Booth, George (1566 - 1652)

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1566
Death Date: 1652-10-24


Succeeded in minority in 1579; wardship granted to Robert Dudley, 14th Earl of Leicester; came of age 20 Oct. 1587

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1576-2-18
    Union ended: n.d.
  2. Type: marriage
    Union began: ca. 1591
    Union ended: n.d.


From Anderson, Katherine ( - 1637/8)

  1. Female offspring: Booth, Elizabeth (n.d.)
  2. Male offspring: Booth, William (d. 1636)
  3. Male offspring: Booth, Thomas (1604 - 1632)
  4. Male offspring: Booth, Edmund (1608 - 1617)
  5. Male offspring: Booth, John (n.d.)
  6. Female offspring: Booth, Mary (n.d.)
  7. Female offspring: Booth, Alice (d. 1623)
  8. Female offspring: Booth, Frances (n.d.)
  9. Female offspring: Booth, Susan (d. 1637)
  10. Female offspring: Booth, Katharine (b. 1606)
  11. Female offspring: Booth, Cicely (n.d.)

Primary Title

Knight Baronet


  • Knight
    Assumed 1599
    Vacated 1652-10-24
  • Knight Baronet
    Assumed 1611-05-22
    Vacated 1652-10-24

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
JP, Cheshire n.d. n.d. Held office for over 60 years
Sheriff, Cheshire 1596-11-22 1597-11-15
Deputy Lieut, Cheshire 1619 n.d.
Sheriff, Cheshire 1621-11-26 1622
Sheriff, Lancashire 1622-11-12 1623

Details of Properties


  • Dunham Massey Hall, Cheshire
    Acquired: 1566
    Divested: 1652-10-24


  • Cheshire

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1611-1612 Coventry (Unknown), Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Sir George Booth's Bearward

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir George Booth's Bearward Booth, George (1566 - 1652) Performing Animals 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Dunham Massey Hall Cheshire Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Armytage, George J. and John Paul Rylands, eds. Pedigrees made at the visitation of Cheshire, 1613, taken by Richard St. George and Henry St. George, and some other contemporary pedigrees. 1st ed [1909]. Record Society for the publication of original documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire. 1 vol. London: Record Society, 1909.
Kimber, E., & R. Johnson, eds. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of all the English Baronets Now Existing: With their Descents, Marriages, and Memorable Actions both in War and Peace. Wotton, Thomas, ed. 4 vols (in 5 parts), 1741. 3 vols. London: G. Woodfall et al, 1771.
List of Sheriffs for England and Wales from the Earliest Times to AD 1831. Public Record Office Lists and Indexes 9. London: HMSO, 1898.
Ormerod, George. History of the County Palatine and City of Chester. 1st ed 1819. 3 vols. London: Routledge, 1882.
Rothwell, James. Dunham Massey, Cheshire. London: The National Trust, 2000.