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William Nelson, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 07 November 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Farmer & ploughman
|Date of Death:
||16th October, 1844
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 208
||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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D Wong on 8th October, 2016 wrote:
William Nelson was 35 years old on arrival and was transported for ‘Desertion’ - absent 1 Year & 9 months
Previous convictions: 4 times absent for Desertion 20 days Solitary Confinement in Barracks.
William was Quiet and orderly, well behaved, 5’ 10” tall, dark brown hair, light grey eyes, single.
1844: Free Certificate
16/10/1844 - burial date - William was 42 years old when he died at Campelltown.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th October, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th October, 1844 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime