Author Topic: The Mystery of where was George (Frederick) BUTCHER born in c.1876?  (Read 340 times)

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Re: The Mystery of where was George (Frederick) BUTCHER born in c.1876?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 04 September 21 15:11 BST (UK) »
Yes, that 1879 Sheffield death for an Elizabeth BUTCHER in Sheffield much the best fit now.  I assume the family must have moved to Yorkshire between late 1875 and 1879. 
I wonder whether there was some kind of epidemic in Sheffield at the time (cholera, typhus?) with the death of Elizabeth, followed by her husband George in 1885 and two of their daughters in 1887 and 1888.  Son George was probably well out of the way further south.  At least from the 1881 Census onwards in Wandsworth...
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Re: The Mystery of where was George (Frederick) BUTCHER born in c.1876?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 04 September 21 15:36 BST (UK) »
Can't help wondering if the Albert Butcher birth Dec.1879 Sheffield, mmn Webb (same time Elizabeth died) was indeed his son - and whatever happened to him?

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Re: The Mystery of where was George (Frederick) BUTCHER born in c.1876?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 04 September 21 15:55 BST (UK) »
I hope this takes you to the people buried with George
http://www.sheffieldindexers.com

What a wonderful website that Sheffield Indexers is!

Don't forget that you can see images on FamilySearch
i.e. Burial of George, 20 June 1885
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9FH-8V9

Grave book, not much there, gives names of owners, dates of interments
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-P3VW-4YZT

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https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/444385


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Re: The Mystery of where was George (Frederick) BUTCHER born in c.1876?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 04 September 21 15:56 BST (UK) »
Annette,
Yes, I'm pretty sure you're right about that, especially with the WEBB pointer.  They weren't having much joy with the sons born into the family, and maybe with the death of the mother in 1879 it was decided that George Frederick senior couldn't cope with a four year old son as well as those three daughters, who admittedly were quite a bit older and perhaps more able to fend for themselves by then, so he was sent to his retiree farmer grandpa in Wandsworth.
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Jonw65...posts crossed in the ether there, thanks so much for all that extra advice on tackling that website