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Families covered: Butts of Shouldham Thorp, Butts of Thornage

BLG1858 reports that "The family of Butts held at a very early period, and for a considerable time, the manorial estates of Shouldham, Thorpe, and Thornage, the latter of which was carried out of the family by an heiress, who m. Sir N. Bacon, Bart."
William Butts of Shouldham Thorp, Norfolk
m. _ Kervill
1. Edward Butts (physician to King Henry VIII)
2. Thomas Butts
m. _ Essex
  A. Sir William Butts of Fulham in Middle Kent (d 17.11.1545)
  The following comes from Visitation (Norfolk, 1563-1589+1613, 'Butts of Buttes', folio 207b) which starts with Sir William. The connection with the Shouldham Thorp branch is shown by 'Butts Lineage'.
  m. Margaret Bacon (dau/coheir of John Bacon of Cambridgeshire)
  i. Sir William Butts of Thornage, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (a 1563)
m. Jone Bures (dau/coheir of Henry Bures of Acton)
  ii. Thomas Butts of Ryburgh, Norfolk
  m. Bridget Bures (dau/coheir of Henry Bures of Acton)
  iii. Edmund Butts of Barrow, Suffolk
  m. Anne Bures (dau/coheir of Henry Bures of Acton)
  a. Ann Butts (b c1549, d 19.09.1616)
  m. (1564) Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Bart of Redgrave (b 1540, d 11.1624)
3. William Butts of Shouldham Thorp (2nd son?)
  m. _ Coningsby
  A. William Butts of Shouldham Thorp
  Visitation (Kent) & Berry identify William's wife as Ursula, dau of Sir John Tindall. Visitation (Norfolk) identifies her as ...
m. Ursula Tindall (dau of Thomas Tindall of Norfolk)
  i. William Butts of Shouldham Thorp & Garboys, Norfolk
  m. Jane Cockett (dau/coheir of William Cockett of Besthorpe)
  a. William Butts (dsp)
  b. Leonard Butts of Bromley, Kent (dsp 12.1633)
  m. Joane Leonard (dau/heir of Richard Leonard of Suffolk, widow of John Law of London)
  c. Henry Butts (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Bell (dau/heir of John Bell of Kent)
  d. Frances Butts
  m. Thomas Steward
  e. Jane Butts
  m. Grave or Jarvis Violett of Lynn, Norfolk
  (1) Thomas Violett
  m. Susan Thurleby (dau of William Thurleby or Thurlbye, "kin to the Bishop of Ely")
  ii. Alice Butts
  m. John Pigott of Strandsett
  B. Margaret Butts
  m. Edward Morris or Morrys of Shouldham Thorp



BLG1858 provides the comment given above and then starts with Bishop Robert, identifying him as son of the following William. It seems reasonable to suppose that William was connected to the above family.
William Butts (rector of Hartest, Suffolk)
1. Robert Butts, Bishop of Ely (2nd son)
  m1. Elizabeth Pitcher (dau of Rev. Anthony Pitcher of Hawsted)
  A. Robert Butts (rector of Lonh Melford, Suffolk, 2nd son)
  m. Jane Clarke (dau of Reuben Clarke, Dean of Westminster)
  i. William Butts (cleric)
  m. Amy Drury (d 1807, dau of Rev. George Drury of Overstone & Cladon)
  a. Edward Drury Butts of Camesworth, Dorset had issue
  m. Mary Hill (dau of James Hill of Walthamstow)
  b. William Butts
  m. _ Robinson
  c. Emily Butts
  m. Thomas McDougall
  d.+ other issue - Charles Salisbury, Henry Owen, Jane Elizabeth
  ii. Robert Butts
iii. |Jane Butts
  m. Roger Kedington of Rougham
  B. Martha Butts
  m. _ Steadman (archdeacon of Norfolk)
  C. Mary Butts
  m. _ Owen (Dr.)
  D.+ other issue - Eyton (dean of Cloyne), Charlotte
  m2. Anne Reynolds (dau of Rev. James Reynolds of Lackford)
  F. Philippa Butts apparently of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Henry Spence (b 26.02.1747-8)
  G.+ 5 daughters

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'Butts Lineage' ('John Butts: His ancestors and some of his descendants', found on archive.org) supported by Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Butts'), Visitation (Kent, 1619, 'Butts'), CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p257) with input as reported above
(2) For lower section : BLG1858 ('Butts of Camesworth')
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