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William Booth (1540 - 1579)

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Sir William Booth
Born in Dunham, Massey, Cheshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about 1563 in Warburton, Cheshire, Englandmap
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Father George Booth, Esq.[1] b. 18 Dec 1515, d. 3 Aug 1543

Mother Elizabeth Trafford[2] b. c 1518

Sir William Booth, Sheriff of Chester & Lancashire was born on 4 August 1540 at of Durham-Massey, Cheshire, England.[1] [3]

He married Elizabeth Warburton, daughter of Sir John Warburton and Mary Brereton, circa 1563 at of Warburton, Cheshire, England; They had 7 sons (Sir George; Edmund; John; Robert; Peter; Richard; & William) & 6 daughters (Mary; Elizabeth, wife of William Basnet, & of (Mr.) Walshe; Dorothy, wife of Ralph Bunington; Alice, wife of Mr. Panton; Eleanor; & Susan, wife of Sir Edmund Warren, & of John Fitton).[4]

Sir William Booth, Sheriff of Chester & Lancashire left a will on 25 November 1579.

He died on 28 November 1579 at age 39. [1]

His estate was probated on 10 December 1579. [1]


  • Elizabeth Warburton d. a 4 Jan 1620


  • Sir George
  • Edmund
  • John
  • Robert
  • Peter
  • Richard
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth, wife of William Basnet, & of (Mr.) Walshe
  • Dorothy, wife of Ralph Bunington
  • Alice, wife of Mr. Panton
  • Eleanor
  • Susan, wife of Sir Edmund Warren, & of John Fitton


William's father was George Bouth of Dunham, son of George Bouth, and Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Thomas Bulter of Beausy.[5] William's mother was Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Edmond Trafford.[5] William's parents had three other children:

  1. Amy[5];
  2. Elizabeth who was married to William Chantrell/Chauntrell[6]; and
  3. Mary who was married to Randoll Damport (Davenporte)[6] of Henbury.

After his father's death, his mother married James Done of Utkinton, esq., who had a daughter Ellena Done.[6] Ellena Done married John Done of Utkington and Flaxyards Esq, and died 23 August 1590.[6]

William married Elizabeth[6], the daughter of Sir John Warburton[5] of Arley, knt.[7] William and Elizabeth had thirteen children:[5]

  1. William who died without issue[6];
  2. Edward/Edmund;[7]
  3. Sir George Bouth of Dunham, knt baronett, aged 45 in 1612, died 1652 aged 86, was married to 1) Jane, the daughter and heir to John Carrington, in 1577, with whom he had no children, and 2) Katharina, the daughter of Edmund Anderson, "Justic Com Banco miles 2da mar's"[7] [6];
  4. John;
  5. Robert;
  6. Peter who died without children;
  7. Richard;
  8. Mary;
  9. Elizabeth, who was married to William[?] Bassett [postea...Walsh][7];
  10. Dorothy, who was married to [Radulphi] Boughton[7];
  11. Alice;
  12. Ellenor, who was married to ? Panton[7];
  13. Susan/Susanna, who was married to Edward Warren of Poynto, knt[7].

William Bouth of Dunham Massie in com. Chestre, knight, as he styled himself, made his last will on 25 November 1579, in it he mentions many people including family members:[6]

  • his wife, Elizabeth who is left many items in addition to her third part of his goods, such as a gold chain weighing 30 lbs and all his household goods at Steyley;
  • his cousin, William Tatton;
  • his son William Bouth, one yoke of stures nowe at Steley;
  • his son George and George's wife Jane;
  • his daughters;
  • his welbeloved mother;
  • his brother Davenporte, (ed: his sister Mary's husband, Randoll);
  • his sister Davenporte (ed: Mary);
  • his sister Chauntrell (ed: Elizabeth);
  • his sister Done and her husband, his brother-in-law;
  • his brothers-in-law, Mr Peter Warburton and Mr George Warburton. He doesn't mention any sons-in-law.


See Also:

  • Sir William Booth, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed September 20, 2015)

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Wiliam was born in 1541. He passed away in 1579. [8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 259-260.
  2. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 437-438.
  3. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 438
  4. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 260.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 John Paul Rylands, ed., The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 made by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, for William Flower, Norroy king of arms, with numerous additions and continuations, including those from the visitation of Cheshire made in the year 1566, by the same herald. With an appendix, containing the Visitation of a part of Cheshire in the year 1533, made by William Fellows, Lancaster Herald, for Thomas Benolte, Clarenceux king of arms. And a fragment of the Visitation of the City of Chester in the year 1591, made by Thomas Chaloner, deputy to the Office of arms, XVIII, (London: Harleian Society, 1882), pp.36.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Rev G J Piccipe, MAA, ed., "Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories at Chester from the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, the Second Portion", Remains Historical and Literary connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, LI, (Manchester: The Chetham Society, 1860), pp.65-7.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Rylands. The visitation of Chester in the year 1580 (page 28)
  8. Source will be added by Jacqueli Finley by 20 Dec 2017.
  • Sir William Booth, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed September 20, 2015)

