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John Booth, one of 99 convicts transported on the Hoogley, 31 October 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 287 (145)
||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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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.
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: