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Nicolas Melluish

Nicolas Melluish, one of 260 convicts transported on the Merchantman, 29 June 1864

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Nicolas Melluish
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 5th November, 1897
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Firing a haystack
Convicted at: Guernsey Court Royal
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Merchantman
Departure date: 29th June, 1864
Arrival date: 12th September, 1864
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, 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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 6th June, 2017 wrote:

Convict No. 8090
Nicholas was 38 years old on arrival in WA and was transported for ‘Firing Stacks’.

Nicholas was 5’9” tall, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, middling stout, Letter J right wrist, anchor, J H left arm, Married with 1 child, literate.

3/8/1865: TOL
30/6/1873: COF

22/11/1884 The Herald, Fremantle:
Lime for Sale.
DELIVERED at Fremantle at 10d. per bushel. Delivered at the Railway Station for Perth at 10d. per bushel.
Fremantle, November 3rd, 1884.

5/11/1897: Nicholas died aged 77.

12/11/1897 The Inquirer and Commercial News, Perth:
Fremantle Hospital. — The following is the report of the Fremantle Government Hospital for the week ended on Saturday,
November 6: — Admitted 17 (including five typhoid cases), discharged 11, died 1, remaining under treatment.
The death referred to was that of Nicholas Meluish, aged 77 years, who died Friday last from chronic Bright’s disease and pneumonia.
Nothing is known of the deceased before the fact that he was admitted to the hospital from Canvas Town on the previous Sunday, and that he leaves no relatives in the country.

Convict Changes History

Nicolas on 6th June, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 6th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th November, 1897 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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