Lawrence Booth – Archbishop Of York

Lawrence Booth – Archbishop of York

(B. abt 1420 – D. 1480)  (Half 16 Great Grand Uncle of Carolyn Booth)

He was the youngest son of Sir Knight John Booth, of Barton in Lancashire, and it is historically considered he was illigitimate and perhaps by his mistress Maud, daughter of Sir John Savage. Citation required

He held the office of Chancellor of Cambridge University. He held the office of Prebendary of St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1449.  He held the office of Archdeacon of Richmond between 1454 and 1457.    He held the office of Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1456.    He held the office of Bishop of Durham between 25 September 1456 and 1476.

He held the office of Keeper of the Privy Seal circa 1457 under King Henry VI and  he also held the office of Lord Chancellor of England circa 1472 under King Edward IV.

He held the office of Archbishop of York between 1476 and 1480.

He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography

For further information on The Keeper of the Privy seal follow this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Privy_Seal

For further information on The Lord Chancellor Of England follow this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Chancellor

For further information on York Minster/Cathedral follow this link  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Minster

For further information on Lawrence Booth Archbishop of York follow link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Booth

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