William Thomas Butt

Another of Ari’s 5x great-grandfathers was William Thomas Butt, son of Asher Butt and Elizabeth Thomas.

William was born on 5 August 1815 in Christchurch, Dorset.

Christchurch castle


I can’t find William in the 1841 census, but he wasn’t living with either of his parents. In 1844 he married Fanny Briant. He gave his profession as ‘valet’.

In the 1851 census, after Fanny’s death, he can be seen living at an unnamed hotel in Castle Street, Christchurch, and working as an ostler. (At the time of her death in 1847, he was described as an innkeeper.)

The Kings Arms Hotel in Castle Street


It doesn’t look as though he remarried. In 1861, he was working as a stableman and living at Holdenhurst, just north of Christchurch.

He died the following year, aged just 45 (the cause was consumption). An announcement appeared in the Christchurch Times on 19 April 1862, presumably placed by his daughter Elizabeth:

Millhams Street is just next to Ducking Stool Lane in Christchurch, where this 1986 replica can be seen:

Ari, this is how you are related to William:

#Butt #Christchurch #Dorset

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