||Antony Broad Research Report
||Antony Broad Research Report
||Research Report, July 29, 2003
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||Scott Black and Betsy Feaster Genealogical Library
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Betsy Ferster is a Butt descendant who lives in Saskatoon, Canada. She contracted Antony Broad to perform genealogical research on the Butt family. Antony lives in Dorset, England UK. This article was prepared by scanning and editing those portions.
Mr Broad describes Genealogical Research
The following is an e-mail that Mr Broad sent to Mrs Ferster prior to starting his work. It describes how records are kept in Dorset.
Subject: Re: Butt Research
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 15:18:13 -0400 (EDT) From: AntonyBroad@aol.com
Thanks for your email regarding the BUTT family.
As some of this information is from the I.G.I it will need "testing". This is done by taking a group of parishes around the subject parish and looking to see if there any alternative possibilities in each generation. Dorset is fortunate in having transcripts made of many of its parishes and a place where a name is prevalent usually comes to light rapidly. The original register is consulted on film. Copies of this film can then be made.
If possible, further research is done in parish records through churchwardens accounts, overseers accounts, this is particularly useful if two individuals of the same name appear in neighbouring parishes at the same time.
Typically, an eighteenth century baptism will give the date of the baptism the name of the child and the name of the mother and father. Sometimes at the beginning of the period only the father's name will appear on the record. This was common practice in the 17th century, A marriage after 1754 was on a printed form and typically can give a lot of information. For example it is often mentioned if one or both spouses are from another parish. Also witnesses to the match are included and the parties sign if they were literate. Before 1754 the entry will only be date of the marriage and the names of the parties.
Burials can be the most difficult records to trust and validate. Some clergy were mean with information and space [registers were expensive!] giving only a date and a name. Some would add 'son of or 'daughter of if it was child being buried and often a woman would be described as ‘wife of’ or ‘widow of.’.
One thing is certain that before 1754 with marriages and 1813 with burials and baptisms there were no rules and the amount of information any record can give the researcher is down to the vicar of the day! I hope this has made clear the type of documentation available from parish registers in the 18th and 17th centuries, and the method I would apply to prove this tree back into the 17th century-
Best wishes Antony
Butt Family Tree
The marriage record of John Butt and Mary Rolles
John Butt of this Parish, Char??? in this country Labourer and Mary Rolles of the same place were married in this Church by Banns the 9th day of August in the year 1762 by me.
The marriage record of John Butt and Jean (aka Jane) Durnford
John Butt of this Parish and Jean (aka Jane) Durnford of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this 14th day of October in the year 1800.
The marriage record of Joseph Butt and Sarah Arnold
Marriages solemnized in the Parish of Winterborne Clenstone in the County of Dorset in the year 1824. Joseph Butt of the Parish of Winterborne Stickland and Sarah Arnold of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns this 7th day of 1824.
The death record of John Butt, husband of Jane Durnford
John Butt; Abode: Stickland but died at Milton(?), Buried: July 8th; Age: 78, By: William Churchill
The death record of Jane Durnford Butt
Name: Jane Butt; Abode: Stickland, Buried: February 3rd; Age: 74, By: William (?)
The death record of John Butt, husband of Mary Rolles
Name: John Butt; Abode: Stickland, Buried: January 6th, 1820; Age: 85, By: (?)
Pre 1813 Parish Register entries
From Antony Broad: Each entry is transcribed in order to make identification easier. Record Office printing results in a copy which has black writing on a white background. Photographing the entries results in white writing on a black background, which I hope is easier to read as some entries are very faded.
Editor: The list was originally followed by a series of negatives. The negatives were inverted and inserted after the appropriate list entry. Entries 7-9 were not included.
Entries 1-5 all appear in Winterborne Stickland and entries 6-11 appear in Winterborne Houghton
1) John the son of John and Mary Butt was privately baptised December 27th 
2) 1775 Susanna Butt, widow of the parish of Winterbourn Whitchurch, was buried Feb 17th. Affidavit of her burial in Woolen only was made before the Revd Bartholomew.
