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Abraham Butterworth [1599-1???]
Abraham Butterworth [1629-1684]
Albert Edward Butterworth [1876-1920]
Alfred Butterworth [18??-1905]
Arnold Butterworth [18??-19??]
Charles Henry Butterworth [1858-1891]
Cyril Butterworth [1897-19??]
Edmond Butterworth [1604-16??]
Edward Butterworth [1829-1892]
Ernest William Butterworth [1897-1918]
Rev F. Butterworth [19??-19??]
Fred Shaw Butterworth [1894-1916]
G. J. Butterworth [1918-19??]
George Butterworth [1872-19??]
George Edmund Butterworth [1893-1917]
Henry Butterworth [1570-1633]
Henry Butterworth [1601-1636]
Henry Butterworth [1841-1???]
Herbert Butterworth [1897-1917]
Rev J. Butterworth [18??-19??]
James Butterworth [18??-18??]
John Butterworth [16??-1???]
John Butterworth [1627-1708]
John Butterworth [1889-1916]
John Butterworth [1912-1943]
John D. Butterworth [1???-194?]
John Fielden Butterworth [18??-19??]
Rev John Walton Butterworth [1949-]
Joseph Butterworth [18??-18??]
Rev Joseph Butterworth [18??-19??]
Joseph Butterworth [1866-1939]
Joseph Thorp Butterworth [1862-1???]
Leonard Butterworth [1899-1918]
Mark Butterworth [18??-19??]
PC Butterworth [18??-1???]
Rev Robert Butterworth [17??-1704]
Rev Roderick Butterworth [19??-19??]
Rudolph Butterworth [1924-1942]
Samuel Butterworth [1608-1684]
Samuel Butterworth [1877-1955]
Simeon Butterworth [1853-1930]
Thomas Butterworth [17??-18??]
Thomas Butterworth [18??-18??]
Thomas Butterworth [1830-1890]
Thomas Butterworth [1836-1915]
Walter Butterworth [1???-19??]
Walter Butterworth [1901-1940]
William Butterworth [18??-19??]
Wilson Butterworth [1890-1915] 


Butterworth, Abraham
[1599-1???] Son of Henry Butterworth.

Baptised 9th September 1599.

On 2nd July 1633, he married Sarah Wood.

The family lived at Sowerby

Butterworth, Abraham
[1629-1684] Son of Henry Butterworth.

Baptised at Heptonstall Church [9th August 1629].

He emigrated to the US and lived in Rhode Island.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ann

Butterworth, Albert Edward
[1876-1920] Son of Edward Butterworth.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [21st June 1876].

He was a woollen operative [1891] / a blanket finisher [1901].

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He died 11th January 1920 (aged 43).

He was buried at St George's Church, Sowerby [South Part].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Butterworth, Alfred
[18??-1905] In 1891, he was serving with the with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  in Barbados.

On 12th July 1892, he married Edith Blanche Alberta Olton in Barbados.


She had a (possibly illegitimate) son, Charles Tell [b 1889]
 

Children:

  1. Letitia [b Barbados 1893-1919] who was a gold ring maker [1911] and died in Halifax
  2. Edward Sidney [b Rangoon 19th October 1900]
  3. Ethel [b India 1904]

In 1901, Alfred was serving in South Africa in the Boer War, and Edith Blanche (listed as Blanche Tell) was living with son Charles at the Halifax District Barracks.


Question: Where are the 3 Butterworth children at this time?

 

Alfred returned to India [September 1902].

Presumably, Edith Blanche followed him once his Boer War service was over.

Alfred died of dysentery in Calcutta [1905].


The report also mentions cirrhosis of the liver. He is described as addicted to alcohol
 

In 1911, the widowed Edith Blanche (dress maker) and her 3 children were living at 30 Albert Road, Halifax, and son Charles Tell was with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), living at Kandahar Barracks, Hampshire.

Butterworth, Arnold
[18??-19??] Or Arthur.

Of Halifax Road, Triangle.

