Walter Booth – Lay Reader

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Walter Booth was born in 1867 , the 4th son born to James and Sarah (Cutmore) Booth Of Edensor, Barraba NSW.  He was a tall man for his time at 5ft 11″. Walter was a farmer and Lay Reader – … Continue reading

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Booth’s Uprising – 1659

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Booth’s Uprising – 1659 During the uncertainty that followed the resignation of Richard Cromwell and the ending of the Protectorate in 1659, a new Royalist conspiracy to overthrow the republican government of England was formulated. In March 1659, warrants were … Continue reading

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The Last Countess – Lady Mary Booth

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Lady Mary Booth                                                b.1704 – d.1772. (3rd Cousin 6 x removed to Carolyn Booth) The last of the Booths of Dunham Massey and sadly the last of this noble dynasty that had lasted for more than 500 years. … Continue reading

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Fulk V – The King Maker

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Fulk V, Count of Anjou – King of Jerusalem – Knights Templar – father of Baldwin lll and Amalric l Kings of Jerusalem, father of Geoffrey V Count of Anjou ( Plantagenet ) Consort of England – and Grandfather of … Continue reading

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Empress Matilda – First Queen of England

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Empress Matilda (Born c. 7 February 1102 – 10 September 1167), also known as Matilda of England or Maude, was the daughter and heir of King Henry I of England. Matilda and her younger brother, William Adelin, were the only … Continue reading

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We just love the Vikings,

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Carolyn Booth is a Viking Descendant, which I am very excited about since I have been a huge fan of the Vikings since I was a small boy. Now I am married to a Viking… very cool. 10 Things You … Continue reading

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Anne of Kiev – Queen Consort of France

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Anna Yaroslavna or Anne of Kiev (between 1024 and 1032 – 1075) – daughter of Yaroslav I the Wise, and Saint Ingegerd Olofsdotter,  both descendants of VIKINGS. (29th Great Grandmother of Carolyn Booth) – (de Montfort Line continued) She became … Continue reading

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The Story of Rollo the Viking…………the rest is HISTORY.

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The story of Rollo the Viking is especially interesting to us, because Rollo was the forefather of that famous Duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror, who less than a hundred and fifty years later, conquered England and brought into that … Continue reading

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Charlemagne’s Crown Tested in Australia

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The Iron Crown of the first Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne. Charlemagne was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor, reputedly with the Iron Crown, by Pope Leo III in Rome on Christmas Night, 800 AD. He lived from 742-814 and, as … Continue reading

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Cobbers Corner – Fromelles

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Percy Cecil Booth Australian Army’s Single Bloodiest Day of War The Battle of Fromelles  – The 100 year Remembrance Anniversary in 2016 is approaching for this disastrous battle which sadly cost over 5000 lives in a single day and night. … Continue reading

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Charles James Booth

Charles James Booth – famous for his Booth Steamship Company and the Alfred Booth & Co.  Empire. His tireless work in England for poverty reform and his philanthropy brought about amazing change for the poor and underpriviliged classes. He was … Continue reading

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Thomas de Beauchamp 11th earl of Warwick KG

Thomas de Beauchamp 11th Earl of Warwick. KG (Carolyn Booths – 20th Great Grand Father) I am a big fan of the de Beauchamps, they live up to all the images I have of the Knights of the Middles ages … Continue reading

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The Carolingians

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“Carolingian” – The meaning of  – medieval Latin ” Karolingi” – An altered form of Old High German – “Karling” meaning “descendent of Charles” derives from the latinised name of Charles Martel – The English female equivalent is Carolyn or … Continue reading

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The Brothers Booth – Archbishops of York

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The social mobility of the Booths was very impressive. It seems they were not just content with their power base as nobles and gentry and felt it should be more balanced by having  members of this already powerful family build … Continue reading

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Guy de Beauchamp – Medieval Celebrity & Royal Intrigue

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He had the elegant name, was one of the richest men of his time,  was possibly the second greatest knight in English history, was the 10th Earl of Warwick, a highly decorated & rewarded noble,  he was a descendant of … Continue reading

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Mr Booth takes a very expensive wee wee.

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George Booth ( 2nd Earl Of Warrington) Solid Silver Chamber pot sells at Auction for £10,450 in London in 1984. This silver chamber pot above, weighs just over 1kg and is 7” or 18cm in Diameter with engraved  Booth Coat … Continue reading

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Vere Egerton – Elegant Fashion

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Vere Egerton –  (8th Great Grandmother of Carolyn Booth) Was the wife of Sir William Booth (1601- 1636) heir to Dunham Massey until his early death at age 35.  A fascinating portrait of Vere Egerton by Robert Peake and now … Continue reading

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Royal Descent – Gateway Ancestors

Bloodlines – Bilateral and Cognatic Descent Most people would be surprised to learn that many middle class English and also those of English parentage, more than likely have some ancestral link to nobility. For example today there are known to … Continue reading

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Sir Henry Tate – The man who gave London The Tate gallery and gave the world the Sugar Cube

Henry was the son of Agnes Booth – (Carolyn Booths 3rd great grand Aunt) his story is linked in Booth Descendants – Click here to read more. The Lady of Shalott 1888 – John William Waterhouse Presented by Sir Henry … Continue reading

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The Origins of the Booths

The Origins of the Booths – Norman Yes the earliest De Bouthe ( Booth) ancestors were Norman and they knew all about marrying the right people. In the Middle Ages nobility only married nobility. Click Link – Booth Origins – The … Continue reading

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