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Thomas Butler

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: of Hartford
Death: August 29, 1688 (51)
Hartford, Hartford County, Dominion of New England (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Richard Butler and Elizabeth Butler (Bigelow)
Husband of Sarah Butler
Father of John Butler; Sarah Day; Thomas Butler; Hannah Cadwell; Rebecca Hurlbut and 5 others
Brother of John Butler; Mary Wright; Dorcas Butler; Deacon Samuel Butler; Sgt. Daniel Butler and 7 others

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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Immediate Family

About Thomas Butler

Thomas Butler, was born in Hartford. February 26th, 1656/7 he was made a Freeman. Court Record, Page-1st November, 1665: The Widow to be Adms. And whereas, Thomas Butler claims, in the behalf of his wife, a child's portion of the estate, Mr. Campfield and the sd. Thomas hath agreed that the sd, Thomas shall have ten pounds out of the estate sumtimes before Michalmas next, and if not payd until the first of May next, must be other current pay, horse flesh excepted. Upon this agreement the sd. Thomas acquits the sd. Adms. from any further demands. A true copy of the Record.

William Hill Clarke.

Thomas was a Chimney Viewer 1667-8, a Townsman 1682-3, Selectman 1682, 1683, he was Sergeant of Hartford train band.

His will brought to the court by his son Thomas. To Thomas Butler the houseing & a peice of the home Lott, being about halfe of it, and 8 acres. To Samuel an 18-acre Peice. To Joseph & John the other part of the home Lott below Collier's at the end of the home Lott, and 14 acres that was Mr. Gilbert's. Edward Cadwell, John Day, Thomas Cadwell, John Porter, Margaret & Hope Butler to have the 30 acres bought of Mr. Way. Susannah, 5 acres in the neck. Cornelius Holybut to have halfe the 70 acres and halfe the 4 acres, besides a Cow, and a bed he hath already. Ann, the other halfe of the 70 acres and the half of the 4 acres, and £5 to be paid her as followeth: 40 shillings by Thomas and 20 shillings apeice from the other 4 brothers. The Widow to have the remaining moveables forever, and one-third of the houseing and Lands during Life. Agreed to by Thomas and Samuel Butler, John Day, Edw. Cadwell and Thomas Cadwell. And ordered by the Court to be the Distribution of Thomas Butler his Estate, and Thomas Butler is Continued as Adms. 5 July, 1690.

Vera Co pie, John Allyn, Clerk.

Dist. File, 5 July, 1690: Estate Thomas Butler, Wethersfield : To the Widow, to Thomas Butler, to Samuel, to Joseph, to John, to Edward Cadwell, to Jo. Day, to Thomas Cadwell, to John Porter, to Margaret and Hope Butler.


  • Ancestral File, FHL, 1997.
  • "The Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," by Robert Charles Anderson (NEHGS, Boston, 1995) 1:287.
  • "A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records," comp. by Charles William Manwaring, Vol. 1, Hartford District 1635-1700 (Hartford, 1904) p.249,286-287,368,543-544. Cites: (a) Vol. IV, p.184-185. (b) Vol. VI, court record, p.9.
  • "Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut," by Lucius Barnes Barbour (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977) p.134-135. FHL #974.62 H1D2b.
  • One Branch of the Booth Family: Showing the Lines of Connection with One Hundred Massachusetts Bay Colonists

Sergeant Thomas Butler, b. about 1637. d. Aug. 29, 1688. m. Sarah Stone (Rev. Samuel). b. before 1640. d. after July 5, 1690. He was Sergeant of the Hartford train band. Selectman 1682, 1683.

Sergeant Thomas Butler. His father was a deacon.



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Thomas Butler's Timeline

February 26, 1637
of Hartford
October 3, 1647
Age 10
Nantwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
October 3, 1647
Age 10
Age 15
New London, CT, USA
Age 19
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 23
Wintonbury, Connecticut Colony
Age 25
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Age 26
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 26
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA