Elisabeth Butterworth

3 October 1762–14 March 1805
Wardleworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Butterworth was christened on 3 October 1762, in Wardleworth, Lancashire, England, her father, Joseph Butterworth, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Low, was 25. She married James Howard on 19 February 1784, in Wardleworth, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She was buried in Mossley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Howard
1766–1839
Elisabeth Butterworth
1762–1805
Marriage: 19 February 1784
Elizabeth Howard
1792–1870
Hannah Howard
1796–1849

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1784Wardleworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (2)

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    Siblings

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    World Events (5)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia
    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Butterworth in Lancashire (near Rochdale). Named with Old English butere ‘butter’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (10)

    • Betty Butterworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Betty, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
    • Betty Howard in entry for Betty Howard, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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