All the entries for Butler in Lt. William's will (written in 1724)are
spelled with two "t's. as in Buttler. The will is shown as
William W. Buttler Jr. and signed with a Mark. There is entry in the Ipswich
town records that shows a birth for a William Buttler (1677),
(Lt. William's son.)
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Note H340Was freeman in 1682
Lt. William was born in 1653. Lt. William Buttler ... 
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William Butler,born about
1650, who was a yeoman in 1688, Ipswich,Mass.and was made a freeman there October 11, 1682. He died at Ipswich, August 2nd, 1730
He married (first)in 1673, Sarah Cross,by whom he had nine children.
He married (second), Mary Ingalls,born 1656,by whom he had three children.
He married (third) Abigail Metcalf.
Lt. William Butler aquired his military title through service in the early Indian wars,and is referred to in the records of Ipswich by that title.
depended as a base of the same 'Butler
Family' by Frank O. Butler, checked by
'Hammatt Papers' and vital records of
Ipswich, and I found the author of the
genealogy absolutely correct in every
The family history of William Butler of Ipswich, down to Dr.Benjamin and Eleazer, is valid, clear and can not be disturbed; and furthermore, within that time the family of William
"Lieut.William Butler, yeoman, of Ipswich, Mass. born, (it is indicated in Essex County court records),in 1653, was the New World ancestor of a line of colonizers who left records as hardy pioneers both in what is now the United
States and in Canada. His place of origin has been sought at various times over a period of many years by different descendants and by genealogical investigators. The search to date has been without result."
(The book was published in 1944)
note: we now have DNA technology that
can be helpful in tracing our ancestry.
The Y-DNA of this Butler ancestry is R1a1,and has been traced back to -6000BC. Nearly all members of this sub-group (97%) have their origin in the countries around the North Sea: (British Isles, Norway, Sweden, Denmark,
DNA is the carrier of our genetic information, which passes from
generation to generation. At conception,
a person receives DNA from both their father and mother.We each have 23 pairs of chromosomes and for each pair, one was received from the father and one was received from the mother. The Y chromosome is transmitted from father to sons. Scientists have identified a small portion, which is passed virtually unchanged from father to son.
Testing this portion of the Y chromosome provides information about the direct male line, which is the father, his father.and so forth back in time.
The locations tested are called Markers.A small change,occurs about once every 500 generations. Therefore male individuals can be tested for an ancestor that may be 100's years in the past.
Frank Osgood Butler was a descendant of Lt. William Butler of Ipswich,Mass. He wrote a 20 page book titled "Some accounts of the descendants of Lt. William Butler". The booklet was published in 1899. The Library of Congress,Wash. D.C. has a microfilm copy.
Frank also gave a copy of his ancestry to
American Ancestry. It included an entry
that Lt. William's father was William Butler and his mother was Sarah.
However, he did not mention the source of this information
R1a1. This proves that his ancestors and his descendants did not go through
the Ormonde or the Pincerna Lines
(which are yDNA R1b1). The R1a1 Group
can be traced back to central Asia (circa:3000 BC).
A section of this group migrated to
north-western Europe and became
associated with the Vikings.Some
geneticists have called R1a the only
true Viking Haplogroup.
In the years of 800's the Vikings
colonized a section of north-west
France, that is now called Normandy.
The Butler ancestry is known to be
of Norman ancestry.
Our (R1a1) ancestors probably descended from that group.