Richard Junius Booth

Male21 June 1819–16 December 1868

Brief Life History of Richard Junius

When Richard Junius Booth was born on 21 June 1819, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Junius Brutus Booth Sr, was 23 and his mother, Marie Christine Adelaide Delanney, was 30. He married Sarah Pearson Ware on 31 December 1849, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 16 December 1868, in London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 49, and was buried in Camden, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Richard Junius Booth
Sarah Pearson Ware
Marriage: 31 December 1849
John Baptist Booth

Sources (19)

  • Richard Junius Booth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard I. Booth, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"
  • Richard Junius Booth, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1849Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


    Age 4

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1834 · Removal of Menagerie from the Tower of London

    Age 15

    The royal menagerie was something more of a zoo with different types of animals and was removed from the tower in 1835.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): topographic or occupational name from Middle English bothe (Old Danish bōth) ‘temporary shelter, such as a covered market stall or a cattle-herdsman's hut’. The latter sense was predominant in the Pennines of Lancashire and Yorkshire, where there were many cattle farms or vaccaries, and whose subdivisions were known as ‘booths’. The principal meaning of the surname there was therefore probably ‘cattle herdsman’, ‘man in charge of a vaccary’, and thus identical with Boothman . Elsewhere it may have denoted a shopkeeper who owned a temporary market stall, but no evidence has been found to confirm this use of the surname. 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).

    History: Robert Booth (1604–72) is mentioned in the colonial records of Exeter, NH, in 1645. He subsequently moved to ME.

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

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