Thomas Butler

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Thomas Butler, son of John Butler and Mary Lynde, was born at Edgartown, Dukes Co., Massachusetts, about 1654.1 He died at Martha's Vinyard, Dukes Co., Massachusetts, 20 October 1732.1

Thomas married Jemima Doggett, daughter of Thomas Doggett and Hannah Mayhew, 27 November 1682.1,2

He was the principal figure in a land dispute involving the Indians, and two towns (Tisbury & Chilmark) that went on for several years (1700-1708). After much discussion, haggling, and compromise, everyone concerned resolved it to their mutual satisfaction. In many places, the records refer to him as "Captain," but do not state why (militia or maritime?).

He made his will 9 Nov 1727 and it was proved 2 Dec 1732.3


Jemima Doggett b. abt. 1666, d. bef. 1727
  • Hannah Butler1 b. 3 Sep 1685
  • Jemima Butler1 b. 17 Oct 1687
  • Thomas Butler1 b. 19 Mar 1689/90
  • Mary Butler+1 b. 1693, d. 8 Aug 1756
  • Israel Butler1 b. 1696, d. aft. 1757
  • David Butler1 b. 1699
  • Bethia Butler1 b. 1702
  • Daniel Butler1 b. 1704
  • Jerusha Butler1 b. 1707
This person was last edited on11 Apr 2022


  1. [S3] Charles Edward Banks, The History of Martha's Vineyard Dukes County Massachusetts in Three Volumes (subtitle varies) (1911; reprint, Edgartown, Massachusetts: Dukes County Historical Society, 1966), 3:47-63, further cited as Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 264, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S3] Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard, 3:48 & 63.