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George Booth, Esq.

Also Known As: "George", "de", "Bothe"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Barton Eccles, Lancashire, England
Death: March 21, 1484 (39)
Barton Eccles, Lancashire, England
Place of Burial: Winslow,Lancashire,England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Bothe, Sheriff of Cheshire and Maud Booth
Husband of Katherine Montfort
Father of Sheriff William Booth, of Dunham; Lawrence Booth; Roger Booth; Alice Massey; Ellen Vaudrey and 2 others
Brother of Douce Leigh; Margery Hyde; William Bothe; Joane Holt; Elizabeth Booth Fitton and 9 others

Occupation: Sheriff of Chester
Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About George Booth, Lord of Dunham Massey

TITLE: Lord of Dunham-Massey - Sheriff of Chester NOTE: Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, as well as President Thomas Jefferson and his wife Martha Wayles are descendants.

Notes for GEORGE BOOTH: "Sir George [9] Booth (William [8], Robert [7], John [6], Thomas [5], John [4], Thomas [3], William [2], Adam [1]), son and heir of Sir William [8], married Catherine, daughter and heir of Robert Mountfort, of County Stafford. The Mountforts were of noble connection, being related to David, King of Scotland, and to the great family of Clinton. This marriage brought to Sir George an ample estate of manors and lands in the counties of Salop, Stafford, Warwick, Leicester, Hereford, Wilts, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Sir George Booth died the first year of Richard III (1483). By his wife Catherine he had three sons and two daughters, according to the heraldic records."

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

The Booth family inherited most of the Massey lands in 1409, with Dunham Massey remaining at the heart of the estate. The deer park at Dunham Massey is the only medieval park in Trafford to survive to the present. The hall and grounds are open to the public and are a popular tourist attraction, with over 110,000 visitors in 2006.



George Booth, Esq.1,2,3,4

  • b. circa 1445,
  • d. 21 March 1484
  • Father Sir William Booth, Sheriff of Chester2,3,4 d. 6 Apr 1477
  • Mother Maud de Dutton3,4 b. c 1427, d. c 1489

George Booth, Esq. was born circa 1445 at of Dunham-Massie, Cheshire, England; Age 32 in 1477.2,3,4 He married Katharine Montfort, daughter of Robert Montfort, Esq. and Mary Stapleton, before January 1473; They had 3 sons (Sir William; Lawrence; & Roger) & 3 daughters (Margaret, wife of Sir George Holford; Alice, wife of William Massey, & Ellen).2,3 George Booth, Esq. left a will on 17 March 1480; Requested burial in the new chapel of St. Mary of Bowdon, Cheshire.3,4 He died on 21 March 1484.2,3,4


  1. Katharine Montfort d. 7 Dec 1498

Children (3 sons, 3 daughters)

  1. Laurence Booth
  2. Roger Booth
  3. Margaret Booth. Married George Holford.
  4. Alice Booth+. Married William Massey.
  5. Ellen Booth
  6. Sir William Booth+2,3,4 b. 11 Jun 1473, d. 11 Nov 1519


  1. [S2713] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 356; Burke's Dormant and Extinct Baronetcies, p. 72; Magna Charta by Wurts, p. 388.
  2. [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 128.
  3. [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 258.
  4. [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 436-437.
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George Booth, Lord of Dunham Massey's Timeline

Lancashire, England
Age 24
Age 27
June 11, 1473
Age 28
Salford, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Age 30
Barton, Eccles, Lancashire, England
Age 32
Barton, Eccles, Lancashire, England
Age 34
Barton, Eccles, Lancashire, England
Age 36
Barton, Eccles, Lancashire, England
March 21, 1484
Age 39
Lancashire, England