3)  John Butt was Buried August ye 10th the affidavit of his burial in woollen only was made in due time
William Butt was Buried September the 14th the affidavit of his burial in woollen only was made in due time
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4)  May 6 John son of William and Susannah Butt was baptized
5)  December 4 William Butt (an adult) was baptized
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6) Elizabeth Butt widd was buried ye 15th of May 1697 [Probably wife of Thomas b. 1622]
William ye son of William Butt & Elizabeth his wife was baptized ye 28 day of May, 1697
7)  Will Butt and Elizabeth Lemon were married July 27
8) William the son of Thomas But and Elizabeth his wife was baptized the 24th day of August 1665
9) Thomas the sonne of Robert Butt was baptized xxxith day of March in the year 1622
10) The 13th day of Aprill were marryed Robert Butt & Susan Gantrell 1607 William Pistell rector George Butt Nicholas Waiting Church [wardens]
11)  The 18th day of August was buryed William Butt.
Winterborne Stickland Baptism, Marriages, & Burials (1558-1730)
18 day of August 1559 was buryed William Butt
August 1569 Bersat? the daughter of Thomas Bott and Jone his wife
9 Jan 1571 Agnes the daughter of Joyce Butt and alis (Alice?) his wife
Joyce named after local Joyce family viz burial 1593 Robert son of John Joyce [A Robert Joyce was churchwarden ]
4 March 1573 William sonne of Kathren Butt
18 August 1585 Susan daughter of Richard Gantrell and Aves his wife
15 Dec 1591 was buryed Richard Gantrell
23 jan 1592 was buried Alic the wife of Joyce Butt
20 October 1600 were wedded Robert Butt and Alice Cooper
29 Nov 1602 was baptised George the sonne of Robert Butt [buried 7 may 1603]
15 June 1604 was buryed Alice the wife of Robert Butt
13 April 1607 were married Robert Butt and Susan Gantrell [G?]
George Butt on same page Churchwarden Similar entries described as Warden
Sept 1610 (poor) William the sonne of Robert Butt
March 1610 Agnes the wife of George Butt was buried
Jane the daughter of Robert Burt was baptised 17 Dec 1611
Francis the sonne of Robert Butt was baptised 27 day of February 1613
Robert the sonne of Robert Butt was baptised 17 September 1616
George Butt was buried the 19 day of October 1617
Margaret Butt wid was buryed 26 day September 1618
Simon the son of Robert Butt was baptized the 27 day of June 1619
Thomas the sonne of Robert Butt was baptised 31 March 1622
ffrancis the son of Robert Butt was buried 8 day of June 1623
John the sonne of Robert Butt was baptised 28 day of November 1624
ffrancis the sonne of Robert Butt was baptised the 18th day of ffebruary 1626, Robert Butt Churchwarden 1628
[Protestation Returns show Robert Butt and Symon Butt]
William the son of Thomas But and Elizabeth his wife was baptised the 24 this day of August 1665
Thomas the son of Thomas But and Elizabeth his wife was baptised 10 december 1667
Thomas Butt was buried 16th day of June 1668 [probably father]
Christian the daughter of Robert Butt and Ann his wife was buried 20th May 1669
Susanna the daughter of John Butt and Agnes his wife was baptised 9th October 1670.
Susanna the daughter of John Butt and Agnes his wife was buried 26 September 1671
Francis the son of John Butt and Agnis his wife was baptised 25 July 1675
Robert Butt was buried 23 September 1681
William Biles and Margaret Butt were married 21 Jan 1682
Anne Butt widow was buried 27 April 1685
William Butt and Elizabeth Lemon were married Jul 27th 1696
Elizabeth Butt wid was buried 15 of May 1697 [Probably the wife of Thomas]
William son of William Butt and Elizabeth his wife was baptised 28 day of May 1697
Mary dau of William Butt & Elizabeth his wife 15th Nov ? 1700.
Elizabeth dau of William But and Elizabeth his wife 3 June 1702
Thomas the son of William But was baptised Nov 5 1704 [buried Nov 6]
John son of Francis and Mary But was baptised 21 May 1705
John son of William and Elizabeth Butt april 14 1707
Susanna dau of Francis But was baptised 15 Feb buried 29 Feb 1707
Registers in a poor state 1710 til end
Martha the daughter of William But was baptised June 8 1712
Winterborne Stickland Baptisms 1645-1665
1647 12 April was baptised Robert Butt son of Symon Butt
1649 6 January was baptised John Butt son of Symon Butt and Ann his wife
1655 18 Nov was baptised Thomas son of Symon Butt and Ann his wi