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Booth [Bothe], Laurencelocked

(c. 1420–1480)
  • A. J. Pollard


Booth [Bothe], Laurence (c. 1420–1480), bishop of Durham and archbishop of York, was the illegitimate and probably youngest son of John Booth of Barton in Eccles, Lancashire (d. 1422). His mother is unknown. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, from which he took degrees in both civil and canon law by 1448. In 1442 he received papal dispensation as a son of unmarried parents for promotion to holy orders, and was duly ordained priest in 1446. By then he had already been presented to the rectory of ...

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Chancery records (Public Record Office)
Surtees Society
A. B. Emden, (1963)
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
University of Durham Library, archives and special collections