William Butcher

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William Butcher
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Headstone Information
Date of Birth 1829
Age at Death 79 years
Additional Names Marian Butcher
Transcription In Loving Memory of Marian Butcher who died 29th March 1905 aged 76 years. Also William Butcher beloved husband of above Who died 9th April 1908 aged 79 years. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord [from henceforth]".

William Butcher (1829 - 9 April 1908) supposedly in England

Early Life

William Butcher was born to a soldiering family in the year 1829. William, aged just 12 years, found himself on a sailing ship, “Sterling”, bound for the Swan River Colony in Western Australia, where he arrived on March 14th 1841. Began his working life around Gingin and later became a sandalwood carter down the Fremantle - Albany road.


Married Mary Ann Houghton on the 22 July 1852 at the Church of England of Ellensbrook (now All Saints Church, Upper Swan). The children of Mary Ann and William were: William, Sarah Anne, Alfred, Hugh John, Walter, James, Alice and Albert.

Community Contribution


On the 9 April 1908, William died aged 79 and was buried with Mary Ann (Marian) at the old Anglican Church Cemetery, Kelmscott.