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John Armitage Buttrey

1818 - 1886

John Armitage Buttrey was born in 1818 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. In 1853 he married Eliza Kirkby Bateson, and soon after immigrated to Australia, possibly onboard the DUKE OF WELLINGTON.

The Buttrey family are recorded as living in Sydney while trading in the South Seas between 1862 until they returned to England in 1868. Around 1875 John Armitage Buttrey changed his surname to 'Lister' (the maiden name of his mother) along with his wife and children. He died in 1886 at Portsea Island, Hampshire, England, under the name of John Armitage Lister.