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Butler Families - South Africa

... with connections to South Africa. Origins England, Ireland and others


Image Right: Grave of Richard Charles Butler, (1859-1911)

There are a number of Butler entries listed in “Genealogical Institute of SA, Stellenbosch, 2012 South African Family Registers (SAF) CD v 5” starting on page 603

Additionally there are numerous Death Notices (DNs) for people who were born outside South Africa.

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles or projects. Other links take you to external biographical web pages. Please copy and paste the bullet used - ● - instead of * when adding items to the list.

The main purpose of his project is to establish the progenitor Butler trees (i.e. those who went to South Africa from another country) and try to link some profiles as yet not linked to any main tree. It would be good to establish accurate trees for this family name. Once settlers have been added and their dates of arrival in South Africa have been established it will be possible to add a number to the SV/PROG title.

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  1. Link profiles of Buttlers with South African connections to this project
  2. If they were the head of a family in South Africa (a progenitor) please add them to the above list so that the order of SV/Prog's can be established.
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There are 4 sections to the project:

  1. Butler families on Geni (some also linked in other categories)
  2. Heads of families/trees as listed in SAF v 5
  3. DNs and Sundry records/entries/documents found (some not placed/linked/connected)
  4. GENI Profiles not yet connected to a Butler tree

1. Butler families on Geni (some also linked in other categories)

Listed in Alphabetical order

* Charles Butler SV/PROG (1864 - 1949)

arrived 1887


* James Butler SV/PROG (1854 -1923)

* John Haynes Butler SV/PROG (1817 - 1863)

* Thomas Butler, SV/PROG (1777- ) Baltinglass, Ireland. 1820 Settler

Leader of Butler's Party on the Fanny

* Thomas Butler SV/PROG (1802 - 1874) Pembrokeshire, Wales

Son of William Butler and Elizabeth

Husband of Anna Maria Steynberg

* William Butler SV/PROG? 1833

2. SAF v5

Listed in Alphabetical order

* Charles Butler SV/PROG

  • West Hackney, London, England 11.1.1864 a. 1887, newspaper editor and philanthropist, s.o. Philip John Butler and Mary Walls † Uitenhage 7.1.1949 x Mary Emma Collett, five children

* Charles Butler

Descendant of Thomas Butler, SV/PROG x spes. lis. 4.5.1868 Elizabeth Amelia Allison

* Chris Butler

melkboer dist. Hillcrest, Natal x NN xx Manzini, Swaziland, Julie 1973 Toeko (Jocko) GEJIMA * Hong Kong, Japan c. 1947

* Frank Butler

x Maria Magdalena Ehlers

* Guy Butler

lecturer in English at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, well known poet and writer x Johannesburg c. 1940 Jean NN (see James Butler] above.

* John Henry Charles Butler

Descendant of Thomas Butler, SV/PROG x spes. lis. 2.4.1857 Virginia Anna Pullen

* James Butler

(waarskynlik identies met b2 Thomas-sn hierbo) x Hendrina Maria Hofmeester * 30.7.1817 » Cradock 5.8.1839

* James Philip Butler SV/PROG b. 1826 in Ireland

x Maria Innes

*James Butler en Ruth Felton x Ruth Dulcie RICH * St John, New Foundland, Kanada

* John Butler

x Somerset-Oos 20.11.1831 Johanna Wilhelmina Troskie

* John Haynes Butler

x Mary Ann Griggs

* Michael Butler

x Anglikaanse Kerk, Kaapstad 30.6.1834 Louise Fredrika Barchfield

* Richard Butler

* Sydney Butler

  • Sandwich, Kent, Engeland c. 1885, telegrafis † 25.4.1925 s.v. Sydney

* Thomas Butler SV/PROG

  • Wallis, Britse eilande c. 1802 x Graaff-Reinet 6.6.1824 Anna Maria Steynberg * Swartberg c. 1806. Arrived on board Fanny

* Thomas Martin Butler

x Calvinia 13.1.1851 Christina Hester van Wyk

* William Butler

* William Hugh Butler

  • c. 1864 x Porterville 3.9.1894 Emmerentia Gerharda Mabille * c. 1871

* William John Butler

  • c. 1865 x Greytown, Natal 12.1.1888 Elsabe Johanna Mostert * c. 1868

3. DNs and Sundry records/entries/documents found.

Arranged in chronological order of birth

* John Butler c. 1801. Brother of Capt. Thomas Butler, SV/PROG

* John Richard Butler c 1801.

Son of Thomas Butler and Elizabeth.

Child : William Butler. Grandfather of Charles, Maria, Ella, Sarah and Alex.

* John Butler (1804-1868) born England, died Port Elizabeth

x Marcella unknown, Children : John, William Albert, James Thomas, Marcella Lavina, Maria

DN KAB 6/9/122 4086

* John Butler (1818-1877) born England

DN KAB 6/9/159 3902

* John Butler (1819-1879) born Ireland

DN KAB 6/9/171 7367

* John Butler (1844-1866)

b. Kilkenny, Ireland - unmarried. Son of James Butler and Mary
DN KAB 6/9/117 - 3093

4. GENI Profiles not yet connected to a Butler tree

Arranged in chronological order of birth

* James Butler (1808 - 1868) Kilkenny, Ireland.

Spouse Mary Clear. Children Thomas, Tobias, Catherine.

* Thomas Butler (1821 - 1881) Wiltshire, England. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth. 15 children

* Thomas Butler (1837 - 1873) Dunnington, Yorkshire. Son of Thomas and Ann.

Spouse Ann Eliza