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Allen Nelson, one of 180 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 08 June 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
||John James, James Nelson
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 201 (102)
||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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Robin Sharkey on 27th January, 2016 wrote:
Allen Nelson is actually the same person separately listed in this web page for the “prince Regent” transport as “John James”. His personal details have been recorded under the “Adam Nelson” name.
For verification, see the ship’s indent:
“no 173, John James, Allen Nelson or James Nelson, age 19, read & Write, Protestant, single, native of Donegal, Farmer’s boy. Stealing linen. Tried Aberdeen, 17 April 1827, given 14 years, two previous convictions, 5ft 6&1/2inches, sallow freckled complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, flat nose.”
Inverness Courier - Wednesday 25 April 1827 page 2
“John James Adam NELSON, John LOW and David WALKER were charged with several acts of theft, reset of theft, and of being [by??] habit and repute thieves. The prisoners pleaded as follows: NELSON guilty as libelled; LOW guilty of theft but not of the aggravation, and Walker guilty of having stolen the property in his possession but not knowing it to be stolen. The Court said this was the same as a plea of not gilt, and the panel adhering to his [Walker’s] qualified plea, the diet was deserted against him until tomorrow morning at ten o’clock; and the TWO former panels were found guilty in terms of their own confession, and sentenced, NELSON to fourteen years and LOW to seven years transportation.”
This newspaper report clearly shows that “James” and “Nelson” are only one person - “John James Allen Nelson”.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th December, 2020 wrote:
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Ship: Prince Regent
Name; John James alias Allen Nelson or James Nelson. Age; 19. 
Read & writes. Single,
Native County; Dongal
Trade; Farmers Boy
Offence; Stealing Linen
Trial; Aberdeen - 17 April 1827 - 14 years - 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft. 6 1/2
Complexion; Sallow freckled
Hair; Lt. Brown
Convict Changes History
Robin Sharkey on 27th January, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: John James, alias2: James Nelson, date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime