Sir Brooke Boothby of Ashbourne Hall, (6th) 7th Baronet

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Brooke Boothby

Also Known As: "Brook", "Sir Brook Boothby", "7th Baronet"
Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England UK
Death: January 23, 1824 (79)
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Derbyshire, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Brooke Boothby, of Ashbourne Hall, 5th (6th) Bt. and Phoebe Hollins, 2nd Wife
Husband of Susanna Bristowe
Father of Penelope Boothby
Brother of Major Sir William Boothby of Ashbourne Hall, (7th) 8th Baronet and Maria Elizabeth Boothby
Half brother of Anne Boothby

Occupation: 6th Baronet
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Sir Brooke Boothby of Ashbourne Hall, (6th) 7th 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],_6th_Baronet

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"Charles I had intended to create Boothby's father, Henry Boothby (1594–1648), a Royalist, in 1644 (with the territorial designation "of Clate Clote in the County of Oxford"). The letters patent received the sign-manual of the King but in the confusion of the Civil War, it did not pass the Great Seal. His son, William, petitioned for a new creation in 1660 which was granted (due to this the Baronets are sometime numbered differently, the first Baronet of the 1660 creation is sometimes referred to as the second Baronet, and so on)."

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Sir Brooke Boothby of Ashbourne Hall, (6th) 7th Baronet's Timeline

June 3, 1744
Derbyshire, England UK
June 4, 1744
Derbyshire, England UK
April 11, 1785
Age 40
Derbyshire, England UK
January 23, 1824
Age 79
February 13, 1824
Age 79
Derbyshire, England UK