|Also Known As:||"Brook", "Sir Brook Boothby", "7th Baronet"|
|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|
|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.
- Sir Bernard Burke. A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire 31st ed. Published 1869 by Harrison in London. page 117
Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Baronet's Timeline
June 3, 1744
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, Great Britain
January 23, 1824
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France,France
St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England