Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Baronet

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Brooke Boothby

Also Known As: "Brook", "Sir Brook Boothby", "7th Baronet"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, Great Britain
Death: Died in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France,France
Place of Burial: St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Brooke Boothby, 5th Bt. and Phoebe Hollins
Brother of William Boothby, 8th Baronet
Half brother of Anne Greaves

Occupation: 6th Baronet
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Baronet

Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Baronet (3 June 1744 – 23 January 1824) was a linguist, translator, poet and landowner, based in Derbyshire, England. He was part of the intellectual and literary circle of Lichfield, which included Anna Seward and Erasmus Darwin. In 1766 he welcomed the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Ashbourne circles, after Rousseau's short stay in London with Hume. Ten years later, in 1776, Boothby visited Rousseau in Paris, and was given the manuscript of the first part of Rousseau's three-part autobiographic Confessions. Boothby translated the manuscript and published it in Lichfield in 1780 after the author's death, and donated the document to the British Library in 1781.

Boothby was born in 1744. He inherited his unusual forename from Hill Brooke, the second wife of the fourth Baronet Boothby, of Broadlow Ash, Sir William. Brooke Boothby is sometimes referred to as the seventh Baronet as there was some confusion over the appointment of the first Baronet.[9]

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Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Baronet's Timeline

1744
June 3, 1744
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, Great Britain
1824
January 23, 1824
Age 79
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France,France
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St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England