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Richard Boothman, one of 350 convicts transported on the Barrosa [Barossa], 27 August 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||9th August, 1876
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 362
||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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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.
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