William Butterfield was born in 1767 and died in Portsmouth on 3 Oct 1842. He served in the Royal Navy.
Sons who served as naval officers: Edward Harris Butterfield
RAdm W (1840)
• Left the navy due to what he felt was ill treatment.
• Joined the merchant service.
• Pressed from the American vessel, Anna (1793).
• As Lieutenant of Majestic, 74 (Captain Charles Cotton), he took part in the Glorious First of June (1794).