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Henry Booth, Earl of Warrington

Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, PC (13 January 1652 – 2 January 1694) was a son of George Booth, Baron Delamer and Lady Elizabeth Grey.[1] His maternal grandparents were Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford and Anne Cecil, daughter of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter.

He served as a member of Parliament for Cheshire in 1678, 1679 and 1679-1681,[1] and was conspicuous for his opposition to Catholics. He married Mary Langham on 7 July, 1670, and they had three children who lived past infancy - George, Elizabeth, and Mary. In 1684, he succeeded his father as the 2nd Baron Delamer.

At a treason trial in 1685-6. Booth was accused of participation in Monmouth's Rebellion, and the judge in the case was Judge Jeffreys, as Lord High Steward. The defence secured an acquittal.[2]

During the Revolution of 1688, Delamer declared in favour of William of Orange, and raised an army in Cheshire in support of him. After William was installed as William III, he made Delamer chancellor of the exchequer in 1689. He wrote a number of political tracts, which were published after his death as The Works of the Right Honourable Henry, Late L. Delamer, and Earl of Warrington.[3] He also authored a tract in vindication of his friend, Edward Russell. He was created Earl of Warrington on 17 April 1690.[1] He became mayor of Chester in October 1691, and died on 2 January 1694.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Fulk Lucy
Thomas Cholmondeley
Member of Parliament for Cheshire
1678 – 1685
With: Thomas Cholmondeley 1678–1679
Sir Philip Egerton 1679
Sir Robert Cotton, Bt 1679–1685
Succeeded by
Sir Philip Egerton
Thomas Cholmondeley
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir John Ernle
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1689 – 1690
Succeeded by
Richard Hampden
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Delamer
Custos Rotulorum of Cheshire
1673 – 1682
Succeeded by
The Earl of Derby
Preceded by
The Earl of Derby
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
1689 – 1694
Vacant
Title next held by
The Earl Rivers
Preceded by
The Marquess of Powis
Custos Rotulorum of Cheshire
1689 – 1694
Peerage of England
New creation Earl of Warrington
1690 – 1694
Succeeded by
George Booth
Preceded by
George Booth
Baron Delamer
1684 – 1694
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