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John de Booth

  • Born: Booth, Cheshire, England
  • Marriage: Loretta Grelley about 1292 in Barton, Lancashire, England 826
  • Died: After 1327, Chesire, England

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 843
John Booth (Bouthe) was the son of Thomas de Booths. He was living during the time of King Edward II, He married Agnes, daughter and heiress of Sir Gilbert de Barton, and they had a son named Sir Thomas.

~Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baroneticies of England, Vol. I, p. 71

• 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.]. His eldest son John succeeded, and lived until September 1422. He had a numerous offspring, of whom Sir Thomas, the eldest son, succeeded him; Sir Robert married Douce daughter and co-heir of Sir William Venables of Bollin in Cheshire, and became ancestor of the Booths of Dunham Massey, Earls of Warrington; Roger, a third son, was ancestor of the Booths of Mollington; William and Lawrence, other sons, became respectively Archbishop of York and Bishop of Durham. John del Booth died seised of the manor of Barton, with various messuages and lands in Barton and Manchester, all held of Thomas La Warre in socage by the service of 1d. yearly, and worth £60 a year. Thomas his son and heir was over forty years of age [Towneley MS. DD. no. 1486; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxiii, App. 24\endash 5.].

[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\endash 5, p. 393].

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

• Background Information. 727
John de Booths was living during the reign of Edward II. John is also called Robert, as appears by a copy of an old deed belong to Barton, entered in a book which Geoge Booth, of Woodford, Cheshire, had lend him, by richard leigh, of High Leigh in Cheshire, May 1688. John/Robert married Loretta, the daughter of Agnes the heir of Sir Gilbert de Barton, near Eccles, Lancshire. This John/Robert had issue Sir Thomas Booth, of Baton, Knight, called Tomalin of the Booths, living during the reign of Edward III.

~The Baronetage of England: Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account of all the English Baronetts Now Existing, 1777, Vol. I, p. 19

John married Loretta Grelley, daughter of John de Grelle and Agnes de Barton, about 1292 in Barton, Lancashire, England.826


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