John Boultbee

Edited by Othniel Hermes

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Boultbee was born at Bunny, Nottinghamshire, England. He was the ninth and youngest son of Sarah Elizabeth Lane and her husband, Joseph Boultbee, minor Nottinghamshire gentry. A wanderer from boyhood, he was always impatient for new horizons. By 1816 John Boultbee was bound for Brazil. He was in Barbados in 1818, intending to be a planter, but left after four months, sickened by the cruelties of slavery. He emigrated to Van Diemens Land with his brother Edwin in 1823, and dreamed of reaching that second Elysium, Tahiti. The reality was the hard life of a sealer.