Trying to link John Butcher, 1776, Derbyshire to his parents, possibly William Butcher 1736ish, Derbyshire

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Can anyone help with this brickwall? I am new to this and haven't figured out how to create a gedcom yet. I have got as far back as my 4th great grandfather John Butcher 1776, Derbyshire, son of a William Butcher. All on my public ancestry.

I believe the correct William Butcher (my 5th gg) is listed in the ancestral file 20F2-274 on but I'm struggling to find proof of this relationship or that he even had children, can anyone help me out a bit please?
in Genealogy Help by Lizzie Griffiths G2G6 Pilot (103k points)

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Hi Lizzie:

I found a William Butcher m. Sarah Radley 18 Sept 1765 Whitwell, Derbyshire. (William may have been bpt 9 May 1736 at Whitwell, Derby per "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), William Butcher, 09 May 1736; citing WHITWELL,DERBY,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,041,910. Parents William and Anne.

Then I found a John Butcher born 1776, baptized Elmton St Peter 27 December 1776.


Other information in the record of John Butcher

from England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers

Name John Butcher
Event Type Christening
Event Date 27 Dec 1776
Event Place Elmton with Cresswell, Elmton with Cresswell, Derbyshire, England
Gender Male
Father's Name William Butcher
Mother's Name Sarah Butcher

Citing this Record

"England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 December 2014), William Butcher in entry for John Butcher, 27 Dec 1776; citing Christening, Elmton with Cresswell, Elmton with Cresswell, Derbyshire, England, Record Office, Matlock; FHL microfilm 2,080,744.

There were other children all born Elmton - Sarah bpt 1768

Betty bpt 13 January 1773

William bpt 30 Sep 1774

I have a John Butcher, Elmton, Derbyshire who married an Elizabeth Carter 23 December 1800.

From the maps, it looks like Elmton, Cresswell, and Whitwell were neighbouring towns. A good thing!


Anything here helpful?





by Ann Carmel G2G6 Mach 2 (29.5k points)
Thank you, some of the same records I have found (but new children), I think its probably safe to assume William & Sarah were John Butchers parents; the geography is too much of a coincidence!! I was hesitant to add them because of the gap between marriage and having children but I think you have plugged some of those gaps with additional children! Thank you so much, if I'm linked to William I can leap back another 100 years so that's fantastic news Xx

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