Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Christopher Butler

Male Bef 1674 - 1729  (> 55 years)


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  • Name Christopher Butler 
    Born Bef 1674  Pope's Creek, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1729  Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I72037  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Butler,   b. 1637,   d. 31 Jul 1684, Pope's Creek, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Martha Thompson,   b. Abt 1640, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1673, Pope's Creek, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F53396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Butler,   b. Bef 1707, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1730, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)  [natural]
     2. Nathaniel Butler,   b. Bef 1709, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1792, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years)  [natural]
     3. Margaret Butler,   b. Bef 1724,   d. Aft 1758, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)  [natural]
     4. William Butler,   b. Bef 1725, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)  [natural]
     5. Joseph Butler,   b. Bef 1725, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1793, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)  [natural]
     6. Lawrence Butler,   b. Bef 1725, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1777, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)  [natural]
     7. Caleb Butler,   b. Bef 1725, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F19793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills:
      Christopher Butler 2Oct1729; 26Nov1729
      Son Nathaniel,
      Brother Lawrence,
      Sons William, Lawrence, Joseph, John and Caleb; land to each of my sons; my wife.

      Ed White note: However .... Deed and Will Book 8-126, 10/2/1729, pv 11/26/1729 Will of CHRISTOPHER BUTLER lists the children. Joseph was not one of them
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      1723-1726 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 1; 1723-1738 [Antient Press}: pp 126
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I CHRISTOPHER BUTLER of ye County of Westmorland do hear make this my Last Will and Testament as for my p:sonall Estate I will and dispose in manner and form following; I will that my Son, NATHANELL BUTLER have one parsel of Land joyning on the Land of WILLIAM QUISENBERY and on the Land of my Brother, LAWRENCE BUTLER, Begining att the mouth of a Branch, thence up the Branch to a red Oke standing on ye South West and thence to a Red Oke by the Road side, thence along ye Road to a Horse Paththat gose to the House of LAWRENCE BUTLER to a marked to a marked white Oke standing in the sd. line, thence down the line to the land of WILL: QUISENBERY dowse to ye first begining; and that my Son, WILLIAM BUTLER, have a parsell of Land joyning to his Brother NATHANELL Begining at ye aforsd. red Oak stand on the aforesd. Branch runing on his Brother, NATHANELL BUTLERs line to ye sd. red Oke by the Rode side thence to the white Oke by the Horse Path, thence up the line to ye head of Rapahanock, thence up ye Branch to a Oke and a Gum marked in a Branch of ye Swampe, thence to the red Oke by the Rode side and to a marked Chesnutt standing at ye head of the aforesd, Branch, and to ye first begining. I will that my Son, LAWRENCE BUTLER, have all the rest of the Land on that side of ye Rode up ye mane Swampe to ye Land of Mr. LORD and to ye Oke and Gum which divides WILLIAMs Lands from LAWRENCE, he haveing the liberty of a Spring on ye North side of the Rode, I will that my Son, JOHN BUTLER, have ye reste of ye land from his Brothers to Mr. LORDs and I will that my Son, CALEB, have that peice of land which I bought of HENERY WILLIAMS to them & to their Children. I will that my Wife and my two Eldes Sons, JOHN and NATHANELL, be Executors of this my Will and Testament whereunto I have set my hand and seal October this Second day and year of our Lord 1729
      Testes CHARLES GODDARD CHRISTPHR: his mark BUTLER
      JOHN BARTLET
      Westmorld, ss, At a Court held for the sd, County the 26th day of November 1729 This Last Will and Testament of CHRISTOPHER BUTLER, deced., was presented into Court by the Executors therein named who make Oath thereto, and being proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Nineteenth day of December 1729 G. T., C. C. W.
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      1717-1725 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 4 [Robert K. Headley, jr.];
      p.260 - William GRIFFIN, Sitt. Par., will; 2 Mar 1724/25. 7 Apr 1725
      sons John the plant. whereon I now live and all the land, William the plant. whereon Henry RAVNELL did live with all the land, if either of the above two sons die before they reach 24, land to go to son Charles, if both sons die...then son Joseph to have one of the plants.; wife Anne; wife of Richard CLAXTON; ex: wife and son John; wits: Christopher BUTLER, Richard CLAXTON, Thomas CLAYTON.
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 90-91. 4 Jan. 1696 [1697]. Nathaniel Butler of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, planter, to Tobias Butler of same. For 6000 pounds of tobacco. 130 acres, all that parcell of land which my deceased father John Butler late of Westmoreland County bequeathed to me his son in his last will 15 March 1683/4, being part of a pattent granted to my father John Butler, deceased, 18 April 1670 for 597 acres ... corner tree of 200 acres sold to Edward Coney out of the abovesaid pattent ... branch divideth this land from that given to my brother Christopher and so downe the said branch whilet [sic] it meets with the main swamp, being the main branch of Rappahannock Creek ... which said main swamp or branch divides this my part from that part also to my bro. Lourence Butler...
      Nathaniel Butler
      Wit: James Tayler, Daniel Field, John Lord.
      27 Jan. 1696 [1697]. Acknowledged by Nathaniel Butler.
      Pages 91-91a. 4 Jan. 1696 [1697]. Bond of Nathaniel Butler of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, to Tobias Butler of same county. For 12,000 pounds of tobacco. To keep covenants in deed of sale.
      Nathaniel Butler
      Wit: James Taylor, Danl. Field, Jno. Lord.
      27 Jan. 1696 [1697]. Acknowledged by Nathaniel Butler.

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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Westmoreland Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      CHRISTOPHER BUTLER, no wart, survd 16 Nov. 1722; 479 a. - pat. granted to Mrs Elizabeth Lord 19 Mar. 1691/92 for 164 a. & made over to Mr wm Lord 18 Dec. 1693 & by him to Butler 14 Feb. 1706/7 & also a pat. of
      Christopher Butler 7 Dec. 1716 for 150 a. with 165 a. surplus in the 2 tracts - on head of Popes Crk. neare Miry Br., Rappa Crk; adj. Capt John Lord, Jno Butler, Capt Barrow, Gerrard Oneal, Lawrence Butler. Surv. Thomas Newton

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