British Home Child Information Sheet
BHC Registry ID #: 60537
Claimed: No
Name & Birth
Surname: BUTTERWORTHGiven Names: Benjamin
Born: 1883Gender:Male
Born at:Kent, England
Surname Adopted: A.K.A. Surnames:BALLWORTH, BALLSWORTH
Given Names Adopted: A.K.A. Given Names:
Died: 12 November 1898 Age at death: 16
Died at: Chester, Ontario, Canada
Cause: Struck by train
Cemetery: Park Lawn Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery Plot: Barnardo Home Plot Find-A-Grave ID: 135084104
Sending or Escorting Organization: Barnardo's
Canadian Distribution Home Name/Address: Toronto, Ontario
Age at Emigration: 9 Ship Sailed: Labrador
Departure Date: 16 March 1893 Port of Departure: Liverpool
Arrival Date: 25 March 1893 Port of Arrival: Halifax
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Biological Parents
Biological Father
Surname: BUTTERWORTH Given Names: Lewis Benjamin
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Died: 1883Died at:
Biological Mother
Surname: CROCKETT Given Names: Emma Elizabeth
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Died: 1889Died at:
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Sources and Notes
In LAC BHC Index (travel) as Benjamin BALLWORTH, age 9

Ups and Downs (magazine published by the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Toronto), January 1899: Benjamin BUTTERWORTH - Death - Came March 1893. Died 12 Nov. at 05:30 Sunday morning. Hit by a train. - Employed by Mr. Richard H. Wiggins, milk dealer Fulton Ave. East Toronto. - Buried Humbervale Cemetery [aka Park Lawn]. - NOTE: Ontario death registration has "John" rather than Benjamin - and was reported by hospital staff.

Birth 1883 in Kent, United Kingdom - Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec - Registration district: Maidstone - Inferred County: Kent - Volume 2a - Page 708

Benjamin Butterworth was the son of Lewis Benjamin Butterworth & his wife Emma Elizabeth Crockett. His father died in 1883 and his mother in 1889. He was surrendered to Barnardo's and in spite of the fact his older brother (Charles' circumstances had changed, he could now afford to care for his siblings) had requested his return to the family, Barnardo's sent Benjamin and his younger brother John Liddle Butterworth to Canada. On November 13 of 1898, Benjamin was accidentally struck by a train and killed.