Query from Australia

We have received the following email from Vern Butler in Australia:

“My name is Vern Butler. I am a third generation born Australian. My G Grandfather William Butler was born in Upton on 18th June 1839 to Daniel & Sarah nee Smallbone who operated the George & Dragon Inn from 1840s to 1900. William married in Wytham in 1860 and migrated to Australia in November of that year. Your web site has been a great help to me with several of the Butlers mentioned in the history pages.

“Several years ago I completed a book on William and his Aust descendants and am now attempting to write the family history of the Butlers and their life in Upton in the 19th century. I think I have sorted out William’s siblings but I am confused with the relationship of some of the Butlers in Upton in the 1840s.

“The purpose of this email is to enquire if there is a local history group or historian who would be prepared to assist me sort out the various Butler families in Upton.”

If you can help Vern, please contact the webmaster…