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D Wong on 2nd June, 2020 wrote:
Richard Booth was listed as 20 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Leitrim.
Richard was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’3¼” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, two scars right arm, nail of forefinger of right hand disfigured, scar back of middle and little fingers of left hand, scar outside left shin.
7/4/1835: Place: Newcastle gaol -
Laborer from Leitrim. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Pat. Plains under sentence of 14 days in the cells. Sent to the watchhouse and to be returned to his road gang 28 April.
15/3/1837: Place: Merton - Absconded from James Robertson 5th March.
22/3/1837: Place: Merton - On list of runaways apprehended during the previous week. Absconded from James Robertson.
1837: Place: Newcastle - Assigned to the Hospital.
6/5/1840: Place: Hunter’s River -
Labourer aged 27 from Co. Leitrim. 5’ 3 1/2”; ruddy compl., brown hair, hazel eyes, two scars right arm, nail of forefinger of right hand disfigured, scar back of middle and little fingers of left hand, scar outside left shin. Absconded from J. Robertson 11 April.
Not apprehended until June 1848.
5/6/1848 Sydney Daily Advertiser:
Richard Booth was indicted for stealing a cheque or order for the payment of money of the value of £2, from the person of Matthew Stephenson on tho 25th April last, at Cunningham’s Gap, Moreton Bay. Prisoner
and prosecutor had been drinking together at Sheehan’s public-house, Cunningham’s Gap, when prosecutor getting drunk, was put to bed, and on waking in the morning found he had been robbed of cheques and orders of the value of £14. Amongst the cheques taken was one for £2, which was traced to the prisoner, he having paid it to Mr. Sheehan. — Guilty, and sentenced to be worked on the roads for four years.
17/11/1848: Was at Norfolk Island.
1849: Arrived VDL per ‘Governor Phillip’ from Norfolk Island.
8/1/1849: Was at Port Arthur.
30/9/1853: Returned to Sydney per ‘Emma’.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 2nd June, 2020 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Ancestry Convict Indents
http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Richard, surname: Booth, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1813, date of death: 0000