Richard BUTLER
William BUTLER
(Abt 1831-1910)


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William BUTLER

  • Born: Abt 1831, Morayshire, Scotland
  • Married: 14 Jun 1864, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 17 Oct 1910, South Terrace, Semaphore, S.A., Australia 3 4

   Research Notes:

" BUTLER.—On the 17th October, South terrace, Semaphore, William Butler, late of Fernleigh Station, South East, aged 79 years."


"Death of Mr. William Butler,—The many friends of Mr. William Butler, 'lateof Fernleigh, in the South-East, regretted to hear of his death, which occurred at the Semaphore, near Adelaide, on October 17, at the age of 79 years. Mr. Butler had a lengthy residence in the state, following business pursuits in Adelaide and elsewhere. He carried on in Narracoorte for many years the business of a general storekeeper, and afterwards took up a large quantity of country with his sons between Lucindale and Robe, and formed the Fernleigh station, where he carried on grazing pursuits successfully for a number of years. About three years ago he sold out and went to reside near Adelaide with Mrs. Butler, who predeceased him abont twelve months ago. Mr. Butler was held in high esteem as a business man, and it was recognised that his word was his bond. Mrs. D. A. Fullerton, of Rynabruach, Penola, is a daughter of the deceased gentleman, and the other members of the family are all grown up." 5

   Marriage Information:

William married Grace TEMBY, daughter of Christopher TEMBY of Trenoweth Farm and Grace HOLMAN, on 14 Jun 1864 in Adelaide, S.A., Australia 1 2. (Grace TEMBY was born in 1831 in Crowan, Cornwall, christened on 25 Sep 1831 in Crowan, Cornwall 6, died on 10 Nov 1909 in South Terrace, Semaphore, S.A., Australia 7 8 and was buried on 11 Nov 1909 in Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A., Australia 9.)

   Marriage Notes:

"BUTLER-PELAMOUNTAIN.— On the 14th June, by the Rev. J. Watsford, Mr. William Butler, son of Mr. Richard Butler, Forres, Morayshire, Scotland, to Grace Pelamountain, second daughter of Christopher Temby, Crow[a]n, Cornwall, England."


1 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 58/374.

2 South Australian Register, Saturday 18 June 1864.

3 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 352/268.

4 The Advertiser (Adelaide), Tuesday 18 October 1910.

5 The Narracoorte Herald, Tuesday 25 October 1910.

6 Crowan Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 152, no. 1210.

7 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 344/440.

8 The Advertiser (Adelaide), Thursday 11 November 1909.

9 SA Government, (

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