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Warrington, Earl of (E, 1690 - 1758)


Creation: let.pat. 17 Apr 1690


Extinct: 2 Aug 1758


Family name: Booth




Arms of the 1st Earl of Warrington impaling the arms of his wife, Mary Langham

Note the errors in the mottoes: the first word of the Booth motto on the left should be "Quod"

not "Nod" and the last word of the Langham motto on the right should be "Feros" not "Ferog".

The arms of two of their sons are shown below, quartering the arms of their mother.

(Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester - image kindly supplied by Richard Adamson Esq.)



Argent three Boars' Heads erect and erased Sable langued Gules


A Lion passant Argent


On either side a Boar Sable bristled and unguled Or


 Quod Ero Spero (I hope that I shall be)



Henry [Booth], 2nd Baron Delamer later 1st Earl of Warrington, PC

1st surv. son and heir of George [Booth], 1st Baron Delamer, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, 1st dau. of Henry [Grey], 1st Earl of Stamford


13 Jan 1651/2


7 Jul 1670 Mary Langham (bapt. 10 Mar 1652/3; dvp. 23 Mar 1690/1; bur. in the Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester), only surv. child and hrss. in her issue of Sir James Langham, 2nd Bt., of Cottesbrooke, co. Northampton, by his first wife Mary Alston, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edward Alston, President of the Royal College of Physicians


1. James Booth (bapt. 9 May 1671; dvp. an infant)

2. Hon George Booth, later 2nd Earl of Warrington

3. Hon Langham Booth, Member of Parliament for Cheshire 1705-24, a Groom of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales (b. 8 Jun 1684; d. 12 May 1724; bur. in the Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester)

4. Hon Henry Booth, barrister (b. 17 Jul 1687; d. 2 Feb 1726)

1. Lady Elizabeth Booth (dsp. 1697), mar. as his second wife Sir Thomas Delves, 4th Bt., of Dodington, co. Chester

2. Lady Mary Booth (d. 1741), mar. 1694 Hon Russell Robartes MP (bur. 7 Feb 1717/8), brother of Charles Bodvile [Robartes], 2nd Earl of Radnor, and 2nd son of Hon Robert Robartes, styled Viscount Bodmin (by his wife Sarah Bodvile, dau. and hrss. of Col John Bodvile, of Bodvile Castle, co. Carmarthen), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John [Robartes], 1st Earl of Radnor, and had issue


2 Jan 1693/4 (bur. in the Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester)


17 Apr 1690 Earl of Warrington

suc. by



Custos Rotulorum of Cheshire 1673-82 and 1689-93/4; Member of Parliament for Cheshire 1678-81; suspected of being involved in the Rye House plot and imprisoned in the Tower of London 1683 and 1685; suc. his father as 2nd Baron Delamer 8 Aug 1684; a supporter of Prince William of Orange; Col of a Regiment of Horse 1688-90; Privy Councillor 1688/9; Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Treasury 1689-1689/90; Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire 1689-93/4; Master Forester of the Forests of Quernmore, Mirescough, Amounderness, Bleasdake and Weredale, Keeper of Mirescough Park and Steward of the Hundred of Amounderness 1689/90-93/4 ; Commissioner of Wharves, London 1690; Mayor of Chester 1691-92


George [Booth], 2nd Earl of Warrington


2 May 1675


9 Apr 1702 Mary Oldbury (d. 3 Apr 1740), dau. and cohrss. of John Oldbury, of St Dunstan's-in-the-East, London, merchant, by his wife Mary Bohun, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Bohun, of Mount Boone, Dartmouth, co. Devon

only child

1. Lady Mary Booth, heiress to the Dunham Massey estate (b. 1704; d. 10 Dec 1772), mar. 18 May 1736 her third cousin Harry [Grey], 4th Earl of Stamford, and had issue


s.p.m. 2 Aug 1758 (bur. in the Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester)



On the death of the 2nd Earl of Warrington the Earldom of Warrington became extinct and the Barony of Delamer passed to his cousin and heir male, Nathaniel Booth. In 1796 his grandson, George Harry [Grey], 5th Earl of Stamford, was created Baron Delamer and Earl of Warrington.


 First written 28 Mar 2003



Quartered arms of the Hon Langham Booth MP and Hon Henry Booth, both sons of the 1st Earl of Warrington.

The first 42 quarterings are from their father and the last 6 from their mother.

(Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester - image kindly supplied by Richard Adamson Esq.)




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