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James Butterworth of Butterworth
1820 January 2nd. Christened at St. Peters, Bolton le Moors the son of Lawrence and Ann Butterworth. Lawrence Butterworth and Ann Gorst were married on the 4th March 1816 at Leigh
1837 Partnership in respect of Lawrence Butterworth, a cotton-spinner of Bolton-le-Moor dissolved. Others were Alexander Garrett and Henry Macoun 
1851 Living at 22 Storks Street, Cheetham (age 31 born Bolton), Machine broker. In the house of his parents Laurence (age 58 born Oldham), ??? business, and Ann (age 54 born Wigan) and his sister Ellen (age 24 born Bolton), a dress-maker. 
c1854 Married around this date
c1855 Birth of daughter Eliza at Salford
c1860 Birth of daughter Annie at Salford
c1861 Birth of son Lawrence at Southport
c1866 Birth of son James at Salford
c1868 Birth of daughter Florence at Salford
1871 Living at 73 Elizabeth Road, Cheetham (age 51 born Bolton), Engineer Machinist employing 15 hands. With his wife Elizabeth (age 41 born Bury) and their children Eliza (age 16 born Salford), Annie (age 12 born Salford), Lawrence (age 10 born Southport), James (age 6 born Salford) and Florence (age 5 born Salford). Also one servant. 
c1873 Birth of daughter Amy
c1875 Birth of son Alfred
1876 Q1. Possible death registered for Elizabeth Butterworth born 1830 in Greater Manchester
1881 Living at 12 Alexandra Road, North Meols (age 61 born Bolton), a widower, Machine Tool and Steam Engine Maker and Master employing 10 men and two boys. With his children Annie (age 21), James (age 15), Florence (age 13), Amy (age 8) and Alfred (age 6). Also one servant. Note: His son Lawrence is a Private R.M.L.I. at Walmere Barracks, Kent.