He was injured – severe scalp wound, lacerated hand, injury to the wrist – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Butterworth, Charles Henry
[1858-1891] Born in Halifax.

He was a welded boiler maker [1881].

In 1877, he married Lucy Shepherd [1858-1???] in Halifax.


Lucy was born in Birkenhead
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1880] who was a cotton turner [1891], a clay miner [1901]
  2. Lily [b 1882] who was a coating weaver [1901]
  3. Sarah [b 1886] born in Scotland, who was a worsted spinner [1901], a comb minder worsted [1911]
  4. Charles [b 1888]
  5. Samuel/ Sam [b 1891] who was a warehouseman worsted [1911]
  6. Fred who was a cutter in dye house [1911]

The family lived at

  • 52 St Mark Street, Northowram [1881]
  • 15 Mary Street, Skircoat [1891]
  • 5 Waterloo Street, Boothtown [1901]

Charles Henry died [Q1] 1891.

Living with them [in 1891] was boarder Samuel Shepheard [b  1871] (coal miner).

In 1911, Lucy and her children were living with Herbert Shaw, and calling herself Lucy Shaw, although no record of their marriage has yet been found.

In World War I, son William was wounded [1st July 1916] and son Fred was killed [20th July 1916]

Butterworth, Cyril
[1897-19??] Son of Joseph Thorp Butterworth.

Born in Halifax [Q1 1897].

He was a piecer (woollen mill) [1911] / an apprentice with Lightowler & Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Private with the King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He went to France [July 1916]. He came through the Somme battles unharmed.

On 23rd April 1917, he went into action alongside his cousin Hedley Maurice Helliwell. Cyril was reported missing, last seen going through barbed wire with his platoon sergeant, and had fallen on his way to the trenches.

His uncle Councillor Thomas Naylor Helliwell made enquiries but was told that there was no news of Cyril.

Cyril was later reported to be a POW in Germany


Question: Does anyone know any more about Cyril or what became of him?

A Cyril Butterworth died in Manchester [Q4 1956] (aged 59). Was this him?

 

Butterworth, Edmond
[1604-16??] Son of Henry Butterworth.

Baptised as Edmond Butterfield [23rd December 1604].

On 26th December 1629, he married Sara Clegg at Heptonstall Church.

The family lived at Sowerby

Butterworth, Edward
[1829-1892] Son of Henry Butterworth, cloth miller.

Born in Norland.

He was a cloth miller of Sowerby [1854] / a patent grease maker [1861] / a mechanic labourer [1871, 1881].

On 20th November 1854, he married Martha Wood [1833-1903] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, of Sowerby, was the daughter of Benjamin Wood, millwright
 

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1855] who was an oiler in cotton factory [1871], an iron moulder [1881, 1891]
  2. Mary Ann [b 1857] who was a spinner [1871], a weaver [1881]
  3. Thomas [b 1860] who was a spinner [1871], a cotton spinner [1881], a cotton operative [1891], a cotton card room hand [1901], a woollen labourer [1911]
  4. Sarah Ellen [b 1862] who was a weaver [1881], a cotton operative [1891]
  5. Benjamin [b 1865] who was a tanner [1881], a cloth finisher [1891]
  6. John William [b 1868] who was a clerk [1891]
  7. Martha Alice [b 1872] who was a cotton operative [1891], a cotton card room hand [1901]
  8. Albert Edward
  9. Samuel
  10. Mary Elizabeth [b 1886]

The family lived at

  • 47 Mill Road, Batley Carr, Dewsbury [1861]
  • Back Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 20 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]
  • 8 Broad Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Edward died in 1892 (aged 63).

Living with them [in 1901] was niece Mary E [b 1886].

Martha died in 1903 (aged 70) 

Butterworth, Ernest William
[1897-1918] Born in Todmorden.

