Reference to index of papers of Charles Butler, son of Gamaliel Butler, and his family.

Butler, Charles and Butler, Gamaliel 2010 , Reference to index of papers of Charles Butler, son of Gamaliel Butler, and his family. , University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia.

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Gamaliel Butler (1783-1852), an attorney of Kings Bench (admitted 1808), and his wife Sarah Paine (1787-1870) came to Tasmania in 1824, to settle business affairs after the death by drowning of Sarah's brother, Edward Paine, who had emigrated in 1820. The Butlers had left their six surviving children (three others had died in infancy) in London in the care of relatives and they joined their parents in the 1830s. Six more children were born in Tasmania. The eldest son, Edward Paine Butler (1811-1849) and another son Charles (1820-1909) also became lawyers and joined their father in partnership with R.W. Nutt. Butler also acquired extensive property. He died in 1852 at his Hobart home, Stowell House.
Charles Butler (1820-1909) came to Tasmania in 1835 at the age of fifteen and completed his education in Tasmania at Longford Hall School under William Gore Elliston for one year and then under W.H. Wilmot (d.1842) for another year. In 1838 he was articled to the solicitor Robert Pitcairn in Hobart and was admitted a lawyer of the Tasmanian Supreme Court in 1843 and after his brother Edward's death in 1849 became a partner with his father in Butler, Nutt and Butler. He was president of the Southern Law Society from its foundation in1888 until 1907. In 1847 he married Georgina Wilmot (1819?-1880), daughter of his old schoolmaster W.H. Wilmot and his wife Eliza (Best), and they had ten children: Kate Geogiana (1849-1929), Edward Henry (1851-1928), Lucy Madeleine (1852-), Charles William (1854-1937), Francis Leicester (called Leicester 1856-1385), Ida Mary (1858-1949), Leila Chalmers (1859-), May Maria (1861-), Herbert Maxwell (1863-• }, Montague Howard (1868-1895).
Charles William Butler (1854-1937) was educated at Hutchins School and gained an Associate of Arts, first class in 1871and was admitted a lawyer in 1877. He then took a trip to N.S.W and to England and later joined the law practice of his father, elder brother, Edward Henry (AA 1867, admitted 1872) and John McIntyre, Butler McIntyre and Butler. He was a keen cricketer and played for Australia. He was Chairman of the Board of Management of Hutchins School 1912 -1937. Charles William Butler married Beatrice Maria Travers in 1882 and they had seven children, including Geoffrey Travers (1890-1962) and Charles Travers (1887-1974) who followed their father in the law. Charles' younger brother Francis Leicester Butler gained an AA in 1872 and was awarded a Tasmanian Scholarship in 1874 and went to St. John's College Oxford to study law in 1875-8, but died when he went to London again in 1885.
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Authors/Creators:Butler, Charles and Butler, Gamaliel
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
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