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John Booth

John Booth, one of 300 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 September 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Booth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th September, 1851
Arrival date: 20th December, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 199 (102). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-105,306,15,L,80. Permission to marry; Colonial Families
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th August, 2013 wrote:

John Booth was convicted at CCC, London on 13/12/1847 for stealing copper plates. Previous conviction. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rodney 2’, arriving 20/12/1851.

Single man; painter & glazier; aged 24yrs; 5’6 1/4”; reddish brown hair; grey eyes; Church of England. Native Place - Marylebone. Mother - Mary.

Assignments in Colony.
1851: Mr. T. Harbottle, Elizabeth St. Hobart.

Ticket of Leave 15/3/1853
Free Certificate 15/12/1854

Permission to marry Sarah Howard (per Emma Eugenia) granted. Married ref. 280/1853-37.

Children: Mary Howard Booth b. 1854
      Elizabeth Booth b. 1856

9/6/1868 Hobart Court: Idle & disorderly. 1mth’s hard labour.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1826, gender, occupation, crime

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