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Thomas de Booth
John de Grelle
Agnes de Barton
(Abt 1320-)
John de Booth
(-After 1327)
Loretta Grelley
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Robert Booth

  • Born: Barton, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown 826
  • Died: before Easter 1354, Lancashire, England

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• Background Information. 826
Loretta, the heiress of Barton, was perhaps still unmarried in June 1292, but about this time, if not earlier, John del Booth or Booths married her[1]. He was succeeded by his son Robert, in or before 1343 [2]. Robert was followed by his son Thomas del Booth [3], who died, apparently by violence [4]. in 1368, having directed his body to be buried before the altar of St. Katherine in Eccles Church [Raines, Chantries (Chet. Soc.), 131.].

[1] In 1292 Amery, daughter of Gilbert de Barton claimed land in Barton against John del Booths, but was non-suited on failing to appear [Assize R. 408, m. 16]. Ten years later John de Booths did not prosecute a claim against Cecily widow of Gilbert de Barton [Assize R. 418, m. 8]. The plural form, Booths, which occasionally appears, leads to the supposition that the place from which this family derived its name was Booths in Worsley. If so, the founder of it may be identified with a John de Booths, who as late as 1303 was claimed by Henry de Worsley as his native and fugitive, but who produced Henry's charter, releasing to him all action of nativity, so that he with his sequel and chattels should remain free and of free condition for ever [De Banco R. 145, m. 1 d.]

[2] By fine in 1307 a settlement of lands in Barton was made, Robert son of John del Booths being plaintiff, and John del Booth of Barton deforciant [Mr. Earwaker's note]. Robert de Booth attested charters in 1317 and 1325 [De Trafford D. no. 265, 264'. Agnes widow of Robert del Booth is named at Easter, 1354 [Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 3, m. 2.]

[3] John son of Gilbert de Barton in 1343 granted to Thomas del Booth and his tenants at Bickford common of pasture on Pool Moss in Barton, viz., between Pool Brook and Sandyford under Harley Cliff in Boysnope, and between the fences of Poolfields and the bounds of Worsley upon Chat Moss [Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol. 158b]. Thomas del Booth had claimed common of pasture as the right of his father Robert, dispossessed by Gilbert de Barton, John his son and Denise his wife, and Robert son of John [De Banco R. 334, m. 179 d]. In 1345 John La Warre, lord of Manchester, and Joan his wife granted to Thomas son of Robert del Booth 30 acres of the waste in Barton at a rent of 10s., with remainder to John son of Emma de Bury, brother of the said Thomas [Dods. MSS. cxlix, fol. 157b]. Roger La Warre, lord of Manchester, confirmed to Thomas del Booth all the lands, &c., in Barton which had descended to him from his father, and his other lands more recently acquired [ibid. fol. 160b]. Roger La Warre in 1355, after reciting that John La Warre had granted Thomas del Booth 30 acres in Barton at a rent of 29s. 4d., and 30 acres of the waste at a rent of 10s.; and that Joan La Warre and Roger had granted to Thomas and Ellen his wife and their heirs 10 acres for the rent of 1d. during the life of Thomas and 5s. afterwards, reduced the total rent to 2d. a year for the life of Thomas and his sons Thurstan and Robert, 44s. 4d. to be paid afterwards, and granted other lands; De Trafford D. no. 219. The rent was in 1357 reduced to 1d. after the death of Thomas [Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iv, no. 15]. Roger, a son of Thomas, is named in 1362; De Banco R. 418, m. 1 d.

[4]. In 1369 Ellen his widow appeared against John son of Thomas de Hulme, Robert son of Richard de Worsley, and many others, concerning her husband's death [Coram Rege R. 434, m. 11 d]. John de Hulme was pardoned in 1384 for his share in the matter [Cal. Pat. 1381-5, p. 393].

~ A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, pp. 363-376

Robert married.826


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