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Sir Thomas Boothe (del Booth)

Also Known As: "Tomalin of the Boothes"
Birthplace: Barton, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1368 (43-52)
Barton, Eccles, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom) (Murdered)
Place of Burial: Eccles, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert de Booth and Agnes del Booth
Husband of Elena Booth
Father of Henry de Booth; Alice de Booth; Catherine de Booth; John Boothe, of Barton, Esq.; Anne de Weever and 2 others

Occupation: Knight
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About Sir Thomas Booth, of Barton

Placed as son of Robert del Booth (b abt 1295 - d bef 1354) and his wife Agnes (unknown).

Parents are alternatively seen as Thomas Boothe and Loretta del Booth, as described below.

'Townships: Barton', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4 (1911), pp. 363-376. URL:

"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 1363 John de Barton, in conjunction with Denise his wife and Robert his son, enfeoffed Thomas del Booth and Ellen his wife of all their lands in Barton, between Eccles and Irlam and between Newham and Davyhulme, for an annuity of 20s. (De Trafford D. no. 225) Releases were afterwards given by Alice and Margaret sisters of Robert de Barton, and by Edmund, a son of Gilbert de Barton. (ibid, no. 227, 228)


He died as a result of an assault by Robert Worsley and others; presumably this was his nephew, son of his wife's brother William (Visitation of Lancs, ibid). He left a will, under which he set up various chantries and requested to be buried in Eccles church. In Shoresworth (or Mode Wheel), the Street Fields road crossed Worsley brook at Salt Eye by a plat or small bridge, which in 1369 was called "Salt Eye Piatt" in the will of Thomas Booth, of Barton (Harl. MSS., 2,122, fo. 133, Brit. Mus.). He was buried before the altar of St. Katherine, Eccles church, Lancashire, England.

His will mentions his wife together with three sons: William, John and Henry, indicating that his sons were minors in 1368. It doesn't mention any other children for him. It does mention another Thomas Booth and six of his children.

