John Butterworth

Male Abt 1624 - Bef 1708


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  • Name  John Butterworth 
    Born  Abt 1624  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Bef Sep 1708  Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate  02 Apr 1711  Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Div. of remainder of Est. of Deacon JOHN BUTTERWORTH, dtd. 2 Apr. 1711. To John Butterworth eldest son 2 shares; to Joseph Butterworth 1 share; to heirs of Benjamin Butterworth dcd. 1 share; to heirs of Sarah Howard dcd. 1 share; to heirs of Deborah Jenkins dcd. 1 share; and 1 share each to Mercy Blood, Hopstill Edy wife of John Edy & Mary Thayer wife of Samuel Thayer [3:42]."
      [H. L. Peter Rounds, C.G., Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1687-1745 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1988), p. 51]
    Notes 
    • John BUTTERWORTH was a Baptist, and one of the seven founders of the first Baptist church in MA, and the second in America, at his home in Rehoboth. It was later moved to Swansey, because the court fined them for having these services, and not paying taxes to the established church. (Source: NEHGR, Vol. 1 and 2).

      John's uncle, Samuel BUTTERWORTH came over before John. He became a freeman at Rehoboth 3 JUL 1652, and received land 22 JUN 1658.He had moved there by 1662. IN 1663, the Baptist Church was organized inJohn's home, and met there regularly. He became a long time deacon.

      Rehoboth did not want Baptists, so and and others received permission to start a new town, Swanzey, named after Swanzey, Wales. He and four others were in charge of admitting inhabitants, disposing of lands, and soing other affairs of the town. On 16 MAR 1677, John was given the job of distributing relief from Ireland to help sufferers in the Indian war. He was constable in 1685. (NEHGR)
    Person ID  I41546  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2005 

    Father  Henry Butterworth,   b. Abt 1598, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1640/41, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Longbottom,   b. Abt 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1686/87, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1622  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F2900  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sarah Freeman,   b. Abt 1631,   d. Aft 1695, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1650  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Hopestill Butterworth
     2. Samuel Butterworth
     3. John Butterworth,   b. 08 Sep 1651, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1731, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Butterworth,   b. 28 May 1653, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703
     5. Nathaniel Butterworth,   b. 12 Apr 1655, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Butterworth,   b. 15 May 1657, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1746
     7. Deborah Butterworth,   b. 02 May 1659, Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Butterworth,   b. 1661,   d. 1723
     9. Mercy Butterworth,   b. 22 Jan 1662/63, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714
     10. Experience Butterworth,   b. 15 Aug 1669, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Benjamin Butterworth,   b. 31 Oct 1672, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1066  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Hannah White,   b. May 1646, probably, Barnstable, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1711, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aft 1695  Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F2899  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1624 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1650 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1695 - Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef Sep 1708 - Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 86.

    2. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 85.


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