|About BUTT(S) FOOTPRINT IN THE SANDS OF TIME
OUR FAMILY HISTORY.
*****SPECIAL NOTE below about dates & names in history:
This website is dedicated to the memory of William (Bill) V. Richardson. He did extensive research on the Butt/Butts when it
was done without the aid of a computer. I credit Bill with giving us the foundation for our family history.
It has taken a long time to complete the connection to the Monarchy of Great Britain. It's been a great trip and I'm very proud
to have brought it together.It is amazing what the Monarchy, of long ago, went through. What they did to
survive and, yet, the cruelty of so many to achieve their goals.All genealogies are a work in progress. Although I began my
research years ago, and at times, family and job responsibilities took priority and my fascinating hobby made its way into a
cardboard file box. Today, however, time permits indulgence in genealogy as much as I choose. The cardboard box has
given way to a filing cabinet and, of course, piles of papers on my desk. Genealogy is exciting, challenging, fascinating and
frustrating! Often when we have the time many 'ancestors' are no longer alive to be asked the "what, when, where, why and
who" questions. The puzzle seems to have so many pieces and finding "one" piece, sometimes, seems to be an almost
insurmountable task. But, little by little, the puzzle takes shape and the lives of our ancestors are finally beginning to come
Our family history is of great adventures and phenomenal accomplishments. There are President's, an Actor, Biblical & Kings &
Queens. Our genealogy is of courageous families who came to a new land to make a new life. It is the genealogy of hard-working
families who worked the farms, mined the coal and worked in the mills. Everyday life was hard. Survival was often a struggle.
Yet they pursued the dreams they had and they are the grass roots of our families. They were the beginning of our future.
I want our children to know and be proud of their heritage and I want to share the greatness of our ancestors.
If you find information from my genealogy that helps in your research that's great! If you have information I'm lacking let's
share. In the meantime read on and enjoy the family history and stories that make the people come to life!
**NOTE: Historically, members of Royal families had no need for surnames, as Kings and Princes were known by the names of
the countries over which they and their families ruled. Kings and Queens, therefore, signed themselves by their first names
only. A tradition in the United Kingdom which has continued to the present day. Members of the British Royal Family had no
surname before 1917, but only the name of the dynasty to which they belonged. This was changed by King George V which
specifically adopted WINDSOR, not only as the name of the 'House' or dynasty, but also as the surname of his family. The
family name was changed as a result of anti-German feeling during the First World War, and the name WINDSOR was
adopted after the Castle of the same name. The Royal Family name of Windsor was confirmed by The Queen after her
accession in 1952. However, in 1960, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh decided that they would like their own direct
descendants to be distinguished from the rest of the Royal Family (without changing the name of the Royal House), as Windsor
is the surname used by all the male and unmarried female descendants of George V. It was therefore declared, that the
Queen's descendants, other than those with the style of Royal Highness and the title of Prince/Princess, or female descendants
who marry, would carry the name of Mountbatten-Windsor. So you will find, in several instances, surname's will be
"Unknown." Hopefully, this will help you in the search.
Note there seems to be NO way to add BC to any dates prior to the year one(1). So from Fearadach Finnfechtnach &
before him would be BC Fearadach was born in 12 BC but died in 36AD.
You will find many points in my files that need further study. I do not claim to be the final authority on my files and all
information is subject to further research. It is hoped that the information provided, in these files, will encourage more
research. If this is done then I have accomplished my goal.