John Butterworth

from 1822 to 1826–8 January 1827
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Butterworth was born from 1822 to 1826, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Butterworth, was 42 and his mother, Martha Holt, was 30. He had at least 1 son. He lived in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He was buried in Middleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Butterworth
James Chapman

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World Events (2)


Age 1

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 3

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

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)

  • John Butterworth in household of Sarah Butterworth, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Butterworth, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Butterworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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