Betty Booth

29 October 1749–3 October 1803
Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Betty

When Betty Booth was christened on 29 October 1749, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Booth, was 38 and her mother, Alice Lee, was 29. She married William Patefield on 5 April 1768, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 3 October 1803, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 53, and was buried in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Patefield
Betty Booth
Marriage: 5 April 1768
Charles Patefield
Stephen Patefield
Alice Patefield
Mary Patefield
Robert Patefield
Robert Pitfield
James Patefield
Stuart Patefield
Hannah Patefield
Job Patefield

Spouse and Children

5 April 1768
Prestwich, Lancashire, England


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Alice Lee




    Elizabeth Booth


    Robert Booth


    John Booth



World Events (7)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, Middle English both(e), especially a cowman or shepherd. The word is of Scandinavian origin (compare Old Danish bōth, Old Norse būð) and was used to denote various kinds of temporary shelter, typically a cowshed or a herdsman's hut. In the British Isles the surname is still more common in northern England, where Scandinavian influence was more marked, and in Scotland, where the word was borrowed into Gaelic as both(an).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Booth, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"
  • Betty Watefield in entry for Job Watefield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Betty Booth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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