no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Joseph Butterworth (1823 - 1908)

Joseph Butterworth
Born in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
Husband of — married 27 Sep 1858 in St Thomas' Church, Eccleston, St Helensmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 84 in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jul 2019
This page has been accessed 73 times.

Biography

Joseph Butterworth was born July 4th 1823 in Radcliffe, Lancashire. He was the son of James and Alice Butterworth. He was christened on August 31st 1823 at St Mary's Church in Radcliffe (Anglican). His father's occupation was recorded as collier, and the family's address as Radcliffe.

By June 6th 1841, Joseph's family were still living in Radcliffe. There were nine children, of whom Joseph was the second oldest; and his grandfather, and two other young Butterworths, were also living with them.

Probably Joseph's whole family moved to the St Helens area between 1841 and 1846.

Joseph married Elizabeth Potter on 13 Jun 1847 at Prescot St Mary's (Anglican). Both were of full age (21 or over) and living in Parr; neither had been married before. Joseph was able to sign the register, but Elizabeth had to make her mark. Joseph was recorded as a collier. The fathers were James Butterworth (collier) and William Potter (collier). The witnesses were John Barns and Ann Butterworth.

Elizabeth died in 1850, and was buried October 16th 1850 at what was at the time known as St Mary's, but is now St Helens Church (not the same building as Prescot St Mary's where they were married, but both are Anglican).

By March 30th 1851, Joseph was back living with his parents, in Parr, along with his three-year-old son, James. Joseph was still working as a coal miner.

Joseph Butterworth (who signed) & Cecilia Highcock (who made her mark) witnessed the marriage on 16 Aug 1858 at Prescot St Mary of John Butterworth, brother of Joseph.

Joseph married Cecily Highcock on September 27th 1858 at St Thomas' Church in Eccleston (Anglican). He was 35 and a collier, and a widower; he was able to sign his name. Cecily was 25 and hadn't been married before, and made her mark. Both were living in Eccleston. The fathers were James Butterworth (collier) and Henry Highcock (collier). The witnesses were Thomas Highcock and Jane Butterworth.

By April 7th 1861, Joseph and Cecily were living in John Hills Brow, Parr. Joseph was working as a coal miner, and they appear not to have had any children. They did have three lodgers - Henry Finney (probably a relative of Cecily's mother), a widower, and his two young children. James Butterworth was with his father's parents.

Joseph and Cecily's one known joint child, Rachel Alice, was born in 1862.

Joseph Butterworth (who signed) & Cecily Butterworth (who made her mark) witnessed the marriage on 25 Feb 1866 at Farnworth near Prescot of James Wiseman & Ellen Byrom

By April 2nd 1871, Joseph and Cecily were living in Watery Lane, Sutton. Joseph was working as a labourer, and they had one boarder - William Gandy, also a labourer, not known to be a relative. Their daughter Rachel was staying with her granny Rachel Highcock, in Parr Moss.

By April 3rd 1881, they were still in Watery Lane. Joseph was working as a copper works labourer. Rachel was back in the household, and working as a fuse works labourer.

Rachel was married on 12th June 1881, at St Nicholas' Church in Sutton (Anglican).

By April 5th 1891, they were in Parr Moss - next door to Cecily's sister-in-law Ann Highcock (her brother William's estranged wife). Joseph was working as a labourer, and they had one boarder, Peter Taylor, possibly a distant relative - Cecily's paternal grandmother was a Taylor.

Rachel died of tuberculosis on July 21st 1893.

By March 31st 1901, Joseph and Cecily were still in Parr Moss. Joseph was working as a chemical labourer - one of the worst possible jobs. They had one boarder, Cecily's brother William, who was described as single on the census - his estranged wife had died by now. He was a bricklayer's labourer.

Joseph died in 1908 in St Helens, aged 84. Cecily died in 1911, aged 77, and was buried in an unpurchased grave at St Helens Cemetery.

Research Notes

Not in St Helens Cemetery & Crematorium records.

Sources

  • "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQGV-FPK : 22 May 2019), Joseph Butterworth in household of James Butterworth, Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG5Q-89D : 20 October 2017), Joseph Butterworth in household of James Butterworth, Parr, Lancashire, England; citing Parr, Lancashire, England, p. 21, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7BN-TTK : 12 December 2017), Cicily Butterworth in household of Joseph Butterworth, Parr, Lancashire, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England, Scotland and Wales Census" database, FreeCEN (https://www.freecen.org.uk/search_records/590352cce9379091b15d63de : viewed 9 Jul 2019), Joseph BUTTERWORTH, John Hills Brow, St Helens, Lancashire, England; from 1861 "England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images; citing PRO RG 9/2752, Folio 48, Page 2, Schedule 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27L-YN38 : 13 December 2017), Cicily Butterworth in household of Joseph Butterworth, Parr, Lancashire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 46, Piece/Folio 3738/72, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,077.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:778D-VPZ : 10 December 2017), Joseph Butterworth, Parr, Lancashire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9LV-F4S : 8 April 2016), Sicily Butterworth in household of Joseph Butterworth, St Helens, Lancashire, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St Helens subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

The civil registration index, and the England and Wales censuses, are Crown Copyright.



More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is Joseph your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Joseph's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.

Simplified.

Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.

Comments

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.