He was a member of Todmorden Unitarian Church / employed by Crabtree & Stansfield at Exchange Tin-Plate Works, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [April 1917], and served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 5th April 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Quesnoy Farm Military Cemetery [A 5],

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Butterworth, Rev F.
[19??-19??] He was chaplain of the London County Council Residential School at Banstead before becoming Vicar of St Peter's Church, Walsden [1956]

Butterworth, Fred Shaw
[1894-1916] Son of Lucy and Herbert Shaw Butterworth

Baptised at St Paul's Church, King Cross.

He was a cutter in dye house [1911] / employed in the cloth finishing department of Standeven & Company Limited at Ladyship Mills.

During World War I, he joined under the Derby Scheme [January 1916], and served as a Private with the 105th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was sent to France [May 1916].

He was killed on the Somme [20th July 1916] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [5C & 12C], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Standeven Roll of Honour.

His brother William Butterworth was wounded in the War [1st July 1916]

Butterworth, G. J.
[1918-19??] In September 1936, when he was a Rover Scout, he was awarded the Scouts' Bronze Cross for saving a man in shark-infested waters in the Pacific. He was a member of the 2nd Halifax Heath Grammar School Troop.

At the time of the incident, he was an apprentice on the SS Great City which was moored in Noumea Harbour, New Caledonia when a seaman – a non-swimmer – fell into the water. While the 2 men were struggling in the water, sharks could be seen swimming round them, but the crew threw pieces of coal to keep the sharks at bay

Butterworth, George
[1872-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was Inspector in the Halifax Police before becoming Police Superintendent at Todmorden Police Station [1911].

In 1892, he married Margaret Kavanagh [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Margaret came from Ireland
 

The family lived at 48 Hyde Park Road, Halifax [1911].

Living with them in 1911 was Margaret's sister Mary [b  1880]

Butterworth, George Edmund
[1893-1917] Son of Sarah Ann & George Thomas Butterworth of 11 Stanley Street, Bacup.

Born in Haslingden.

He was a member of Waterside United Methodist Sunday School, Bacup / a butcher's assistant for Fred Sutcliffe of Fielden Square, Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden [May 1916], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died of wounds in Salonika [13th May 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria [28].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Butterworth, Henry
[1570-1633] Of Sowerby.

On 7th July 1595, he married Ephan Hileley [15??-1639].

Children:

  1. James [bapt 28th March 1596]
  2. John [bapt 20th November 1597]
  3. Abraham
  4. Henry
  5. Edmond
  6. Martin [1606-1624]
  7. Samuel

The couple were buried at Halifax Parish Church: Henry [10th May 1633]; Ephan [27th July 1739]

Butterworth, Henry
[1601-1636] Son of Henry Butterworth.

Baptised in Halifax [28th February 1601/2].

On 2nd February 1626, he married Mary Longbottom [1600-1687] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John
  2. twins Abraham
  3. Mary [bapt 9th August 1629] who went to America and married Sampson Mason
  4. Samuel [bapt 6th January 1631]
  5. Henry [bapt 26th May 1634]

The family lived in Sowerby.

They emigrated to New England, US [around 1635].

Henry died in Weymouth, Massachusetts [~1636].

Mary married (2) Thomas Clifton in Massachusetts.

They settle in Rehoboth & Newport, Rhode Island.

Mary died in Newport [26th January 1687] (aged 87).

Thomas drowned in Newport [9th July 1681]

Butterworth, Henry
[1841-1???] Blacksmith of Midgley.

Son of blacksmith William Butterworth.

On 24th March 1862, he married Janet, daughter of Henry Patchett, at Halifax Parish Church

Butterworth, Herbert
[1897-1917] Son of Mrs Ada Butterworth of 2 Fern Hill, Lydgate, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th November 1917 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Butterworth, Rev J.
[18??-19??] He was Chaplain at Seremban, Federated Malay States before becoming Vicar of All Saints' Church, Harley Wood [1925]

Butterworth, James
[18??-18??] Journeyman joiner at Greetland.

In September 1856, he was declared insolvent

Butterworth, John
[16??-1???] Of Warley Edge.

