Back in late May 2021, I spotted on a well known auction site a collection of documents related to a Butcher family. I cannot recall whether I won this on a traditional auction, or did a “buy now”. On a hunch, I would err towards the auction.
Having arrived, the material included some early research of, presumably a family member. There also was a selection of certificates, a grant of burial document, a photograph of a wedding party. The photograph is also enlarged with a numerical code of who attended the wedding. There is also a Proficiency in Radiotelegraphy granted by the Postmaster General, which includes a photograph of the individual concerned.
At this point, I have not undertaken any research of this family group, which is from the midlands of England, around Walsall, Staffordshire, as well as Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire.
Another surname linked to the family is that of Hughes and the earliest marriage took place in 1893. The marriages will be added to the Guild of One-Name Studies Marriage Index.
If any of these seems familiar then please leave a comment or use the contact me form above. The ultimate aim, once I have undertaken some research, expanding the family line, is to either return to the family, or deposit with the Society of Genealogists.
It’s amazing what people think of putting up for sale. Good that they did of course