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date: 15 July 2020

Booth, Davidlocked

(1766–1846)
  • Pamela Clemit
  •  and Jenny McAuley

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Booth, David (1766–1846), lexicographer and author, was born at Kinnettles, Forfarshire, on 9 February 1766, the son of James Booth and grandson of Gilbert Booth. He attended the local parish school for only one quarter, and was otherwise almost entirely self-taught. His early career was spent managing a brewery at ...

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