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James Booth

James Booth, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Booth
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Cotton spinner
Date of Death: 17th June, 1887
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Lancaster Session Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 56
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Ann Bullen on 15th April, 2014 wrote:

Assigned to William Dean Launceston Area,Received Free Certificate July 1841. Settled in Laang selecting 40 Acres near Garvoc. Married Judith Pound in 1851 at Warrnambool and worked as a splitter. They had 12 children, 4 pre deased him.

Convict Changes History

Ann Bullen on 15th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th June, 1887 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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