Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

John Booth

John Booth, one of 99 convicts transported on the Hoogley, 31 October 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Booth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Errand boy
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 Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 31st October, 1827
Arrival date: 24th February, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 287 (145)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If John Booth was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about John Booth?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Lee Mervin on 2nd September, 2019 wrote:

In 1826 John Booth married Mary Sambach and in 1827 they had a son William

Lee Mervin on 3rd September, 2019 wrote:

On the 15th March 1827 he was convicted of housebreaking and larceny. He had posed as a Methodist Minister in order to scope out a house and had later broken in to it stealing clothing and shoes. He received a sentance of death which was later commuted to transportation for life.

D Wong on 3rd September, 2019 wrote:

John Booth was listed as 21 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Stafford.

John was literate, protestant, married (Indent states no children), 5’3½” tall, ruddy and fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes.

19/4/1836: TOL, Williams River.

C1836: Permission to marry Eliza Tye (Elizabeth 1836) she was 42 and on Bond - John was 31 and had a TOL.
No registration found.
(Eliza married Michael Kenny(Fergusson 1829) in 1840.)

5/11/1838: TOL, renewed.

Note on TOL: Transported to Norfolk Island by the Maitland QS 9/9/1839 - Forgery.

22/4/1839: Sydney Monitor, NSW:
I HEREBY Cautions the Public not to take a Cheque drawn by John Booth in my favour, for Fifty-five Pounds, at six months after date, dated April 15th, 1839; the same having been fraudulently abstracted from my person at Robert Potts’ New Inn, Richmond.
Richmond, April 13th, l839.

15/7/1845: TOL, Port Macquarie.

9/8/1851: CP

Convict Changes History

Lee Mervin on 2nd September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 3rd September, 2019 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au