Guernsey Butchers : Boutcher


Boucher is actually not this families original name. Richard BUTCHER of Plymouth, Devon married Hannah HAWKINS of Lyme Regis, Dorset in St Peter Port in 1803. The largely French-speaking locals distorted his name to the french form Boucher - which in the local tongue is pronounced BOUTCHER or BOWTCHER - and so was written as such. They had two children before Richard died prematurely. Hannah remarried, to George FOOTE, in 1819, and had two further children.

Of Richard's children, his son James became a butcher, and his daughter Louisa, married Job Parsons, and a number of their children became butchers.


Richard BUTCHER married Hannah HAWKINS ( 1784 - 1857 )

(those in bold were butchers)

Earliest Mention in Guernsey



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