In 1672, Oliver Heywood obtained a licence to use his home as a Nonconformist preaching house. This was one of the first authorised places of worship in Halifax outside the established church.

See Warley Congregational Church

Butterworth, John
[1627-1708] Son of Henry Butterworth.

Baptised in Halifax [16th September 1627].

Like other members of his family, he emigrated to the US and lived in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

He was a deacon of the Baptist Church in Swansea, Massachusetts.

Around 1650, he married (1) Sarah.

Around 1698, he married (2) Hannah.


Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Bowerman / Boreman, and widow of Anthony Fry
 

John died in Bristol, Massachusetts

Butterworth, John
[1889-1916] Son of Sarah Hannah & Charles Butterworth of 44 Harehill Street, Todmorden.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  attached to the 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 17th August 1916 (aged 27).

He was buried at the Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension [B 13].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on Patmos War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour of Patmos Congregational Church

Butterworth, John
[1912-1943] Son of Lily & Joseph Henry Butterworth.

He worked at the Halifax Railway Depot, Horton Street.

In [Q3] 1934, he married Rose Ann Haynes in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child

The family lived at 9 Hanover Court, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 80 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was a POW in Malaya.

He died 25th July 1943 (aged 31).

He was buried at the Chungkai War Cemetery [9 H 10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Butterworth, John D.
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Butterworth, John Fielden
[18??-19??] In [Q2] 1895, he married Ada Walton [18??-19??] in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Leonard

The family lived at Brown Roads Farm, Walsden [1918]

Butterworth, Rev John Walton
[1949-] He was Curate at Todmorden [1974-1977]. In 1977, he left to serve at Wakefield Cathedral and then at Outwood

Butterworth, Joseph
[18??-18??] A ticket-of-leave man.

He was keeper of Elland Independent Chapel. On 31st December 1857, he was charged with stealing the top-coat of Benjamin Dyson which had been left behind after a tea-party at the chapel. Butterworth had pawned the coat for 8/- at Huddersfield

Butterworth, Rev Joseph
[18??-19??] Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [1934]. In 1935, he was appointed local secretary for the Diocese of Wakefield. In 1943, he was appointed rector of Castleford. He served as rector of Burnsall and Appletreewick.

In 1939, he married Eileen Oakley

Butterworth, Joseph
[1866-1939] Or Joah.

Born in Warley.

He was landlord of the Woodman, Luddendenfoot [1910, 1911].

On 31st August 1910, he married Henrietta


Henrietta was the daughter of George Halstead and widow of William Buckley
 

The family lived at

Henrietta died in Halifax [1924].

Joseph died in Greetland [1939]

Butterworth, Joseph Thorp
[1862-1???] Born in Luddenden / Warley.

He was a boilermaker [1891] [1901] / a labourer (pulp mill) [1911].

In 1887, he married Mary Elizabeth Helliwell [1863-1???] in Halifax.


Mary Elizabeth was born in Luddendenfoot, the daughter of
Joseph Helliwell
 

Children:

  1. Edna [b 1892] who was a twister worsted [1911]
  2. Gladys [b 1893] who was a sewing machinist tailor shop [1911]
  3. Cyril

The family lived at

  • 8 New Street, Ovenden [1891]
  • 21 Lytham Street, Halifax [1901]
  • Thorn Terrace, Luddenden [1911]
  • New Road, Luddenden [1917]

Butterworth, Leonard
[1899-1918] Son of John Fielden Butterworth.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 10th October 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay [I G 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Butterworth, Mark
[18??-19??] Cabinet maker and undertaker at Beaumont's Yard, Elland.

He lived at 10 Stainland Road, West Vale [1905]

Butterworth, PC
[18??-1???] Elland constable 1882

Butterworth, Rev Robert
[17??-1704] He was educated at Jesus College Cambridge. Vicar of Todmorden [1704]

Butterworth, Rev Roderick
[19??-19??] Vicar of St George's Church, Sowerby [1960]

Butterworth, Rudolph
[1924-1942] Son of Nora & Robert Butterworth of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Second Radio Officer with the Merchant Navy the tanker MV San Emiliano.

