St Paul's, Buttershaw: Grave Book
This is a long narrow book with numbered pages. It is in two sections. The first part lists the grave owners aphabetically by surname. The second part is listed by order of grave numbers, with the names and addresses of owners.
At some point the book has been repaired and the early pages are not stuck back together in the correct order. These pages are referred to by a letter (A to X) in our transcript. Some entries at the top and bottom of pages are impossible to read as the pages are curled over and damaged.
No dates are given in this book.
We have transcribed what was written – the spelling often left a lot to be desired. Some of the forenames such as “John of Joseph of Frank's” seem to be examples of the way Wibsey folk referred to each other according to James Parker books of the early 1900's.
The Graveplan is a copy of a small drawing found in the back of the book.
This book poses many questions as it does not easily link up with the Burial Registers. However we think it is worth presenting here and hope it provides information for some researchers. If you are in any doubt, we advise you to look at the original book which is in the Bradford Office of the West Yorkshire Archives reference BDP35/4/1