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Timothy Booth

Timothy Booth, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Timothy Booth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th December, 1824
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: 27th January, 1894
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: China
Departure date: 3rd January, 1846
Arrival date: 16th May, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 10
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

D Wong on 29th October, 2015 wrote:

Timothy was 21 years old when transported for “Highway robbery and stealing money from Mr Clayton”

Timothy was the son of Thomas Booth and Rebecca nee Fleetwood and his native place was Morpeth, Yorkshire.

Timothy arrived in May 1846, was sent to Norfolk Island and returned to VDL per ‘Pestongee Bomangee in May 1847.

Timothy was 5’7 ½” tall, sallow complexion, black hair, brown eyes, scar on forehead right side of head, scar back of right arm, marks of powder left hand, mark under right eye.

8/2/1853: TOL
15/1/1856: CP

21/4/1856: Married Margaret Elizabeth Caine in Richmond.  They lived in the Campbell Town district.  They could have had as many as 12 children.

27/1/1894: Timothy died at Campbell Town of Pleurisy and heart disease. He was listed as a labourer.
Margaret Caine Booth died in 1898.

Convict Changes History

Winston Hopton on 28th October, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 29th October, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 26th December, 1824 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th January, 1894 (prev. 0000)

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