He died 9th August 1942 (aged 18)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-155, and sank west of Trinidad with the loss of 40 of her crew of 48.

He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial [92], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Butterworth, Samuel
[1608-1684] Son of Henry Butterworth.

Baptised in Halifax [5th February 1608/9].

He emigrated to the US and was in New England [by 1635]. He went to Charlestown, then to Weymouth and finally to Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

He died in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA.

No records of wife / family have been found

Butterworth, Samuel
[1877-1955] DCM.

Son of Edward Butterworth.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [26th November 1877].

He was a woollen operative [1891] / a blanket finisher [1901] / a sawyer and planer wood [1911] / employed by Joseph Sutcliffe & Company, joiners & builders, Sowerby Bridge / a bank porter of Bank House, Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1921].

In 1921, he married Alice Greenwood at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Alice was the daughter of John Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1922]

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

In 1917, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal


for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, staying with a wounded officer for three days & three nights, under heavy shelling, and repeatedly trying to get help though wounded himself
 

He died 2nd January 1955 (aged 78).

Alice died 11th July 1978 (aged 93)  The couple are remembered on the grave of Samuel's brother Albert Edward at St George's Church, Sowerby

Butterworth, Simeon
[1853-1930] Son of John Butterworth, dyer.

He was a dyer of King Street, Stansfield, [1900] / a fustian dyer [1901].

On 21st July 1900, he married Hannah Nutter at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was the daughter of
Squire Nutter
 

In 1901, they were living with Hannah's family

Butterworth, Thomas
[17??-18??] Established Butterworth's Bobbin Works, Todmorden

Butterworth, Thomas
[18??-18??] Manchester architect. Designed Halifax Railway Station [1855]

Butterworth, Thomas
[1830-1890] A dyer of Sunny Bank, Greetland.

A neighbour of Thomas Butterworth.

He contracted cholera and died on 25th September 1890

Butterworth, Thomas
[1836-1915] Born in Ovenden.

He was a silk dresser [1851, 1861] / a silk spinner employing 7 men, 2 boys and 6 women [1871] / a master silk spinner in partnership Barkers & Butterworth employing 146 hands [1881] / a silk spinner [1891].

He held public offices: Overseer of the Poor for Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, President of the Brighouse Liberal Association, Vice-president of the Brighouse Liberal Club, and Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893

In 1851, he was living with his widowed mother Mary Butterworth [aged 49] at Mytholmroyd.

In 1859, he married (1) Mary, daughter of Nathan Barraclough, in Halifax.

They had no children.

In 1897, he married (2) Lucy Avison [1861-1???] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. Mary Lucy [b 1899]
  2. Thomas Avison [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • Bethel Street, Brighouse [1861]
  • 28 Spring Terrace, Waterloo Road, Brighouse [1871]
  • 4 Belle Vue Terrace, Brighouse [1881, 1891]

Living with them were Mary's sister Elizabeth Womersley [1871, 1881] and niece Lydia Ann Womersley [1861, 1871].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £801 8/-

Butterworth, Walter
[1???-19??] During World War II, he served with the Pioneer Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Butterworth, Walter
[1901-1940] Son of Annie & Frank Butterworth.

He married Ellen.

They lived in Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with 75 Company Pioneer Corps Aux. Mil.

He died 17th June 1940 (aged 39).

He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial [150]

Butterworth, William
[18??-19??] Ale and porter bottler at Armitage Road, King Cross

Butterworth, Wilson
[1890-1915] Son of Mr & Mrs J. Butterworth.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 7th August 1915 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint James Church, Hebden Bridge

 

The Butterworth family
Recorded in 1861, when they were at Greystones Farm, Luddenden

Butterworth surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Butterworth, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Butterworth:


Marriages 1876, 1896, 1907, 1920; Deaths 1893, 1900, 1901
 



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