Robert Booth (priest)
|The Very Reverend and Honourable
|Dean of Bristol|
|Preceded by||George Royse|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Creswick|
|Archdeacon of Durham|
|Preceded by||Denis Granville|
|Succeeded by||George Sayer|
|Died||8 August 1730 (aged 68)|
|Resting place||Bristol Cathedral|
|Children||10 sons and 5 daughters|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
|Religion||Church of England|
Early life and family
Robert Booth was the son of George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer and Lady Elizabeth Grey, daughter of Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating as a Master of Arts and later received the degree of Doctor of Divinity. 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.
Booth was ordained deacon at Oxford in 1685 by Bishop John Fell. He was appointed Archdeacon of Durham on 15 May 1691. In October of the same year he was installed as Rector of Thornton-le-Moors (diocese of Chester). Seventeen years later, on 20 May 1708, he was appointed Dean of Bristol and was installed at Bristol Cathedral on 20 June 1708. He held both offices until his death on 8 August 1730, aged 68, and was buried in Bristol Cathedral.
Styles and titles
- The Honourable Robert Booth (1662–1685)
- The Honourable and Reverend Robert Booth (1685–1691)
- The Honourable and Venerable Robert Booth (1691–1708)
- The Honourable and Very Reverend Robert Booth (1708–1730).
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|Church of England titles|
|Archdeacon of Durham
|Dean of Bristol