John Butler

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John Butler, son of Nicholas Butler and Joyce Baker, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Ashford, Kent, England, 2 January 1624/25.1 He died at Edgartown, Dukes Co., Massachusetts, before 21 July 1658.1

John married Mary Lynde, daughter of Thomas Lynde, about 1649.2,3,4

John Butler resided in Dorchester and removed to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard about 1652. He was a husbandman.

When he died, his widow was appointed adminitrix; the inventory was dated 21 Jul 1658 and valued at 219-9-11. This was divided among his heirs when the children reached their majority.5


Mary Lynde b. 24 Feb 1629/30
  • John Butler1 b. 6 Jul 1651, d. 1738
  • Mary Butler1 b. 1652
  • Thomas Butler+1 b. abt. 1654, d. 20 Oct 1732
  • Joseph Butler1 b. 1656
  • Hannah Butler1 b. 1658
This person was last edited on19 Sep 2019


  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. [S3] Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard, 3:48.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 262, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635 (7 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 4:375, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  5. [S3] Banks, History of Martha's Vineyard.