Dr. Robert Booth, The Immigrant

Male 1610 - 1657  (47 years)


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  • Name Robert Booth 
    Title Dr. 
    Suffix The Immigrant 
    Born 1610  Great Budworth, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth ~1615  Great Budworth, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration (~1635)  [1
    Occupation Medical Doctor  [1
    Possessions 1638  [1
    Occupation 1646  [1
    Also Known As Robert Bouth  [3
    Died 26 Oct 1657  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Person ID I32142  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 

    Family Frances Burgess,   b. 1609, Kingsclere, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1668, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1638  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Booth,   b. 15 Nov 1641, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1717, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Robert Booth,   b. ~ 1644, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ann Booth,   b. 7 Mar 1647, York County, Virginia, British Colony of America Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Booth,   b. 0___ 1651, York County, Virginia, British Colony of America Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F11710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1610 - Great Budworth, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - ~1615 - Great Budworth, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1638 - York County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1657 - York County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • December 6, 2015:

      I have deleted Robert's link to Edward Booth (http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I32420&tree=hennessee) because I've not been able to document that Edward was a son of William Booth (http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I32422)

      DAH

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    • Additional Notes & Commentary:

      Robert Booth served as York County, Virginia Clerk of Courts from 1640 until his death in 1657. He also served at least one term as a member of the House of Burgesses.

      He died in 1657 in York County, Virginia.

      Note: http://www.vii.com/~jensenet/booth/d0009/I46.html

      Robert Booth of "Belle Ville," Gloucester County, Virginia, was a physician. He served as Clerk of York County, Virginia, from 1640 to 1657 and represented York County in the House of Burgesses, 1653 and 1654. In 1657 he died leaving a widow Frances (born 1609 according to her deposition 1668). Robert Booth's Library, valued at 14 pounds sterling contained not less than 300 volumes, we are told in Brun's Constitutional History of Virginia. Colonial records show that Mr. Booth left at his death 23 thousand brick, valued at 184 shillings. Brick was manufactured either by a planter's own slaves on the premises, or by transient labor in those days. Land conveyances from and to Robert 'Bouth' dated, 1639; 1642; 1649, 1652; 1653; Charles County Patent Records (later York County), show that he was possessed of extensive tracts.

      1. Extracted from microfilm print sent by Terri Jensen
      "From Ancestry of William Clopton of Virginia, p. 222. in: The Genealogical Society, 107 S. Main, Box 749, Salt Lake City, Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Chapter VII

      NOTES BOOTH

      'Robert Booth of 'Belle Ville,' Gloucester County, Virginia, father of Ann Booth (wife of William Clopton, Gent.), was a physician,. He served as Clerkof York County, Virginia from 1640 to 1657 and represented York County in the House of Burgess, 1653 and 1654. In 1657 he died leaving a widow Frances(born 1609 according to her deposition 1668). Robert Booth's Library, valued at 14 pounds sterling contained not less than 300 volumes, we are told in Burn's Constitutional History of Virginia. Colonial records show that Mr. Booth left at his death 23 thousand brick, Valued at 184 Shillings. Brick was manufactured either by a planter's own slaves on the premises, or by transient labor in those days. Land conveyances from and to Robert 'Bouth' dated, 1639; 1642; 1649' 1652; 1653; Charles County Patent Records (later York County), show that he was possessed of extensive tracts. ..."

      2. Extracted from Genealogies of Virginia Families, William & Mary Quarterly Volume I, p. 449.
      "Notes from the Records: In the records of the General Court is this entry: 11 Nov, 1672, ordered that Robert Bouth, son and heir of Robert, pattent in his own name 1000 acres in New Kent, granted and seated by said Robert Bouth, deceased. ..."

      Extracted from Genealogies of Virginia Families from the Tyler Quarterly History and Genealogy Magazine Volume I, Genealogical Pub County, Balto MD, pp. 173-174 "BOOTH OF YORK COUNTY

      We know of three distinct Booth families in Virginia. There was the Booth family of Gloucester County, from which Gen. William. B. Taliaferro was descended. Then there was a numerous family of the name on the south side of the James, going back to a very early date. The York County Family appears to have no immediate connection with either of these, and has died out in the male line. Robert Booth was clerk of York County from 1640 to 1652. That year (1652) he represented York County in the House of Burgesses, and in 1654 he was again a representative. He died in 1657, leaving a widow Frances , born in 1619, [sic] according to her deposition in 1668. Oct. 25, 1658. An order concerning a debt due Mrs. Frances Booth, widow of Robert Booth, deceased. (York County Records.) They had issue ...

      According to a history of the Patrick NAPIER family, Robert Booth received land in Charles River County, later York, in 1638.

