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William Buttrick (Butterick), II

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: England, UK
Death: June 30, 1698 (78-86)
Place of Burial: Concord, Middlesex, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Butterick and Elizabeth Hastings
Husband of Sarah Buttrick; Mary Hastings; Mary [or Marie] Buttrick and Joanne [or Jane or Jean] Buttrick (Goodnow) of Sudbury
Father of William Buttrick [or Butterick], III; John Butrick; Samuel Butterick; Edward Buttrick; Joseph Buttrick [or Butterick] and 6 others

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About William Buttrick [or Butterick]

William Buttrick arrived on the "Ship Susan and Ellen." [Alternatively William Buttrick may have sailed as a passenger on the Ship Planter on April 2 1635 he arrived in Boston on Sunday June 7th 1635. This contradicts the story that he sailed on the ship Susan and Ellen. The passenger list states that he came from Kingston in Surry.]

William was apparently the first Buttrick to sail to America. His parents were supposedly William and Elizabeth (Hastings). He became a Freeman on 26 May 1647. He first married Mary or Marie Hassel. 2nd ca 1652, Sarah Bateman, and 3rd, Joanna Jean Goodnow.

William died in 1698, in Concord, Massachusetts. The property on which he lived is now inside in the Minute Man National Park, Concord.



William Buttrick, immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1617. He came from Kingston-on-Thames in the county of Surrey, embarking May 9, 1635, with Rev. Mr. Bulkley, later the minister at Concord, and Thomas Brook, who also settled at Concord, on the ship "Susan and Ellen." He stated his age as sixty-eight in 1684. He settled in Concord and is ancestor of all the old families of New England bearing this surname. He was admitted a freeman, May 26, 1647, and became sergeant of the military company of Concord. He removed to Chelmsford and was one of the committee appointed to invite the pastor and the church of Wenham to remove to Chelmsford in 1654. He deposed March 28, 1659, that he was about forty-three years old, in relation to a house bought by Matthew Allen. He was step-son or son-in-law of John Hastings. His home at Concord was on the west bank of the Concord river in the upland about a quarter of a mile from the North Bridge. Having served the town for many years honorably as sergeant he petitioned at the age of sixty-five to be excused from that office.

He died June 30, 1698. aged about eighty-two. His will was dated March 1, 1687, aged about seventy-one years; proved June 28, 1698. He bequeathed to his eldest son John, a house he had built in Stow: to son Samuel lands at Concord; to daughter Sarah Barritt and to the children of all three. He spelled his name in signing the will Butterick, but probably all of his descendants of recent generations have preferred the spelling Buttrick. He married (first), 1646, at Concord, Sarah Bateman, who died July 17, 1664. He married (second), February 21, 1667, Jane Goodnow, of Sudbury, daughter of Thomas. (See Goodnow family sketch). Children of William and Sarah Buttrick: Mary, born September 19, 1648, died November 1, 1648. 2. William. 3. John, born September 21, 1653, married Mary Blood; settled in Stow. 4. Samuel, born January 12, 1654-5, mentioned below. 5. Edward, born January 6, 1656-57, died January 15, 1656-57. 6. Joseph, born October 29, 1657, killed in the Sudbury fight with the Indians, April 21, 1726. 7. Sarah, born July 27, 1662, married John Barrett, of Chelmsford. 8. Mary, born June 17, 1664, died April 21, 1665.

Sources: Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 2, edited by William Richard Cutter, Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1908, pp 450-451. Downloaded 2011 from books.google.com/

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William Buttrick [or Butterick]'s Timeline

September 19, 1648
Age 32
September 19, 1648
Age 32
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 34
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 36
September 21, 1653
Age 37
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 12, 1654
Age 38
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
January 6, 1656
Age 40
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts