Welcome to the story of my ancestors!
Inspired by my
father's interest in his family history, many hours of work have been put into
the research and documentation of these families and it is now time to share
it. I am researching all branches of my family tree commencing with my father's
family, the BOOTHs of Killerby and Warlaby, North Yorkshire. The BOOTH family
was prominent in the breeding of shorthorn cattle and branches of the family
now reside also in South Africa, Argentina and Australia. Most of the families
that married into the BOOTH family also came from the northeast of England
(Yorkshire, Durham, and Northumberland).
Thomas CALVERT (b 1760) changed his name by royal licence to BOOTH in 1782 in order to inherit the properties of Killerby, Warlaby and Oran from John BOOTH a bachelor who was related to Thomas, probably an uncle or great uncle.
My work has been made easier by those who have gone before me, particularly Frederick Beatson Blenkin, George Octavius Wray, Mortimer Sarah Lockwood, Billy Booth and my father John Booth, all of whom took the time to research and/or save vital documents during their lives. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many, many kind people who have helped me as I have researched. The following rate particular mention as without them, it would have taken me much longer to find my way - Gwen Morgan, Helen Kirk, Colin Olliffe and the late Gustavo Wray.
My mother's family is more widespread, coming from a number of counties in the south of England and also from Wales.
If anyone is connected to any of the families, I would be delighted to hear from you and I am more than happy to share what I know. If you have any questions about any of the information that appears on this site, feel you can contribute to the site or would like to correct any information, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Please note that this site is under construction and additions will be made regularly to the information, including wills, photographs and other family documents and details of individual family lines.
The Booth family (c 1911)
Direct ancestors of Angela BOOTH
The BELT family of Bossall and York, NRY
The BLENKIN family of Ottringham, ERY
The CALVERT family of South Cowton and Ainderby Steeple, NRY
The CHARGE family of Cleasby, NRY
The Descendants of Richard JONES of Llanwrin, MGY
The LOCKWOOD family of Crayke and Easingwold, NRY
The OLLIFFE family of the Vale of Aylesbury, BKM
The SPENCER family of the Chippenham, WIL
The WRAY family of the North Yorkshire Dales
This web site was created 01 Jan 2008