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Stephen Nessling

Stephen Nessling, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Stephen Nessling
Aliases: Nesling, Nessing
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th September, 1797
Occupation: Shoe & bootmaker
Date of Death: 14th December, 1862
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 447 (225)
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 5th November, 2016 wrote:

Stephen Nessling was 36 years old on arrival, he was born in Exeter.

Gaol Report Bad character convicted before.  Connected with Poachers.

Stephen was 5’ 5 1/2” tall, brown to grey hair, light hazel eyes, pockpitted.

Married: Wife Elizabeth and 4 children.

1835 Muster: Assigned to Captain Dumas.

1843: TOL
1847: Recommended for a CP
1849: CP

19/5/1851: Married Ellen Partington, ages 38 - he was 52 - marriage registered at Richmond, Tas.

14/12/1864: Stephen died of General decay, aged 72 years, a shoemaker, informant: Ellen Nesling, widow, Richmond, Tas.

8/4/1865: Ellen married William Medler (David Malcolm) also a shoemaker, at Richmond.

211/5/1886 Ellen died of paralysis at the Newtown Pauper Establishment, aged 75 Listed as “Medlar”.

Convict Changes History

Marion Louisa Nessling on 4th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 20th September, 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 5th November, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Nesling, alias2: Nessing, date of death: 14th December, 1862 (prev. 0000), occupation

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