Isaac Butler
(Abt 1709-1790)
Martha Kent
(Abt 1700-Abt 1782)
Abraham Butler
Jane Wren
(Abt 1750-1811)

Abraham Butler
(Abt 1776-1861)


Family Links

1. Frances Philcox

2. Sarah Goland

Abraham Butler

  • Born: Abt 1776, Sussex, England
  • Christened: 7 Apr 1776, Peasmarsh, Sussex, England 2
  • Marriage (1): Frances Philcox on 28 Nov 1798 in Rye, Sussex, England 1
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Goland on 1 Dec 1813 in Udimore, , Sussex, England 1
  • Died: 17 May 1861, Peasmarsh, Sussex, England aged about 85 3 4

bullet   Cause of his death was Old Age & Debility.5

bullet   Another name for Abraham was Abraham Butter.6


bullet  Research Notes:

The following is research from Sharon.
Abraham is shown on his son James`s marriage certificate as a labourer (1846). In 1851 Abraham was a farm labourer living in North Side Street, Peasmarsh.In 1861 Abraham was a living independently, formerly a carpenter and boarding with Jesse Butler and Jesse`s brother Jabez Butler at Main Road Peasmarsh. REFERENCES Baptism Record Transcript of Peasmarsh Church Parish Register. Extract from Sussex Marriage index: Place: Rye, East Sussex, Date: 28 Nov 1798, Subject Abraham Butler, batch Peasmarsh, Spouse: Frances Philcox, sp otp (B). Second extract from Sussex Marriage Index: Place: Udimore, East Sussex. Date: 1 Dec 1813. Subject: Abraham Butler, Widr Peasmarsh. Spouse: Sarah Goland, otp (lic). I hold a copy of this licence 1841 HO107/1106/5 Page 13 1851 HO107/1634 Folio 424 Page 25 1861 RG9/557 Folio 187 Page 8
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS Copy of a printout of names contained in the Sussex Weekly Advertiser dated Monday, September 18th, 1809. Subject: "List of persons who have obtained General Certificates for killing of Game in the County of Sussex, for the present year, which list is made up to the 9th inst. Published by order of his Majesty`s Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes. Matthew Winter, Sec. Sept 16 1809." Amongst this list of names is "Butler, Abraham jun., Peasmarsh. Butler, Abraham, sen., Ditto". Things I still need to check out Land Tax 1816 ref XA31/22/3 has Abraham Butler as the Proprietor of lands named Kitchenour at rent of 8. It also has Abraham Butler as the occupier of Bushy Farm (40 rent), Denises (5 rent), Tanhouse (4 rent) and Mrs Butler as the occupier of Marley (67 Rent). More research into this land is required. Also ESRO Ref AMS6454/9/2 mentions "John Morris built a house on the land, which by 1801 had become vested in Abraham Butler. On 9 and 10 October Butler sold the property to William Whatman for 85...". Another ESRO reference DAP/Box322/4/7 dated 1793-1823 "Messuage, barn, buildings and land called Shepherds Farm (35a) in Peasmarsh and Beckley, with two cottages erected by Abraham Butler". There is a deposit of title deeds ESRO reference DAP/Box330/2 wich references "Warren Farm, The Butlers and Lad".


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census UK: Carpenter, aged 63, 1841, Peasmarsh, Sussex, England. 6

Census UK: Farm Labourer, aged 75, Mar, 1851, South side of the St, Peasmarsh, Sussex, England. 7

Census UK: Lives independently (formerly Carpenter), aged 85, widower, Boarder, 1861, Main Rd, Peasmarsh, Sussex, England. 8 living with son Jesse


Abraham married Frances Philcox, daughter of Joseph Philcox and Mary Hessell, on 28 Nov 1798 in Rye, Sussex, England.1 (Frances Philcox was born on 5 Sep 1777 in Rye, Sussex, England 4 and died in 1812 in Peasmarsh, Sussex, England.)


Abraham next married Sarah Goland, daughter of Edward Goland and Mary, on 1 Dec 1813 in Udimore, , Sussex, England.1 (Sarah Goland was born Cal 1792 in Peasmarsh, Sussex, England 7, christened on 19 Jan 1794 in Winchelsea, Sussex, England 9 and died about Mar 1861 in Rye District, Sussex, England 3.)



1 Sussex Marriage Index.

2 (Found at the East Sussex Record office, Lewes).

3 FreeBMD.

4 Sharon Clough-Traynor.

5 Death Certificate held by Graham & Sandy Goldsmith.

6 1841 Census - 6/7 Jun 1841.

7 1851 Census - 30 Mar 1851.

8 1861 Census - 7 Apr 1861.

9 Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS), International Genealogical Index (Part of the website of the LDS which is at

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