      SOURCE: "Gen. of Virginia Families", Vol. IV, P. 26, Booth File

      "Robert Booth died 1657, leaving widow, Frances and three children -- (1) Elizabeth married Dr. Patrick Napier; (2) Robert married Ann Bray; and (3) Anne m. 1st Thomas Dennett and 2nd William Clopton.... "The records show that George Baskerville married Eliz., a daughter of Hugh Norvell of James City County; and Thomas Dennett, mentioned above as first husband of Ann Booth, had a sister Mary, who married John Baskerville, and they were the parents of George Baskerville, who married Elizabeth Norvell.

      SOURCE: "Family Lines", Harper P. 227-229:

      "The Booths were descended from a noble family in England, and it is reported that there is still a vacant title to which the oldest Branch in this country is entitled.
      "The first one of this family to emmigrate to this country, was, we have been told, the son of a Baronet in England, and owned a very large estate in what we call the Highlands, then considered superior to the low grounds.
      "They were genuine specimens of good old English Squires, and remarkable for their great integrity of character. Most of the oldest families in Gloucester County, Virginia, were either descended from, or connected with them.

      In the 'Ancestry of William Clopton of Virginia' is found, 'Robert Booth of Belleville, Gloucester County , Virginia, father of Anne Booth, wife of William Clopton, Gent.'

      "In 1637 Robert Booth bought land; 1639 - was made Clerk of York County; 1652 - was Justice; 1653-54, was member of the House of Burgesses; 1654, member of Assembly from York; and he was a physician.

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    • Additional Notes & Commentary:

      This is the Master Profile for Dr. Robert Booth (immigrant).

      Curator Note from Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator (2/5/2011):

      Nothing is known of the background of Robert Booth. He was probably born in England about 1615. He married Frances (maiden unk). He died in 1657 in VA. He represented York County in House of Burgesses.

      Additional Curator's Note: The parentage of Robert Booth of Virginia is unknown. Please do not add parents to this profile without documentation. Maria Edmonds-Zediker, curator, 2/5/11

      From: The Families of LOU DRAPER & CHARLIE MARTIN of Johnson and Henry Counties, Missouri" by James M McMillen Arlington, Texas, Published 1995: Nothing is known of the background of Robert Booth, or of the Booth family, sometimes spelled Bouth, of England. He was probably born in England about 1615. He first appears in Virginia records in 1638, when his name appears on the deed in a land sale.

      Note: Later in this citation she does cite his parents as, "Edward and Dulcia Booth" ... an obvious contradiction

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    • Additional Content:

      Friday, December 4, 2015;

      Hey cuz, I thought I would share what I am finding

      I have just found that the Booths in Lancashire and York are of the same line as the Cheshire Booths.

      Here are some facts about another son (the heir apparent) of Sir William Booth and Elizabeth Warburton. When you see the name "Old George" referenced, it is regarding him. I clarify because I have seen a lot of confusion from other people, thinking Old George was the George who married Elizabeth Trafford.

      Sir George was a minor when his father (Sir William) died and was made a ward of the crown.

      George Booth (1st Baron) was born 20 Oct 1566 and died on 24 Oct 1652 (burial was 18 Nov 1652 at Bowden.
      He was knighted in 1597 and created a baronet in 1611.

      Sir George (1st Baron) was married to Jane Carington, (on 18 Feb 1577/8). She was the daughter of John Carington (of Carington in Cheshire) and Ellen Holford (baptized 10 Dec 1652 at Bowdon in Cheshire). Ellen Holford was the daughter of Thomas Holford of Holford.

      He married 2nd Katherine Anderson abt 1590. She was the daughter of Sir Edmund Anderson and Magdalen Smith. Sir Edmund Anderson was Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas 1582-1605. Madalen was the daughter of Christopher Smith of Annables, Hertfordshire. Katherine was buried 26 Feb 1638/9 at Bowden.

      Sir George's son (by 2nd wife Katherine Anderson), William Booth died 26 Apr 1636, and in the following year Sir George and others were granted the wardship of his grandson George Booth (2nd Baron aka Baron Delamer) (b. 1622-d. 1684). This William was married to Vere Egerton, who was 2nd daughter of Sir Thomas Egerton. More on George (2nd Baron): <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Booth,_1st_Baron_Delamer> . More on Thomas Egerton: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Egerton,_1st_Viscount_Brackley>

      Here is a book that you should find useful for various families. The Booths (Sir William in particular) is mentioned a few times but so are other families from the area(s) in and around Cheshire. <https://archive.org/details/victoriahistoryo01farruoft> You can download it in PDF format

      http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924092524374#page/n37/mode/2up <http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924092524374> This is regarding the Booth Peerage. It will take you directly to the Booth page but if you want to download the whole book, then here is the link for that: <https://archive.org/details/cu31924092524374>.

      Lots of good info obtained from here: http://archiveshub.ac.uk/search/summary.html?recid=gb133-egr&rsid=82ed56f&hit=10&startRecord=1&maximumRecords=20#rightcol <http://archiveshub.ac.uk/search/summary.html?recid=gb133-egr&rsid=82ed56f&hit=10&startRecord=1&maximumRecords=20> Note the subesections here. There are links to the Estate Papers section included. Also note at the bottom right, there are numerous pages within the collections (e.g. The Booth family papers subfolder has 28 pages pertaining to the estate papers of various Booth family members).

