Alfred Allen Booth

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Sir Alfred Booth
Born(1872-09-17)17 September 1872
Died(1948-03-13)13 March 1948
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge
OccupationShipowner
Spouse(s)1 Mary Blake Dwight
(2) Margaret Lucy Brightwen
Parent(s)Alfred Booth
Lydia Allen Butler
Insignia of a UK baronet

Sir Alfred Allen Booth, 1st Baronet (1872–1948) was a British businessman and shipowner. A scion of the Booths of Dunham Massey, Cheshire, his great-grandfather moved to Liverpool in the mid-18th century.

Booth was created a baronet in 1916 by H. H. Asquith for supporting Britain's war effort and services to industry.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

He was born on 17 September 1872, the son of Alfred Booth and Lydia Allen Butler. His maternal grandfather was Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795 – 8 November 1858), who served as the 12th Attorney General of the United States from 1833 to 1838.[1]

Booth was educated at Harrow School, before going up to King's College Cambridge, where he graduated with the degree of Masters of Arts.[2]

Career[edit]

Booth served on the board of directors of the Cunard Steamship Company (now a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc) and the Alfred Booth and Company. On 24 January 1916 he was granted a baronetcy, with the territorial designation of Allerton Beeches, City of Liverpool.[3][4][5]

Sir Alfred received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from Liverpool University.[6]

Personal life[edit]

On 15 December 1903 Booth married Mary Blake Dwight. On 9 November 1925 he married secondly, to Margaret Lucy Brightwen. They had two sons, Sir Philip Booth, 2nd Baronet (1907–1960) and Edmund Booth (born 1908) and one daughter, Sylvia Emily Booth (1905–1968). Sir Alfred died on 13 March 1948.[7]

He was a cousin of fellow shipping manager Paul Crompton, who, along with his wife and children, died in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 1, ed. Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 2003, p. 427
  2. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 1, ed. Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 2003, p. 427
  3. ^ "No. 29483". The London Gazette. 22 February 1916. p. 1946.
  4. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 1, ed. Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 2003, p. 427
  5. ^ Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage: With Her Majesty's Royal Warrant Holders, Debrett's, 1990, p. 103 [1]
  6. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 1, ed. Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 2003, p. 427
  7. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 1, ed. Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 2003, p. 427

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Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Allerton Beeches)
1916–1948
Succeeded by
Philip Booth