Butler Corfe

1757 - 24th Jul 1822


Butler Corfe, in his will made 7/06/1822, proved 17/01/1823, bequeathed his fifth part or share in a plantation called Retrieve situate in the island of Leguan in the colony of Essequibo purchased from (sister-in-law) Martha Gater to his son George, son-in-law James Coulthred and a John Sharman, Great Coram Street, Brunswick Square. Date of acquisition from Martha not specified.

His widow Sarah Corfe, in her will made 5/04/1824, proved 28/02/1826, bequeathed her one-sixth or some part of the residue of her late brother George's estate real and personal in the colonies of Essequibo and Demerary to her four children: George Corfe, Elizabeth Corfe, William Thomas Corfe, and Margaret Coulthred.

Sarah Corfe was the daughter of Daniel and Martha Crafts, who married Butler Corfe in Twickenham, 25/10/1787.

Memorial inscription in All Saints, Isleworth, Middlesex: Sacred to the memory of / Mr. BUTLER CORFE / of Whitton / who died July 24th 1822 / aged 65 years / Also Mrs. SARAH CORFE / wife of the above / who died November 8th 1825 / in the 59th year of her age / Also JOSEPH CORFE / son of the above / who died March 10th 1820 / aged 14 years / Also MARGARET COULTHRED / daughter of the above / who died March 31st 1833 / aged 34 years / Also GEORGE / son of the above / who died December 22nd 1846 / aged 57 years / Also WILLIAM THOMAS CORFE / son of the above / who died May 20th 1860 / aged 64 years / Also ELIZABETH / daughter of the above / died 1871 / aged 87.


PROB 11/1665/231, will of Butler Corfe.

PROB 11/1708/431, will of Sarah Corfe.

Findmypast.co.uk, England, Phillimore Marriage Registers, 1531-1913 [database online].

Findmypast.co.uk, Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions [database online].

We are grateful to Joan Dyer for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Sarah Crafts

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1822 [SY] - → Joint owner

Bequeathed his fifth share in Retreive to his son George Corfe.

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (1)

Whitton, Middlesex, South-east England, England