Name: William Booth
Birth: ABT 1473
Death: 9 NOV 1519
Note: Or 19 Nov?
Burial: Bowdon, Cheshire
MEM: Bowdon, Cheshire: much worn gravestone in Lysons time
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Change Date: 25 NOV 2011
William, who married Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Assheton, of Ashton-under-Lyne, from whom descended the Earls of Stamford and Warrington, owners of great estates at Ashton-under-Lyne and Dunham Massey. Dunham Park belongs to the family, and Dunham Hall is one of the residences of the present Earl. It will thus be seen that, although the direct male line of the Booths of Barton died out, the name survives in a family notable in the pages of the annals of our English nobility.
Born of Dunham, Nottinghamshire? [Or Dunham Massey, Cheshire.]
In 1511 George Booth's son, Sir William Booth, sold his 1/6 share [of somewhere in Wilts] to John FitzJames, later Lord Chief Justice, who used it to endow the grammar school which he helped to found in the Abbey of Bruton, Somerset in 1519. Although it passed to the Crown at the Dissolution, this part of Furnax was regranted to the school at Bruton refounded by Edward VI in 1550.
In Oct. 1484 his wardship and marriage granted to Master Edmund Chadderton during his minority. (Harl.433 I p.227)
Over the sinister lady the coat of Fitton, and at her feet four children.
In Latin were the words: ? Here lies the body of Sir William Booth, knight, who died on 9th Nov., 1519, and Margarete and Helena, wives of the said William; upon whose souls God be merciful. Amen. There was a little monument to two of Sir George Bouthe, Francis and George, who died in infancy.
(A history of Altrincham and Bowdon. Alfred Ingham. 1879.)
Father: George Booth b: 1445 in Barton, Eccles, Lancashire
Mother: Catherine Mountfort
Margaret Ashton b: ABT 1471 in Ashton-Under-Lyme, Lancashire
- George Booth b: ABT 1480 in Dunham Massey, Cheshire
- Anne Booth b: ABT 1508 in Barton, Eccles, Lancashire
- Dorothy Booth b: in Dunham, Cheshire
- Text: The Booths of Barton
- Type: Book
Periodical: Victoria County History of Wiltshire
- Type: Web Site
Author: Ian Rogers