Admission of Richard Butler the younger and Sarah, his wife, to property in St Margarets, Ivinghoe and land in Portfield, Little Portfield and elsewhere in Great Gaddesden, on the conditional surrender of William Butler of St Margarets, Ivinghoe yeoman, and Elizabeth, his wife, grandparents of Richard Butler.

2    Lease and release  DE/HL/13306 - 13307  15, 16, Jan, 1746-7
By William Butler of Kingshill Farm, Berkhamstead St Peter, Hertford, yeoman, (son of Richard Butler late of the same, deceased), and Judith, his wife, and Sarah Butler of the same, widow of Richard Butler, deceased, to Charles Halsey of Great Gaddesden, esq, of land in Portfield, Great Gaddesden, Covenant to levy a fine. Signatures. Seals

3    The identification of Richard as the son of Richard and Sarah is solely based at present on the information on the Butler Sociey website, Q48. (From 1721 Deed of Settlement (3555) etc., in Herts. Record Office, Mrs. Gillott of Sussex deduces that William, Richard, Thomas (b. 1726) and Daniel were sons of Richard (by Sarah née Woodroffe), s/o Richard of Wards, Ivinghoe, Bucks, s/o William Butler of St., Margarets, Ivinghoe.)

4    The reference in #1 above to 'Richard Butler the younger' implies a 'Richard Butler the elder' - the Butler Society website suggests a father Richard Butler of Ward