Elisabeth Butterworth

1762–14 March 1805
Newbold, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Butterworth was born in 1762, in Newbold, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, 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
Elisabeth Butterworth
Marriage: 19 February 1784
Elizabeth Howard
Hannah Howard

Spouse and Children

19 February 1784
Wardleworth, Lancashire, England


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World Events (1)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 39

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from places named Butterworth in Lancashire (near Rochdale) and in West Yorkshire. Both are so named with Old English butere ‘butter’ + worð ‘enclosure’. The surname is recorded from an early date in each of these two places; it probably arose independently in each.

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

Sources (3)

  • Betty Butterworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Bishop's transcripts for Whitworth
  • Betty Butterworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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