Patents and Commissions

Scope and Content

In 1644/5 George Booth was appointed chamberlain of the county of Chester (EGR3/4/1/1). His abortive attempt to support the restoration of Charles II in 1659 is evidenced by his commission as commander of the Royalist forces in Cheshire and surrounding counties (EGR3/4/1/2). In 1661 a letters patent granted the title Baron Delamer to George Booth in recognition of his services (EGR3/4/1/4), while another letters patent confirmed the rank and privileges of his wife, Lady Elizabeth Booth (EGR3/4/1/3). In the same year also George Booth was granted two supporters to his arms (EGR3/4/1/5).