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During the investigation of the Edwards family tree we have uncovered a lot of related information regarding the family name 'BUTCHER'. This page details the BUTCHER family which interconnects with the EDWARDS family..

Abraham Butcher (Bef. 1796)

Abraham and Jane Butcher raised at least four children at Mildenhall, Suffolk.

  • Issac Butcher - baptised 1822 at Mildenhall, Suffolk
  • Jacob Butcher - baptised 1828 aged 1 month at Mildenhall, Suffolk
  • Charles Butcher - baptised 1830 aged 2 months at Mildenhall, Suffolk
  • James Butcher - born 1835, baptised 1835 at Mildenhall, Suffolk
James Butcher (b. 1835)

James Butcher was born 1835, baptised 1835 at Mildenhall, Suffolk. He married Elizabeth, born circa 1831 at Oxlode, Cambridgeshire. They raised at least four children:

  • Mary A Butcher born 1862 at Oxlode, Cambridgeshire
  • Frederick Butcher born 1871 at Downham, Cambridgeshire
  • Abraham Butcher born 1873 at Oxlode, Cambridgeshire
  • Philip Martin Butcher born 1866 at Oxlode, Cambridgeshire
Mary A Butcher (b. circa 1862)

Mary Butcher married a Mr Parson they had at least one child:

  • James Alfred Parson born 1877 at Downham, Cambridgeshire

BUTCHER Derivation

Derivations of the name are Butcher, Butchers, Bucher, Boucher, Boutcher, Bowcher, Bowker. The first reference to the name are Ailwardus le Bochere in 1184 in the Pipe Rolls for London; Richard le Bucher in 1240 in the Feet of Fines for Essex; William Bouchier, Alan le Boucher in 1327 in the Subsidary Rolls for Sussex; Thomas le Bouker in 1332 in the Subsidary Rolls for Lancashire. The name is Anglo-French bocher, boucher, Old French bochier, bouchier 'butcher'.

'A Dictionary of British Surnames' by P.H. Reaney,
Second Edition, published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, second edition, ISBN 0 7100 8106 5

Butcher, occupational name, 'butcher' Old French.

'The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames' by Basil Cottle, second edition, ISBN 0 14 051032 X

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Philip Martin Butcher (b. circa 1866)

Philip Butcher born about 1866 in Oxlode, Cambridgeshire married Frances Jane Kemp born in 1866 in Littleport, Cambs. They had at least three children:

  • Frederic Butcher born about 1887 in Welney, Norfolk
  • Nellie Butcher born about 1889 in Welney, Norfolk
  • James Robert Butcher, born 1890, at Caves Farm, Littleport, Cambs, married Daisy Alice Edwards, born 1892, in Prickwillow, Cambs. Daisy was the daughter of Albert George and Elizabeth (formerly Palmer) Edwards. James died 25th March 1957 at Manea, Cambs; Daisy died 18th August 1966 at Manea, Cambs.
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