Abbreviations:

b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

BUTTER

OF BRAEHOUSE

 

Charles Butter, b. in 1694, became a Wright in Edinburgh and was Deacon of the Wrights there for some time. He d. at Braehouse on 31 July 1780, aged 86 years,[1] having m. firstly, at Edinburgh, on 15 October 1727, to Ann, daughter of William Reoch, Wright in Edinburgh,[2] in whose right he was to admitted Burgess of Edinburgh on 15 November 1727,[3] and by whom he had issue :

  1. William Butter of Braehouse, (see below).
  2. Anna Butter, b. at Edinburgh on 23 August 1730 and m. at Edinburgh on 20 June 1756, to John Biggar, Linen Manufacturer.[4]

He m. secondly, at Edinburgh, on 22 August 1731, to Janet, daughter of James Peter of Chapel,[5] and by her he had further issue :

  1. Helen Butter, b. at Edinburgh on 7 August 1732.
  2. Marjorie Butter, b. at Edinburgh on 13 November 1733.
  3. Mary Butter, m. at Edinburgh, on 8 February 1756, to James Thomson, Merchant.[6]

William Butter of Braehouse, bap. at Edinburgh on 17 January 1729 and followed his father’s profession as a wright with a great deal of success. He was admitted to Burgess of Edinburgh in right of his father on 13 June 1753,[7] was appointed H.M. Master Carpenter in 1779, and acquired the lands of Braehouse, near Edinburgh. He d. after 10 January 1820, when he was served heir general to his father,[8] and by 4 December following when his daughters Ann, Jean and Janet were served heirs portioners to him.[9] He m. at Edinburgh, on 16 February 1755, to Jean, daughter of MacFarlane of Gartartan,[10] (she d. at Edinburgh, on 21 February 1800[11]), and by her he was father of :

  1. Charles Butter, b. at Edinburgh on 12 July 1757 and d. in infancy.
  2. Charles Butter, b. at Edinburgh on 2 March 1760 and dsp.
  3. Jean Butter, m. at Edinburgh on 16 March 1791, to her brother-in-law, Archibald Campbell, Writer,[12] fourth son of William Campbell, 3rd of Glenfalloch, (he d. on 17 April 1806), and d. at Howard Place, Edinburgh, on 1 March 1842,[13] having had issue.
  4. Janet Butter, m. at Edinburgh on 12 June 1788, to John Campbell of Boreland, sixth son of William Campbell, 3rd of Glenfalloch,[14] (he d. on 12 March 1823), and d. at Crossmount on 6 April 1821,[15] having had issue.
  5. Helen Butter, b. at Edinburgh on 1 January 1759 and m. there on 23 April 1781, to George Andrew, Writer in Edinburgh.[16] She d. at Greenend, near Edinburgh, on 22 May 1788.[17]
  6. Ann Butter. She and her sisters, Jean and Janet, were served heirs protioners to their father on 4 December 1820.[18] She d. unmarried, at Edinburgh, on 26 June 1846.[19]

 

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[1] Scots Magazine, 31st July 1780, edition.

[2] OPR – Edinburgh.

[3] SRS. Edinburgh Burgess Roll.

[4] OPR – Edinburgh.

[5] OPR – Edinburgh.

[6] OPR – Edinburgh.

[7] SRS. Edinburgh Burgess Roll.

[8] Services of Heirs.

[9] Services of Heirs.

[10] OPR – Edinburgh.

[11] Caledonian Mercury, 27th February 1800, edition.

[12] OPR – Edinburgh.

[13] The Scotsman, 16th March 1842, edition.

[14] OPR – Edinburgh.

[15] Scots Magazine, 1st April 1821, edition.

[16] OPR – Edinburgh.

[17] Scots Magazine, 1st May 1788, edition.

[18] Services of Heirs.

[19] Perthshire Courier, 9th July 1846, edition.