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Richard Boothman

Richard Boothman, one of 350 convicts transported on the Barrosa [Barossa], 27 August 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Boothman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 9th August, 1876
Age: 56 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 Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Lancashire Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 27th August, 1841
Arrival date: 13th January, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 362
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 12th February, 2013 wrote:

Richard Boothman was 21 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was transported for the killing of a policeman named Joseph Halstead, (who was killed with an iron bar)in a riot at Colne on 10/8/1840.  He was apparently involved in the Chartist movement, although he always protested his innocence.

Richard was 5’9” tall, could read, was single, protestant, ruddy complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.

Richard served his sentence at Impression Bay, Westbury, Quamby, Peth and Launceston.

5/2/1850: TOL
7/6/1853: Pardon approved.

24/3/1853: Married Mary Brown (per St Vincent).

9/8/1876: Richard died, and is buried near Launceston.

Richard’s Will, which was dated on the day of his death, left his estate to his brother Johnathan, Mary Proctor or Treloar, and to his nephew Thomas Boothman and his son Thomas and to Christina Morris, daughter of William Morris.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1820, date of death 9th August, 1876, gender, occupation, crime

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