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John Nelson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Nelson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Sligo
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 52 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899 New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849.
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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th April, 2020 wrote:

1817 - August. Date tried. Sligo
New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849.
John Nelson. Age 28. Administering Unlawful Oaths. Sentence 14 years

1819 -  Minerva. (Bell)

Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899 for John Nelson
Register Comprehensive register of convicts (CORE SERIES) N - Z, 1804-1847
No. 35. Minerva. (Bell) Nelson, John Silgo. 2 Sessions
August 1817. 14 years.
November 1825 3 years extension
Total 17 years. Cert 27/10/?? maybe 34

1820 - May - arrival in Australia. Name: John Nelson Arrival Date: 05/1818 Vessel: Minerva Province: New South Wales
Title: Male L - Y Year(s): 1820 Place of Conviction: Sligo
Sentence 14 years
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1821 - Hobart Town Population Muster 1821.
New South Wales, Census and Population Books, 1811-1825
Remarks ; G Nobley

1819 - 1821. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849. Tasmania List of convicts (incomplete) 1817-1821
Offences in 1819 Remarks; Assaulting and Beating R Froy. 7 December Emp on Public Works to receive 25 lashes and labor three months on the Road Gang.
Remarks 1821; Now servant to Wm Smelle a Baker at Hobart Town

1822 - Convict . Employed by John Petchey

1823 - Name: William Nelson Arrival Date: 1819
Vessel: Bencoolen Province: Tasmania Title: List of convicts (incomplete) Year(s): 1823 Place of Conviction: Dublin

Public Works
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1825 26 Mar - Convict at Van Diemen’s Land claiming certificate of freedom; re transmission of his description & sentence to Hobart (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.130)

26 March 1825 - Colonial Secretaries Office do myself the honor to transmit to you herewith the descriptions and sentences of the convicts named in the margin who are claiming their certificates of Freedom according to your letters of the lst January and the 7th and 25th Aug?
I have the honor to be your obedient servant F Goulburn

George Philips - Moreley (1)
Luit Ryan - Canada (2)
John Hopkins - Hero
John Mitchell - Canada(?)
Willm Moule -
John Nelson - Minerva
Ann Pick alias Lunpdon - Maria (1)
John McQuillan - Martha

1826 - Name: John Nelson Vessel: Minerva Province:
Tasmania Title: List of convicts (incomplete)
Year(s): 1826 - In Goal

1830 - Name: John Nelson Vessel: Minerva
Province: Tasmania Title: List of convicts (incomplete)
Year(s): 1830 - Public Works

1832 - Name: John Nelson Vessel: Minerva
Province: Tasmania Title: List of convicts (incomplete)
Year(s): 1832 - Public Works

1833 - Public Works

1833 - 1835 -. Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899 for John Nelson. Register Alphabetical register of the appropriation of convicts in the North, 1833-1835
No. 19. Nelson, John. 5 ‘5 1/2 “Bro Hazel age 36. Laborer. Sligo. Hobart Town.
When tried. Oct 1817. 14 years Minerva Sligo
Nov 18. 1825

1834- 6 Jun. Overseer - Out after hours Drunk and absent with out a pass. Four. months Imp + Hard Labor

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899 New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Nelson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: ,

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