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On 30 Apr 2018 at 02:29 GMT C (Gervais) Anonymous wrote:

obijt 22 Elizabeth an'o 1579. = Elizab. d. to Sr Jno Warburton”). Glover Hist. Of Ashton-under-Lyne (1884): 71-73, 115-128. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 17, 73. St. George & St. George Vis. Of Cheshire 1613 (H.S.P. 59) (1909): 28. Trans. Lanc. & Cheshire Antiq. Soc. 42 (1927): 80 (Booth ped.). Hasler House of Commons 1558-1603 1 (1981): 456 (biog. Of William Booth).

On 30 Apr 2018 at 02:28 GMT C (Gervais) Anonymous wrote:

Naming among others his wife, Elizabeth, and his brothers-in-law, Peter and George Warburton. Elizabeth was living at Bath 4 Jan. 1619/ 20.

Ref's: Betham Baronetage of England 2 (1802): 105 (“Sir Peter [Warburton]… married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Richard Winnington, of Winnington, in Shropshire, Esq., and had… Elizabeth, wife of Sir William Booth, of Dunham-Massey, Knt., who dies in 1570, and she in 1698 [1598]”). Omerod Hist. Of Chester 1 (1819): 398-403. Baines Hist. Of Lancaster 3 (1836): 314. Piccope Lanc & Cheshire Wills & Invs. 2 (Chetham Soc. 51) (1860): 65-67 (will of William Booth, Knt.). Ingham Hist. Of Altrindham & Bowdon (1879): 76-86. Glover et al. Vis. Of Cheshire 1580, 1566, 1533 & 1591 (H.S.P. 18) (1882): 35-37 (1580 Vis.) (Bouth ped.: “Sr Wm Bouth of Dunham

On 30 Apr 2018 at 02:28 GMT C (Gervais) Anonymous wrote:

Here (Transcribed) "15. William Booth, Knt., of Dunham-Massey, Cheshire, Sherrif of Cheshire, 1570-1, Sherrif of Lancaster, 1573-4, Knight of the Shire for Cheshire, son and heir, born 4 Aug. 1540. He married Elizabeth Warburton, daughter of JOhn Warburton, Knt., of Warburton and Arley, Cheshire, by Mary, daughter of William Brereton, Knt., They had seven sons, George, Knt., Edmund, John, Robert, Peter, Richard, and William, and six daughters, Mary, Elizabeth (wife of William Basnet and ___Walshe), Dorothy (wife of Ralph Bunington), Alice (wife of___Panton), Eleanor, and Susan (wife of Edmund Warren, Knt., and John Fitton). He was co-heir in 1557 to Elizabeth, wife of Randle Ashton, Esq. Sir William Booth died Nov. 1579. He left a will dated Nov. 1579, proved 10 Dec. 1579, (cont..

On 30 Apr 2018 at 01:30 GMT David Douglass wrote:

To answer your question I will repeat what I said. Richardson's sources are in the section (immediately) below the bio on William Booth. They are there for anyone to see (view the online snippit found on page 260. The link is posted in one of my earlier comments.) I am glad that you are taking an interest in the accuracy of this profile. If you have information to add please do so. We welcome positive collaborative efforts and criticism when there is a genuine effort to conttribute useful information.

On 29 Apr 2018 at 23:22 GMT C (Gervais) Anonymous wrote:

Odd comment. I am not upset. It was a simple request: "What are the actual sources- besides the author of a book series". I'm not sure how you view that request for the actual source (not the book, or author) as being upsetting, or agitating.

On 29 Apr 2018 at 22:59 GMT David Douglass wrote:

You seem to be upset or agitated about something. You are welcome to provide sources if you wish but I will not be drawn into some kind of argument with you. Take time to calm yourself and post your sources.

On 29 Apr 2018 at 22:45 GMT C (Gervais) Anonymous wrote:

I am not seeing those supposed citations. Perhaps they should be added to the profile, so people can see what the sources are (besides an author).

On 29 Apr 2018 at 22:43 GMT David Douglass wrote:

They are cited by Richardson in the notes on the page given. Do you have a better source ? If so please share.

On 29 Apr 2018 at 22:38 GMT C (Gervais) Anonymous wrote:

Not seeing sources in that book. Are there any sources to backup the dates?

On 29 Apr 2018 at 17:14 GMT David Douglass wrote:

The source for William Booth's date of birth and death is cited in the biography as footnotes. However, here is the source of that information.

Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Douglas Richardson, Page 260

This same reference is also the authority cited that supports Alice's marriage to ____ Panton.

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