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Booth's Farm

 

Booth's Farm

Booth's farm was part of the Perry Hall estate. The farmhouse was thought to date back to the sixteenth century.

It takes its name from its most famous tenant, the forger William Booth. He rented the farm from about 1800 until 1812. Finding there was not enough profit in farming he turned to forgery and turned the top floor of the house into a workshop from which he produced skilled forgeries of coins and banknotes (examples can be seen elsewhere on this site).

Eventually he was caught and sentenced to hang. He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard.

The farmhouse was demolished in 1974.

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Booth, William
Coins and Minting
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