Henry John Buttsworth was born 1847 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia to John Buttsworth (1824-1896) and Priscilla Anne Jones (1827-1897) and died 17 May 1918 Cundletown, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Phyllis Wootton (1847-1932) 15 March 1871 in Ghinni Ghinni, New South Wales, Australia.
Mr. J. Buttsworth, of Cundle Plains, and a pioneer of that district, passed away on Friday last. A native of the Hawkesbury, he went to the Manning, when he was a very young man and resided at Cundle Plains till he passed away at the age of thre score years, leaving a widow and seven sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. During his residence there he won the respect and esteem of all with whom he came into contact, and as he was for many years a local preacher in the Methodist Church, he was well-known right throughout the district. Mr Buttsworth had been ill for some time previous to his death with influenza and a weak heart, and was worried a good deal over his three sons who are at the front, one of them (Wesley) being posted as missing, and the worry weakened him. He took to his bed about a week ago and gradually sank. Three married daughters and seven sons (including three on active service) survive. Constable C. Buttsworth, of Broadwater, who is at present on the sick list, is one of the sons.