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William Nelson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Nelson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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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)
Year(s): 1823
Place of Conviction: Dublin

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th May, 2021 wrote:

1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 35
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,

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