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D Wong on 8th October, 2016 wrote:
William Nelson was 18 years old on arrival and was transported for ‘stealing wearing apparel’.
16/9/1819: Transferred to VDL per ‘Admiral Cockburn’.
18/4/1823: TOL Port Dalrymple.
16/12/1833: Tried for stealing 1 heifer - discharged.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th April, 2020 wrote:
1819 - Departed from Cork. 150 Male passengers - no deaths.
Name: William Nelson. Gender: Male. Birth Date: 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer.
Conviction Place: Ireland, Dublin City
Crime: Stealing clothes
Departure Date: 24 Apr 1819
Arrival Date: 25 Aug 1819
Arrival Place: New South Wales
Arrival Ship: Bencoolen
Sailed on 24th April, 1819.
Arrived 25th August, 1819 at New South Wales
Average sentence: 7 Years | Life sentences: 14 | Passengers: 71
1819 Name: William Nelson Vessel: Bencoolen Province: Tasmania
Title: List of convicts (incomplete) Year(s): 1817-1821
Place of Conviction: Dublin. Age at arrival 18. November 1818. 7 years Tried Dublin
1819 - Onboard Bencoolen 24th April 1819 arriving at New South Wales
1823 - Name: William Nelson Arrival Date: 1819
Vessel: Bencoolen Province: Tasmania
Title: List of convicts (incomplete)
Place of Conviction: Dublin
Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th May, 2021 wrote:
1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
Name; William Nelson
Ship arrived by; Bencoolen
To whom assigned; FREE. Certificate 10 Dec 1825
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th October, 2016 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Nelson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation,