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William Booth

William Booth, one of 210 convicts transported on the Emperor Alexander, 06 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Booth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 11th May, 1811
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: 6th December, 1861
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Emperor Alexander
Departure date: 6th April, 1833
Arrival date: 12th August, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 36
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

Ann Musgrave on 5th January, 2018 wrote:

Sentence extended 2 years on June 12, 1839
Free Certificate No. 710 - 1841
William held the licence for “The Australia Hotel” at Peek’s Point as well as the licence for Booth’s Wharf.

Nigel Gleeson on 6th December, 2018 wrote:

5ft 5”
Blue eyes
Dark brown hair

Convict Changes History

Ann Musgrave on 5th January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 11th May, 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th December, 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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