Robert Booth (priest)

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The Very Reverend and Honourable
Robert Booth
Dean of Bristol
In office
Preceded by George Royse
Succeeded by Samuel Creswick
Archdeacon of Durham
In office
Preceded by Denis Granville
Succeeded by George Sayer
Personal details
Born Robert Booth
Died 8 August 1730 (aged 68)
Resting place Bristol Cathedral
Nationality English
  • (1) Ann Booth
  • (2) Mary Hales
Children 10 sons and 5 daughters
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford
Religion Church of England

Robert Booth (1662–1730) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of England as Archdeacon of Durham (1691–1730) and Dean of Bristol (1708–1730).

Early life and family[edit]

Robert Booth was the son of George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer and Lady Elizabeth Grey, daughter of Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford.[1][2] He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating as a Master of Arts and later received the degree of Doctor of Divinity.[1] He married twice, firstly to his distant cousin Ann Booth, who bore him one son, and secondly to Mary Hales, who bore 14 children, the youngest son being Nathaniel Booth, 4th Baron Delamer.[1][2]


Booth was ordained deacon at Oxford in 1685 by Bishop John Fell.[3] He was appointed Archdeacon of Durham on 15 May 1691.[4] In October of the same year he was installed as Rector of Thornton-le-Moors (diocese of Chester).[3] Seventeen years later, on 20 May 1708, he was appointed Dean of Bristol and was installed at Bristol Cathedral on 20 June 1708.[5] He held both offices until his death on 8 August 1730, aged 68, and was buried in Bristol Cathedral.[4][5]

Styles and titles[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Lundy, Darryl. "Very Rev. Hon. Robert Booth". Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Delamer, Baron (E, 1661 - 1770)". Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Persons: Booth, Robert (1685–1730) in "CCEd, the Clergy of the Church of England database" (Accessed online, 2 February 2014)
  4. ^ a b Horn, J. M.; Smith, D. M.; Mussett, P. (2004). "Archdeacons of Durham". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857: Volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses. British History Online. pp. 82–83. 
  5. ^ a b Horn, J. M. (1996). "Deans of Bristol". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857: Volume 8: Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough Dioceses. British History Online. pp. 15–19. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Denis Granville
Archdeacon of Durham
Succeeded by
George Sayer
Preceded by
George Royse
Dean of Bristol
Succeeded by
Samuel Creswick