Leger & Greenwood letterbook 1770-1775; 1788
Weeden Butler was born in Margate, England, on September 22, 1742, the son of Daniel Butler and Mary Morris. He was apprenticed to a London attorney after being orphaned in his early teens and became an ordained minister around 1764, working closely with William Dodd. Butler took over Dodd's church, the Charlotte Street Chapel, and later became chaplain to Edward, Duke of Kent. In addition to his religious duties, Butler oversaw Sunday schools and ran the Cheyne Walk School in Chelsea for many years. He married Ann Giberne on December 16, 1771; their children included three sons. Butler retired in 1814 and died on July 14, 1823.