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William Booth

Birthplace: Bartion, Lancashire, England
Death: September 12, 1464 (71-80)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Boothe, of Barton and Lady Joanna Booth
Brother of Margery Byron; Sir Thomas Booth, of Barton, Knt.; Sir Henry Booth, Kt.; Joanna (de Boothe) Southworth; Catherine Boothe and 9 others

Occupation: Archbishhop of York
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About William Booth, Archbishop of York

William Booth and his brother Laurence Booth both became an Archbishop of York.

From his English Wikipedia page:

William Booth or Bothe (died 12 September 1464) was Bishop of Lichfield, from 1447 before becoming Archbishop of York in 1452 which post he held until his death in 1464.

Before election to Lichfield, Booth was rector of Prescot Parish Church, Lancashire from 1441. He was provided to the see of Lichfield on 26 April 1447, and consecrated on 9 July 1447.[1]

Booth was provided to the see of York on 21 July 1452.[2]

Along with the brothers Richard Neville, Earl Warwick and John Neville, Lord Montagu, Booth led an army north in late summer 1463 and defeated an invasion of Scots who had invaded along with ex-king Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou.[3]

Booth died 12 September 1464.[2]


  • 1. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 254
  • 2. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 282
  • 3. Ross Edward IV p. 54


Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.

Pollard, Albert Frederick (1901). "Booth, William (1390?-1464)". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

Ross, Charles (1974). Edward IV. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-02781-7.

Further reading

Condliffe Bates, J., ed. (2008). The Register of William Bothe, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1447-1452. Canterbury and York Society 98.

Catholic Church titles

Bishop of Lichfield 1447–1452

  • Preceded by William Heyworth
  • Succeeded by Nicholas Close

Archbishop of York 1452–1464

  • Preceded by John Kemp
  • Succeeded by George Neville
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William Booth, Archbishop of York's Timeline

Bartion, Lancashire, England
September 12, 1464
Age 76