and Hannah HICKES (1679-?)
may have been my 7x Great
see their possible place in my pedigree chart.) They married by
licence on 23 July 1703 at the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul in
Wadhurst, Sussex. He was then a carpenter of Lewes and she of
Thomas Butler may have been baptised on 24
September 1665 at St. Mary's in Salehurst, Sussex, and have been the son of
Thomas Butler (c1630-?) and possibly Elizabeth.
Or might he have been the son of
Cushman who married in 1672?
was baptised on 14 February 1678/9 at
St. Mary's in
Salehurst. She was the daughter of
Francis Hicks and
The 1747 window tax assessment records that widow Butler had 9 windows and
was liable to a 2 shilling tax. She was then living in the
Robertsbridge borough, as was her possible son-in-law John Jones.
and Hannah Hickes had 8 known children and maybe more:
was baptised on 22 August 1703 in Salehurst.
Butler may have been part of this family.
William married Mary.
William and Mary had the following child:
Butler was born on 8 April 1729 and baptised on 12 April 1729
was baptised on 3 February 1705/6 in Salehurst.
Thomas may have
married Sarah. A marriage licence was issued to
Thomas Butler and Sarah Coleman on 11
June 1727 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes. It recorded that he was a
yeoman and they were both of Fairlight.
Thomas and Sarah had the following
Butler was born on 5 October 1729 and baptised on 13 October
1729 in Salehurst.
was baptised on 28 August 1709 in Salehurst.
Isaac may have married Martha
Kent in 1735 in Sandhurst, Kent. He was then said to be of
Lewes quarter sessions held on 16/17 July 1741, Isaac, his wife Martha
and their sons William and Thomas were issued a JP's order removing them
from Peasmarsh to All Saints, Lewes. This order was set aside at
the quarter sessions held on 8/9 October 1741.
Why would Isaac have been returned to All Saints if he was born in
Salehurst? Does this mean that Salehurst Isaac was not the one who
married Martha, but then he was said to have been of Salehurst when he
married, as per the Sussex marriage index. What, if any, is the
connection between the elder Isaac and the younger? And how did
they both come to have a link to the parish of All Saints? An
Isaac Butler of Lewes married Mary Brignell
on 11 April 1693 at All Saints in Lewes.
Isaac and Martha had the following children:
Butler, my 6x Great Grandmother, may have been part of this
family. She married
in 1736 in Salehurst. (They have their own page.) John and
Sarah named their second daughter Hannah - might this have been after
was baptised on 16 April 1714 in Salehurst. The baptism register
records that his mother's name was Ann.
was baptised on 3 July 1715 in Salehurst. Might he have been
named after his possible paternal grandfather?
was baptised on 29 December 1717 in Salehurst.
was baptised on 8 May 1720 in Salehurst.
was baptised on 30 September 1722 in Salehurst.
I have checked
through a transcript of the Salehurst burial register from 1700 to 1800 and
could not find a single Butler buried in the parish, however, the
transcript does seem a bit sparse so at some point I shall have to check
the original parish register.
At one point I was
fairly certain that "our" Thomas was baptised in Salehurst in 1665, but now
I'm not so sure. Might there have been other Thomas Butlers
born between 1660 and 1680? The only link seems to be the name
Abraham. However, I am wondering if the name Isaac is significant, as
an Isaac Butler of Lewes married Mary Brignell
on 11 April 1693 at All Saints in Lewes, and "our" Thomas was also said to
be of Lewes when he married, and named his second son Isaac. Isaac
Butler of Lewes left a will in 1713. Was he the one who
married Mary Brignell? Isaac may have been
baptised in Brighling in 1653, the son of Thomas Butler.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012