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Note: The are an East Butterwick and a West Butterwick in Lincolnshire, also. The first is a township in Messingham parish, the second is a township in Owston parish, just south of Scunthorpe.


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 606
1861 R.G. 9 / 2333
1871 R.G. 10 / 3336 - 3337
1881 R.G. 11 / 3215
1891 R.G. 12 / 2571
1901 R.G. 13 / 3042

Church History

Butterwick St. Andrew

Butterwick St. Andrew


Church Records


Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Butterwick is both a village and a parish in Lincolnshire near the seashore, 4 miles east by north of Boston. It covers about 1,500 acres of low, well-drained Fenland.

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Military Records

From the War Memorial, by John EMERSON (with additional notations):

Erected by the inhabitants of Butterwick to the Glory of God and in the memory of the men from this village who gave their lives in the Great War (1914-1918)

Surname  Given names  Rank  Brig.  Btn. Died  Cemetery Notes
ACKRILL Frederick Pte. 6 Lincs 1 Oct 1916 Helles Mem.
BARNET John William Pte. 2 Lincs 16 Aug 1917 Tyne Cot Mem.
BEEBE Alfred Frederick Pte. a
BOOTHBY Frederick Key Pte. 8 Lincs 26 Aug 1915 Loos Mem.
BURCHNALL Charles Henry Cpl. 4 Lincs 14 Jul 1915 Larch Wood Cem.
EDWARDS John Rowland Pte. 2/5 Lincs 11 Apr 1917 Thiepval Mem. c
GOSLING Arthur A.B. b
GROCOCK Albert Edward Pte. 2/4 East Yorks 15 Dec 1918 Manchester South Cem.
LEGGETT Alfred Henry Pte. 8 Lincs 26 Sep 1915 Loos Mem.
LEGGETT Frederick Walter Pte. 3/4 Lincs 9 Dec 1915 Butterwick Cem.
MARSHALL Percy John Pte. 10 Royal Fusiliers 11 Feb 1919 Charleroi Comm. Cem.
MARTIN John William Pte. b
MARTIN Walter Pte. b
PEARSON Walter Pte. 1 Sherwood Forest 27 Mar 1918 Poziers Mem.
PHILLIPS Richard Upsall Gnr. 315 R F A 11 Jun 1917 Hop Store Cem.
PRESGRAVE Sidney Pte. 1/5 Lincs 26 Jun 1917 Loos British Cem.
PRESGRAVE Walter Pte. 2 Yorks and Lancs 21 Mar 1918 Arras Mem.
TAYLOR Walter Pte. b
WALKLEY Frederick Pte. 3 Lincs 31 Jan 1915 Butterwick Cem.


  1. Not found in Commonwealth War Grave Com. database.
  2. Not enough info. to fully research. (Too many matches.)
  3. In CWGC database as "John Roland Edwards".

Politics and Governance


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.



    Year  Inhabitants
1801 229
1831 504
1871 619
1881 533
1891 473
1911 523



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