  • Thomas de Boothes1
  • M, #11211, b. circa 1325, d. 1368
  • Father John (Robert) de Boothes b. c 1300
  • Mother Loretta (Agnes) Notton b. c 1333
  • Thomas de Boothes Called Tomalin of the Boothes. He was born circa 1325 at of Barton Eccles, Lancashire, England. He married Ellen de Workesley, daughter of Robert (Thomas) de Workesley and Margaret (Cecily) Bromhall, circa 1349. Thomas de Boothes died in 1368; Murdered.
  • Family Ellen de Workesley b. c 1325, d. a 1368
  • Children
    • Anne Booth b. c 1350
    • Alice Booth b. c 1352
    • Catherine Booth b. c 1354
    • Margaret Booth b. c 1356
    • John Boothe, Esq.+ b. c 1358, d. Mar 1422
    • Sir Thomas Boothe+ b. c 1360
    • Henry Booth b. c 1360
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2971] Unknown author, The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 57; Wallop Family, p. 112.
  • From: ______________________________
  • Sir Thomas Bouth1
  • M, #494967, b. 1334, d. 1400
  • Last Edited=8 Sep 2012
  • Sir Thomas Bouth was born in 1334.1 He was the son of Sir John Bouth and Lady Agnes Loretta de Barton.1 He married Elena de Workesley.1 He died in 1400.1
  • Child of Sir Thomas Bouth and Elena de Workesley
    • 1.John Bouth+2 b. 1360, d. 1421
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6335] Stanley Booth, "re: Booth Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 24 August 2012. Hereinafter cited as "re: Booth Family."
  • 2.[S229] Burke John and John Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England (1841, reprint; Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985), page 72. Hereinafter cited as Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England.
  • From: __________________________
  • A history and genealogy of the families of Bayard, Houstoun of Georgia: and ... By Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch
  • Pg.49
  • Ralph Assheton of Great Lever was son of Sir Ralph Assheton, second son, who was of Great Lever, who married Margaret Lever, heiress of Great Lever, daughter of Adam Lever of Great Lever ; son of Sir Ralph Assheton of Middleton, second son, by Margaret, daughter of John Barton of Middleton ; son of Sir John de Assheton, Knight of the Bath 1429, by Margaret, daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton by Marjory Booth, daughter of John Booth by a daughter of Sir Henry Trafford of Trafford ; son of Sir Thomas Booth by Ellen, daughter of Thomas de Workesley of Workesley ; son of John de Booth and Agnes, daughter of Sir Gilbert de Barton ; son of Thomas, son of William Booths, living 1275, by Sibil, daughter of Sir Ralph de Bereton; son of Adam de Booths. __________________________
  • BOOTH, John I (d.1422), of Barton in Eccles, Lancs.
  • 2nd s. and h. of Thomas Booth (d.1368) of Eccles by his w. Ellen; bro. of Henry*. m. Joan, da. of Sir Henry Trafford (d.1375) of Trafford, Lancs., at least 6s. 5da.; 1s. illegit.1
  • The Booths had long been established members of the Lancashire gentry when Thomas Booth of Barton came to a violent end in 1368. Despite his widow’s attempt to obtain justice, at least one of the murderers secured a royal pardon, while another, the influential Robert Worsley*, remained suspiciously close to his victim’s second son, the subject of this biography, throughout his life. The latter shared with his two brothers bequests of grain and stock from the family estates at Barton and Bradford (Manchester), as well as receiving a personal legacy of £20. We do not know when John succeeded his elder brother, William, but he may already have entered his inheritance by 1380, at which date he and Worsley offered a recognizance for debt to a group of local men. Some two years later he joined with Sir Robert Urswyk*, Sir John Boteler* and Thomas Radcliffe* in making similar pledges to John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, but the purpose of this undertaking is not recorded. His relations with Gaunt were evidently cordial, for in January 1386 he was about to accompany the duke to Portugal and Spain. Preparations for another foreign venture, this time in the retinue of Sir John Drayton*, the castellan of Guines, were in hand during the summer of 1387, but in the event Booth decided to remain at home, and the royal letters of protection which had been issued to him, pending his departure for Picardy, were cancelled.6 In the following year he obtained the lease of a neighbouring estate in Boysnope from one of his relatives, thus beginning a gradual process of piecemeal expansion which led to the consolidation of his holdings in and around Eccles. The part played by Robert Worsley in his father’s murder seems to have given Booth little, if any, cause for concern. Indeed, in August 1390, he stood surety for Worsley as guardian of one of Gaunt’s wards; and not long afterwards he appeared as a juror at an inquisition on the possessions of one of his friend’s kinsmen. He again performed this function in July 1396, on the death of Henry Trafford, his brother-in-law. The precise date of his marriage to one of Sir Henry Trafford’s daughters remains unknown, but it clearly added considerably to his standing ....
  • From: __________________________
  • BOOTH, Henry (d.1446), of Arleston and Sinfin, Derbys.
  • 3rd s. of Thomas Booth (d.1368) of Barton in Eccles, Lancs. by his w. Ellen; yr. bro. of John I*. m. (1) Elizabeth, 1s. 1da.; (2) by Mich. 1409, Isabel, da. of John Fynderne the elder of Findern, Derbys. by his w. Katherine.1
  • Shortly before his death at the hands of a group of local men, Thomas Booth drew up a will in which he divided all the livestock and provisions on his Lancashire estates between his three sons, as well as leaving each of them £20 in cash. Henry, the youngest, must still have been a mere child, and no more is heard of him until the late 1390s, by which time he had moved to Derbyshire. It was almost certainly through marriage ....
  • .... He may even have used his influence with the newly crowned Henry IV to obtain preferment for his elder brother, John, with whom he evidently maintained cordial relations. In about 1405 he offered the latter a bond in £20, perhaps as a result of dealings over the family inheritance.5 There can be little doubt that Booth was a lawyer ....
  • From: ____________________________________

"Thomas [5] de Boothes, (John [4], Thomas [3], William [2], Adam[1]) styled Thomalyn de Boothes de Barton, was living in time of Edward III, (1327 to 1377). His seal (as appears by an ancient document in possession of Lord Delamere in 1680) was in 1372 "a chevron engrailed in a canton, a mullet and for crest a fox and a St. Catherine wheel, with the motto 'Sigillum Thomae.' He married Ellen, daughter of Robert (or Thomas) de Worsley, near Boothes in Lancashire. By her he had three sons and four daughters."

(Genealogy of the Booth Family in England and the United States, Walter S. Booth, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1892)



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