Booth, William an English prelate of the 15th century, was educated at Gray's Inn, London, quitted the study of law to accept the chancellor's place in St. Paul's, and took orders. He was soon consecrated bishop of Lichfield, and six years after was translated to York. He expended much in enlarging his archiepiscopal palace in York. After twelve years he died, and was buried at Southwell, in 1464. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 1, 267.