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Henry Booth

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Henry Booth (1788-1869) was a founder of Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company in 1825 and was its secretary and treasurer.

1789 April 4th. Born at 34 Rodney Street, Liverpool, the son of Thomas Booth (1749–1832), a corn merchant, and his wife, Esther, née Noble (d. 1826), of Lancaster

1812 August 27th. Married Ellen Crompton (1789–1871), eldest daughter of Abraham Crompton of Chorley Hall; they had three daughters and one son.

1829 Henry Booth wrote the Liverpool and Manchester Railway's lengthy and detailed prospectus, dated 29 October 1829, which was the company's first major public announcement.

He designed the first multi-tubular boiler as used on Stephenson's Rocket.

1869 March 28th. He died at his residence, Eastbourne, Lodge Lane, Princes Park, Liverpool, and was buried on 1 April at Toxteth Chapel.

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