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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 56 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

Helen Barnes on 12th June, 2020 wrote:

Some question about Birth date and place of Origin. After sentencing, he was moved to the Hulk Justitia. His age on the Hulk Register is listed as 28, which would make his birth abt 1804. I have located a Birth record on Find My Past with a Baptism date of 1802 with parents Thomas and Jane (baptised in Cheshire). The location is consistent with his Convict Record which states place of origin as Bolton, Lancashire. Other records show a birth date of 1811, but I have been unable to locate a Birth or Baptism record. The source on ANcestry is a Pioneer Register, identifying his place of origin as Ireland. More research required.

Helen Barnes on 12th June, 2020 wrote:

He was transported for stealing a Copper Tea Kettle. Hulk record indicates he was married with 2 Children (this is included in the transcript of his Tasmanian Conduct Record (CON31/1/5 Image 75)

Helen Barnes on 30th October, 2020 wrote:

There is a record on Find My Past for a marriage of a William Booth to Mary Brookes on 25 Apr 1830 (Cheshire Diocese of Chester parish marriages 1538-1910) at Witton-cum-Twambrooks. This is worthy of further investigation. It may be that William lied about his age and past once he entered the convict system in VDL.

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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