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Ralph Booth

Ralph Booth, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ralph Booth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Labourer
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 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 10 England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for Ralph Booth; England, Cheshire 1818 Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra 2013, Moreton Bay Convict Runaways database
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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Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1
Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folios 4 and 6: Ralph Booth, aged 21, convict, taken ill off Woolwich; sick or hurt, catarrh; put on sick list 29 March 1821, discharged 31 March 1821.

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1
Folio 5: 3rd April 1821; struck one iron off John Job cook’s mate and handcuffed James Henwright, William Smith and Ralph Booth for swearing and threatening to strike one of the prisoners who I appointed to [help?] in the prison, also Charles Gaugh (boy) for stealing.

Dianne Jones on 31st January, 2021 wrote:

1818, Summer: Ralph BOOTH appeared at the Cheshire Summer Assizes charged with burglary but there was “No Prosecution” (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for Ralph Booth; England Cheshire 1818).

Dianne Jones on 31st January, 2021 wrote:

1819, January: Ralph BOOTH was found guilty of larceny and sentenced to “six months and whipped” (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892; England Cheshire 1819).

1821, 9 January: Ralph BOOTH was convicted at Chester Sessions, and sentenced to 14 years transportation for LARCENY from a person (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892; England Cheshire 1821).

Dianne Jones on 31st January, 2021 wrote:

1821: Ralph BOOTH is on a list of prisoners, disembarked from the Adamant, and sent to Parramatta for “distribution”, each “furnished with a complete set of new slops, and a bed and blanket” (see New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856; Copies of Letters Sent Within The Colony, 1814-182).

1824, 27 January: Ralph Booth, per Adamant, 24, of Stockport, is on a list of convicts who have left their respective employment without permission. He is described as 5’5¾”, grey eyes, brown hair, florid complexion, having run away from the Clearing Gang of Hannibal McArthur, Esq (see The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, p1).
He was still at large 12 months later, according to a series of notices published in the Gazette up to January 1825.

1829, 6 October: Ralph Booth, per Adamant, 29, of Stockport, a groom, is on a list of convicts who have left their respective employment without permission. He is described as 5’5¾”, grey eyes, brown hair, florid complexion, having absconded from the HM Hulk Phoenix (see The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, p4).

Dianne Jones on 31st January, 2021 wrote:

1829, 11 November: Colonial conviction for stealing and sentenced to three years by the Sydney Bench (see Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra 2013, Moreton Bay Convict Runaways database).

1830, 15 January: Arrived at Moreton Bay per the Lucy Ann. Ralph BOOTH ran away from Moreton Bay on 10 December 1831. Records suggest he was not recaptured (see Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra 2013, Moreton Bay Convict Runaways database).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 31st January, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 10 England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for Ralph Booth; England, Cheshire 1818 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88,

Dianne Jones on 31st January, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 10 England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for Ralph Booth; England, Cheshire 1818 Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra 2013, Moreton Bay Convict Runaways

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