BOOTH, Hon. Langham (1684-1724), of Hawthorne, Cheshire.
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Family and Education
b. 8 June 1684, 3rd s. of Henry Booth, 2nd Baron Delamer and 1st Earl of Warrington, by Mary, da. of Sir James Langham, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Cottesbrooke, Northants.; bro. of George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington, and cos. of Robert Booth. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1701. unm.
Groom of the bedchamber to Prince of Wales 1718-d.
Booth’s father, who represented Cheshire from 1678 until 1681, warmly supported William of Orange, raising a regiment of Cheshire volunteers for his service in 1688, for which he was rewarded with an earldom. His successor, the 2nd Earl, was given a pension of £1,500 p.a. by George I in 1716.1 Returned for Cheshire as a Whig in 1715, Booth took an independent line in Parliament, voting against the septennial bill in 1716 and against Lord Cadogan in June 1717. After the breach between the King and the Prince of Wales in 1717, he was appointed to a post in the Prince’s household. He voted for the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719, was listed as ‘doubtful’ by Sunderland, ‘to be spoken to’ by George Treby, but voted against the peerage bill. Losing his seat in 1722, but returned for Liverpool at a by-election in 1723, he died 7 May 1724, leaving most of his estate to his brother, the Earl of Warrington.2