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Andrew Neilson

Andrew Neilson, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Neilson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Seaman
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 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 334
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

Maureen Withey on 1st May, 2019 wrote:

... and Richard Sargent, and Andrew Neilson, for stealing three pieces of kerseymere, the property of Messrs Joyce and Co, Trowbridge; were sentenced to 7 years transportation
Bath Chronicle 21 Mar 1816

Prison Hulk Records HO 9-8-3 p.43
Received (11 prisoners) from Wiltshire, 20 May 1816
Andrew Neilson,  age 31, convicted at Wiltshire of a felony, 9 March 1816, and sentenced to transportation for 7 years. NSW. 18 Apr

D Wong on 2nd May, 2019 wrote:

Andrew Neilson was listed as being 31 years old in the newspaper report of his crime - Ancestry Convict Indents list him as 39.

Andrew was 5’6” tall, dark yel.(looks like) complexion, black hair, hazel eyes.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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