Facts and Events
There are 3 vital records available on MyHeritage for William Butler, including birth records, marriage records, and death records. Vital records are historical records that are typically recorded around the actual time of the event, which means they are likely accurate. Vital records include information like the event date and place, and the person's occupation and residence. Vital records also often include information about the person's relatives. For example, birth and marriage records include names of parents and divorce records list the names of children.
William Butler's Marital Status
"The claim has been made repeatedly that William Butler married Eunice, sister of Tristram Coffin [Savage 1:322; NEHGR 24:150; Pillsbury Anc 2:604], but no evidence has been found for this claim. The Coffin family came to New England about 1642 and settled in Salisbury, by which time William Butler had resided in Hartford several years, so it is hard to see how they would even have met. If Eunice did marry someone named William Butler, he was almost certainly someone other than the subject of this sketch."
The Estate of William Butler of Hartford
"Probate Records. Vol. I, 1635 to 1650. Page 482.
I William Butler, of Hartford, in Conectecot; doe meake and ordayne this my last will and testament wherein I give my earthly goods as followeth: And first I meake my brother Richard Butler, dwelling in Hartford, my sole Executor. All that is left of my lands and goods, when he hathe payd all the legeses vnder ritene, I give to him. It. I give my Sister Weste's Children, that ear now living in olld Ingland, five pounds apese. It. I give my Sister Winter's Childrene, that eare nowe living in Ingland, five pounds apese. It. I give my loveing frendes of Hartford, Mr. Stone and Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Hoker and Mr. John Stelle, ten pounds apese. It. I give to the Churtche of Hartford, three Schore pounds; and farther I doe earnestly desier my tow frendes, Mr. John Colicke and William Gibbince, both of Hartford, to see that this my last will and testament be follfiled, and for there lowe and paynes I doe bequeath to etche of them thre pounds apes.
In Witness wherof I, the said Will Butler, have set tow my hand this Eleventh of May, 1648. WILLIAM X BUTLER.
(This will copied from original paper on file.)"