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Alexander Nicholson

Baillie Nicholson, one of 240 convicts transported on the Emily, 25 June 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Nicholson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Post master
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Emily
Departure date: 25th June, 1842
Arrival date: 24th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 122
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

CHRISTINE ST JOHN on 10th April, 2022 wrote:

Born 8 Oct 1810, Douglas, Isle of Man, England. He and his wife Hannah Bowstead ran the Cock & Crown Public House in Little Britain, Aldersgate, London, England. Alexander’s correct name was Alexander Francis Ballie Nicholson.  His name on the index seems to be split in two with two entries. One Alexander Francis the other Ballie Nicholson, they are one person.  He was a Postman working in a Post Office when he was seen putting envelopes with money in his pocket. He was arrested and convicted of stealing and sentenced to transportation for life. He didn’t need to steal, Alexander came from a wealthy family in Whitehaven and they had the income from the Pub.  His wife and his in -laws stated he had been behaving very oddly in the years beforehand, trying to take his own life and behaving very strange up to the point where Hannah had to give the pub up, she stated in his trial. Alex came on the Emily Convict Ship on 24th of June 1842 among 240 other passengers and arrived in Van Diemen’s Land 24th of November 1842. One can only imagine the horrors of that trip!

Convict Changes History

CHRISTINE ST JOHN on 10th April, 2022 made the following changes:

firstname: Alexander (prev. Baillie), gender: m, occupation, crime

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