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Subject: Re: Genealogy of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth
Date: 27 Mar 2006 09:02:37 -0700
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I believe there is supposed to be a book written about the Maryland Booth's that traced the linage back to Spain. Ricardo Botha (a Spainsh Jew, who later moved to Portugal) had a son named Roberto Botha who changed his name to John Booth when he moved to England (he was a silversmith). The decendants of this John Booth are the Maryland Booth's (like actors Junius Brutus, Edwin, & John Wilkes). The John Booth (Roberto Botha) was supposed to be born about 1700, so assuming the book's researcher was correct, you probably would not be related to John Wilkes Booth.
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