Thomas Buttle 1821-1879

Parents: Thomas and Mary Buttle (1)
Born: 9th October 1820 in High Street, Haverhill.(1)
Baptised: 18th February 1821 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haverhill (1)
Married: Sarah Whiting, minor, spinster of Burton End, Haverhill, daughter of Joseph Whiting (deceased), labourer, on 17th November 1844 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haverhill. Witnessed by Samuel Bigmore and Susannah Whiting. (2,3)
Children: Mary Ann Buttle b.1845, William Buttle b.1852
Died: December 1879 in Haverhill. Buried on 3rd January 1880 at Haverhill Cemetery.(4,5)

Bio: Thomas is present on the 1841 census living at Race Farm, Haverhill, with his parents and siblings Elizabeth, John, Sarah, James and Susannah. He is working as an agricultural labourer. Three years later he married Sarah Whiting, and they set up home in Burton End. They are here on the 1851 census, Thomas working as an agricultural labourer, Sarah as a domestic. They have one child, Mary Ann, who is a scholar.

By the 1861 census, Thomas and Sarah are still in Burton End, this time Sarah is working as a cotton weaver, her daughter as a silk weaver and their young son William is a scholar. For 1871 there is no change, apart from the addition of a lodger, Thomas Whiting, 18, who is listed as married (he had just married Emma Barber) and is a dealer of some sort. He is Sarah's great nephew. He was the illegitimate son of Harriet Whiting who was the illegitimate daughter of Sarah's sister Louisa.

Thomas Buttle died at the end of 1879, and was buried at Haverhill Cemetery on 3rd January 1880.(4,5)


(1) Suffolk Baptism Index, SFHS, Clare Deanery 1813-1900
(2) Suffolk Records Office, Bury St Edmunds, Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Haverhill. Fiche 578/4/p23 of 37
(3) Marriage Register. 4th Quarter 1844, Risbridge district, Volume 12 Page 773
(4) Haverhill Cemetery, Ref.2539.
(5) Death Register. 4th Quarter 1879, Risbridge district, Volume 4a Page 300