Butcher Families of Suffolk

(updated 8 January 2014)

Information on the Butcher (or Bocher) families of the Suffolk-Norfolk border area of England, originating in Wilby and Laxfield, Hoxne District, Suffolk My current understanding of various family groups through about 1800 is available through the several links below. Transcripts of various early wills of the family are available through these links. This site does not cover the numerous Butchers in the port of Lowestoft, Suff. Some information on that family is available at Butcher of Lowestoft.

Richard Butcher Family of Wilby, Suffolk

Descendants of Richard Butcher of Wilby, Suffolk (d. 1541), Hugh Butcher of Wilby, and Robert Butcher of Fressingfield (1603-1683)

Henry and Mark Butcher Families

Descendants of Henry Butcher of Denham, Henry Butcher of Metfield, Mark Butcher of St. James South Elmham, Suff. [Mark Butcher of Metfield has now been identified as a member of the Richard Butcher family, which see.]

Other Early Butcher Families in Hoxne District

Families of John Bocher of Laxfield (d. 1504), John Bocher of Fressingfield, Suffolk (d. 1501), and miscellaneous.

Butcher Families of Shelton, Norfolk

Butcher Families (Robert, Ralph, Francis, etc.) early in Shelton, Norfolk - Not in Suffolk, but nearby.

Giles Butcher Family of Debenham, Suffolk

Preliminary Notes on Butchers in Debenham.

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