James Booth was appointed to the Rover in August 1838.
He was on the List of Surgeons of the Royal Navy who were fit for service in 1841.
James Booth was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the Orator to Van Diemen's Land in 1843. His Medical Journal dates from 1st July 1843 to 17th December 1843.
He was employed on the London from Dublin departing 20 December1850 and arriving in Van Diemen's Land 19 March 1851. He sailed on the Six Brothers to Sydney 17 April 1851 and departed for England on the Duke of Wellington 9 May 1851.
There are two surgeons by the name of James Booth entered in the Medical Registry of 1865
1). James Booth of Links, Montrose, Forfarshire Lic RCS Edinburgh 1825
2). James Booth of 27 Queen St. Aberdeen Mem RCS England 1840, MB 1841, M.D. 1845, Marisch. College University Aberdeen.