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Ironmaster of Kirkstall Forge, one of the second generation Butlers at the Forge.
1773 Baptised in Bradford, son of John Butler and Jane (nee Beecroft)
1779 The Butler and Beecroft families went into business together at Kirkstall Forge
1801 Married Ann Beecroft in Leeds; they had 10 children
1805 Birth of son Thomas Butler, Junior
1812 Birth of son John Octavius Butler
1814 Birth of son George Butler
1816 Birth of son Ambrose Edmund Butler