Jacob was christened on 25 Dec 1807 in Bisley. His father Robert BUTT was a clothier and later Jacob also took this trade. Most of this trade was cottage based industry. It is believed that after they married Jacob and Ann lived in France Lynch, just north of Chalford where there were mills. However, in the 1830s the industrial revelation had an impact and over a third of the people were unemployed. Many were starving. The Bisley vestry records show that Jacob occasionally obtained financial assistance to enable his family to survive.
In 1837 the Rev Thomas Keble was involved in raising funds to enable 68 people to emigrate to Australia on The Layton. Jacob, his wife Ann and children were chosen. Sadly there was an outbreak of measles on this journey and three of their children Fanny, Emma and Henry died at sea.
Layton Passenger Shipping Records [http://indexes.records.nsw.gov.au/ebook/list.aspx?Page=NRS5313/4_4780/Layton_18%20Jan%201838/4_478000018.jpg&No=1 ]
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