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Henry Butler

Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England
Death: before April 28, 1696
Witham Friary, Somerset, England
Place of Burial: Witham Friary, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Butler, of Eastwell & Edgartown and Joyce Butler
Husband of Anne Butler
Father of John Butler; Hayne Butler; Jane Butler and Daughter Butler
Brother of John Butler and Lydia Minot

Occupation: Minister
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Rev. Henry Butler

Banks, Charles Edward. The history of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts. (Boston: G H Dean, 1911), 3:47.

Henry (Butler); bapt. (Ashford) 7 Sept. 1626; grad. H. C. 1651; taught school Dorchester until 1656 when he returned to England and became dissenting preacher at Dorchester, Co. Dorset and Yeovil. Co. Somerset. His last service, after many persecutions and imprisonments, was at Witham Friary, Somerset, where he d. and was bur. 28 Apr. 1696. He m. Anne, dau. of Thomas and Avis (Abbott) Bishop of Bridgeport, Dorset 9 Mch. 1655 at Dorchester, Mass. She was bapt. 22 Oct. 1616 and had m. (1) John Holman of Dorchester. She was a widow with five children when she m. Henry Butler and eight years his senior. She d. prior to Aug. 1673 and he m. (2) Mary _____. His last words were these: "A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise." (Calamy, Ejected Ministers, 11, 611, Comp. Mass. Arch. XV. 78; Suffolk Deeds, IX. 46; Dorchester Records, 309, 313, 316).


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Rev. Henry Butler's Timeline

September 7, 1626
Ashford, Kent, England
September 7, 1626
Ashford, Kent, England
April 28, 1628
Age 1
Witham Friary, Somerset, England
Age 28
Age 33
Age 33
April 28, 1696
Age 69
Witham Friary, Somerset, England