He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating as a Master of Arts and later received the degree of Doctor of Divinity.
Booth was ordained deacon at Oxford in 1685 by Bishop John Fellow He was appointed Archdeacon of Durham on 15 May 1691. In October of the same year he was installed as Rector of Thornton-le-Moors (diocese of Chester).
Seventeen years later, on 20 May 1708, he was appointed Dean of Bristol and was installed at Bristol Cathedral on 20 June 1708.
He held both offices until his death on 8 August 1730, aged 68, and was buried in Bristol Cathedral. The Honourable Robert Booth (1662–1685)
The Honourable and Reverend Robert Booth (1685–1691)
The Honourable and Venerable Robert Booth (1691–1708)
The Honourable and Very Reverend Robert Booth (1708–1730).