      <https://archive.org/search.php?query=Alfred%20Ingham> There are lots of books about Cheshire here. Ignore the 1st one as that isn't what I was looking for. The ones after it are though, especially #3 which has a lot of Booth info.

      <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booth_baronets>

      https://books.google.com/books?id=55I38FXWyPgC&pg=PA174&lpg=PA174&dq=robert+booth+york+county+virginia&source=bl&ots=MlpL3qL3VM&sig=sWH-UMnG7O6R-4JY_VwMS-lSR58&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj5mummr8PJAhVJNT4KHS1YBoE4ChDoAQg7MAY#v=onepage&q=robert%20booth%20york%20county%20virginia&f=false <https://books.google.com/books?id=55I38FXWyPgC&pg=PA174&lpg=PA174&dq=robert+booth+york+county+virginia&source=bl&ots=MlpL3qL3VM&sig=sWH-UMnG7O6R-4JY_VwMS-lSR58&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj5mummr8PJAhVJNT4KHS1YBoE4ChDoAQg7MAY> .. Talks about Robert booth the Immigrant

      http://www.jstor.org/stable/1919806?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents <http://www.jstor.org/stable/1919806?seq=1> Talks about Robert Booth the Immigrants daughter (and him a little).


      <https://archive.org/details/sketchesoftudorh00maho> Sketches of Tudor Hall and the Booth Family. There is a rather intriguing bit about John Wilkes Booth in here. I didn't read it in it's entirety yet but there was a letter from his brother describing his wild-brained nature and how he was insane on the idea of succession and claimed Lincoln would be be made King of America. Fascinating!

      A book you may find useful in general: <https://archive.org/details/virginiaheraldic00croz> Virginia Heraldica

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      I know you said you may end up just completely removing the entire Booth line as there is little in the way of evidence for our connection to them but I don't think I would do that just yet. Are you able to just unlink them but leave them in the database? If not, maybe just notate at the beginning so it is seen that nothing beyond _____?_____ is confirmed and only tentative pending more evidence? Those are just my suggestions. Obviously you should do what you feel is best BUT there is still a good chance we go back through someone to them (and I am definitely connected to Robert the Immigrant through his daughter Ann).

      Well, that is it for today. I have been working on this all day. Still no evidence for Edward Walton and Elizabeth Booth or for the parentage of Robert Booth the Immigrant. We will just have to keep searching.

      Love,
      Stef

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    • Addtional Information:

      "Booth of York County" ...

      https://books.google.com/books?id=55I38FXWyPgC&pg=PA174&lpg=PA174&dq=robert+booth+york+county+virginia&source=bl&ots=MlpL3qL3VM&sig=sWH-UMnG7O6R-4JY_VwMS-lSR58&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj5mummr8PJAhVJNT4KHS1YBoE4ChDoAQg7MAY#v=onepage&q=robert%20booth%20york%20county%20virginia&f=false

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    • Additional Notes & Commentary:

      Robert Booth and his son-in-law, Patrick Napier, were among the first doctors in colonial Virginia. Robert also served as the Clerk of York County, Virginia and then in the House of Burgesses

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    • Additional Notes & Commentary:

      [Brēderbund WFT Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #1185, Date of Import: Jul 28, 2003] Settled in York County, Va. before 1639. He was clerk of the County Court. He was a Burgess from 1653 until 1664.

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    • More Content: December 4, 2015

      Still no evidence for Edward Walton and Elizabeth Booth or for the parentage of Robert Booth the Immigrant. We will just have to keep searching. Stef

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  • Sources 
    1. [S8665] "Dr. Robert Booth (Immigrant)", biography, managed by Maria Edmonds-Zediker, volunteer curator, abstracted December 3, 2.

    2. [S8657] "The Dowling Family Genealogy", Edward Booth biography, last updated August 6, 2015 by dowling_53223@yahoo.com, abstract.

    3. [S8033] "Frances Elizabeth Booth", a biography cited on "Davis and Shaw Families of North Carolina", http://02ec0a3.netsolhost.

    4. [S44934] http://02ec0a3.netsolhost.com/getperson.php?personID=I5127&tree=ncshawfamily.

    5. [S8663] "The Dowling Family Genealogy", Edward Booth biography, last updated August 6, 2015 by dowling_53223@yahoo.com, abstract.

    6. [S45140] The Dowling Family Genealogy | http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dowfam3&id=I129244.

    7. [S5044] "Dr.Robert Booth", https://sites.google.com/site/mccandlessfamilygenealogy/surnames/booth/dr-robert-booth.

    8. [S5045] "Robert Booth", http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jmljr&id=I55399.

    9. [S8682] Stefani Hennessee, commentary added Friday, December 4, 2015, appended December 5, 2015 by David A. Hennessee,.