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Nelson Forsyth, one of 150 convicts transported on the Asia, 29 July 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Neill Forsyth, Horatio Nelson Forsyth
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
29th July, 1823
19th January, 1824
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 150 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 80
||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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Maureen Withey on 25th July, 2019 wrote:
Hobart Town Gazette, 4 Mar 1825
Neill Forsyth, 239, 5 ft. 5½ in. dark brown hair, grey eyes, 17 years of age, a baker, tried at Edinburgh Dec. 1822, sentence 14 years, born at Edinburgh, arrived per Asia, scar on fore-finger left hand, 2 moulds outside of right arm, absconded from the Public Works, March 5, 1824.—£2 Reward.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th May, 2021 wrote:
1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
Name; Nelson Forsyth. Ship; Asia
Remarks; ABSCONDED; 5 March 1824
1830 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania.
D Wong on 19th May, 2021 wrote:
National Records of Scotland
Precognition against Horatio Nelson Forsyth, William Bartie for the crime of theft
Accused Horatio Nelson Forsyth, Age: 15, weaver, Address: Prisoner in Edinburgh, Origin: Unknown
William Bartie, Age: 17, unemployed, Address: Prisoner in Edinburgh, formerly Jock’s Lodge, Edinburgh
National Records of Scotland
Trial papers relating to Horatio Nelson Forsyth for the crime of theft. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh
Dates 9 Dec 1822
Accused Horatio Nelson Forsyth, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years
**No ship found for William Bartie.
Nelson Forsyth was listed as 17?? years old on arrival.
Native Place: Edinburgh.
Nelson was single.
Gaol Report: A common thief, very disorderly.
F & M at N.P Edinburgh John Forsyth printer, lived last with my Uncle at Newington, James Wilson.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 25th July, 2019 made the following changes:
alias1: Neill Forsyth, gender: m, occupation
D Wong on 19th May, 2021 made the following changes:
alias2: Horatio Nelson Forsyth, date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), crime