Butler, William John

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Monument House, O'Connell Bridge / 34 Bachelor’s Walk [same premises], c.1911-1926
52 Lower Sackville Street, 1911-1924 [workshops, stock rooms]
56 Lower Sackville Street, 1918-1920
2 Lower Abbey Street, 1923–27
[Also: 29 Haymarket, London]


Likely succeeded the business of his father George Patrick Butler on his retirement due to ill health.

Traded under ‘G. Butler & Sons’, ‘Butler & Sons’ and ‘Messrs J. Butler’ (Staszynski)

Succeeded in business by his daughter Jane Butler.

[Dates and addresses differ according to sources: Waterhouse gives the Bachelor’s Walk address to 1926 and the Freeman’s Journal gives the Monument House [same premises] address in 1923. The Dublin Evening Telegraph in 1924 advertised that the business was moving to a larger premises and an advertisement in the possession of Staszynski (publication unknown) published in 1933 clarifies that ‘shortly after the setting up of the Free State they removed from Monument House to Lr. Abbey St.’ The Lower Abbey Street address is given in the Freeman’s Journal in 1923, in the Evening Herald in 1926 as a new premises, by Waterhouse for 1926 to 1927 and in Thom’s Directory (Staszynski) in 1941. An advertisement in the possession of Staszynski (publication unknown) gives 52 and 56 Lr. Sackville St as workshops and stock rooms. Thom’s Directory (Staszynski) gives Monument House and 52 Lower Sackville Street in 1924.]


Dublin Evening Telegraph, 18 December 1924, p. 6

Evening Herald, 24 September 1926, p. 7

Freeman’s Journal, 7 February 1923, p. 4

Weekly Freeman’s Journal, 10 February 1923, p. 1

Staszynski, Ursula (great-great-great-granddaughter of George James Butler), emails to Catherine Ferris, 27 April 2021, 21 May 2021.

Last Update: 08-08-2021