Alfred Allen Booth
Sir Alfred Booth
|Born||17 September 1872|
|Died||13 March 1948|
|Alma mater||King's College, Cambridge|
|Spouse(s)||1 Mary Blake Dwight|
(2) Margaret Lucy Brightwen
Lydia Allen Butler
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baronet
(of Allerton Beeches)