Family History Notebook

William Butler
of Kingshill Farm, Berkhamsted

Son of  Richard Butler and Sarah Woodroofe 1, born c1722? 3, baptised on the 2nd of April 1780 at St Peter's, Berkhamsted aged 58

Married Judith


William, baptised on the 13th of January 1744 at St Peter's, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Richard, baptised on the 4th of May 1746 at St Peter's
Judith, baptised on the 8th of May 1748 at St Peter's
Anne, baptised on the 3rd of June 1750 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Thomas, born 1754, baptised on the 11th of July 1756 at St Peter's
Rebekha, baptised on the 11th of July 1756 at St Peter's



1    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

Fine  DE/HL/13308  Hilary Term 1746-7
Between John Cowper, D D plt and Henry Johnson, esq, and Lettice, his wife, Harcourt Woodhouse, esq, and Ann, his wife, and William Butler and Judith, his wife,defs, in regard to property in Berkhamstead St Peter, Berkhamstead St Mary otherwise Northchurch, and Great Gaddesden

Bargain and sale  DE/HL/13322  21 June 1749
Contents: By Sarah Butler of Berkhamstead St Peter, Hertford, widow of Richard Butler, late of the same, deceased, and William Butler of Fields End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, yeoman, her son, and Judith, his wife, to Frederick Halsey of Gaddesden Parsonage, Great Gaddesden, esq, of part of Portfield Close, Great Gaddesden. Covenant to levy a fine. Signature. Seal

2    Marriage not found in IGI but Judith named in baptismal entries.

3    William was at Kingshill Farm in 1747, Fields End in 1749. How did Portfield come to Daniel Butler by 1755?

3    A William Butler aged 58 was baptised on the 20th of April 1780 in Berkhamsted St Peter.