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Jane Butler

Cordite Worker
Birthplace Belfast County Belfast Ireland Date of Birth: January 19, 1890


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Jane Butler / Jane Dougherty 

Gender: Female  

Date and Place of Birth: 1890, Belfast 

Date and Place of Death: N/A 

Nationality:  Irish 



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Place of residence at Gretna: N/A 

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Marital status: Married twice, convicted of bigamy  

Children: Jane had two children with her first husband, William John Butler. 

Travels: She went to South Dublin in 1917 

Awards/recognitions: N/A 

Trivia / any other information: Sherrif Campion at Dumfries arrested Jane for bigamy in 1918. Jane first married labourer William John Butler, who worked in a blind asylum in Belfast. Jane left William and her two children and went to Gretna, where she met Syndey Lewis Sharville, a constable in the Gretna police. In 1917, a year before being sent to prison for bigamy, Jane went to South Dubin workhouse. Before entering the workhouse, Jane was living in South Dublin. During 1965 in Kent, Jane and Syndey Sharville registered their marriage when she was 75. 

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