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Boaz Puckering

Boaz Puckering, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Boaz Puckering
Aliases: Pickering
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: York. East Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 62
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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Nell Murphy on 8th October, 2017 wrote:

Boaz PUCKERING was convicted at East Riding, York, England on 30 June 1834 for sheep stealing. Previous conviction in 1829 for stealing a lamb - Life sentence.  Widower with 1 child - also charged with neglecting his family.
Brother Timothy Puckering also convicted and transported in 1829 (to New South Wales).
Gaol Report: “idle, sulky man and bad disposition”
Hulk Report: “orderly”
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Norfolk’ arriving 28 Aug 1835.

Aged 27 yrs; farmer’s labourer & ploughman; 5’6 1/4”; dark complexion; black hair; brown eyes; stout build; tatoos.
Native Place: Beverley, East Riding, Yorkshire.

To work on the Public Roads.
22 Sept 1843: Ticket of Leave granted.
21 Sept 1847: Conditional Pardon approved.

(Link to brother’s record - https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/puckering/timothy/68817)

Nell Murphy on 8th October, 2017 wrote:

15 April 1853 Boaz PICKERING, steerage passenger, on the ship ‘Clarence’ from Launceston to Melbourne. Ship to Colony - “Norfolk”. Status - Conditional Pardon. Also k/a Boaz PUCKERING. (ref. Tasmanian Archives POL220/1/3 pg 145)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th October, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Pickering, gender: m

Nell Murphy on 8th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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