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James Nicholson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Nicholson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Gunsmith
Date of Death: 22nd July, 1832
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: Perjury
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 29th October, 1824
Arrival date: 22nd February, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 116 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. 1828 NSW Census Index. Convict Index, 1791-1873.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 31st December, 2020 wrote:

Sentences.
James Nicholson, found Guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, to transported for seven years.
Dublin Evening Mail, 17 Sept 1824.

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Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
James Nicholson,  age on arrival, 53, per Asia I (3) 1825, Tried Dublin City, 1824, 7 years.  DOB 1772, native of Armagh Co.  Gunmaker.

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1828 NSW Census Index.
James Nicholson, age 45, T.L. Asia 3, 1825, 7 years, protestant, Gunsmith, George Street, Sydney.

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Convict Index, 1791-1873.

James Nicholson, Asia 1825, Ticket of Exemption from Govt. Labor.  Torn up 7 Mar 1828 the holder having been deprived of it for taking up a musket in his own shop against Thomas Coulson in a violent rage and making use of bad language towards him. Entry No: 28/9.

James Nicholson, Asia 1825, Ticket of Exemption from Govt. Labor.  Granted on account of his being a cripple; Entry No: 29/11.

James Nicholson, Asia 1825, Ticket of Exemption from Govt. Labor.  Granted on account of his being a cripple; torn up 27 Jul 1830 on his receiving a ticket of leave (No 30/400). Entry No: 30/32.

James Nicholson, Asia 1825, Ticket of Leave, District Sydney; Born Monaghan Clones; Trade, Gunsmith; Tried, Dublin City. Entry No:30/400.

James Nicholson, Asia 1825, Certificate of Freedom, 15 Sept 1831, TL 30/408.

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DIED.— On Saturday last, at his residence in George-street, Mr. James Nicholson, Gunsmith.
Sydney Herald, 26 July 1832.

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CORONER’S INQUEST. — On Sunday last an Inquest was held at the Standard Hotel, George-street, on the body of Mr. James Nicholson, lately carrying on the business of a gunsmith in the same street, who died rather suddenly on the preceding day. It appeared in evidence, that the deceased had frequently been seriously ill from excessive drinking, from which, at times, he would altogether abstain, and again relapse into. It also appeared, that he had been frequently admonished by his friends, as well as by the medical gentleman who occasionally attended him, of the fatal consequences likely to result from those habits of intemperance in which he was prone to indulge, but, unfortunately, without effect. He died in a fit of delirium tremens. The Jury returned a verdict, that the deceased ” died by the visitation of God, and that his death was accelerated by frequent excessive drinking. The unfortunate deceased had accumulated some property since his arrival in the Colony, and was generally supposed to be preparing to return to his native country (Ireland), where his prospects were flattering. As a tradesman, in his particular art, he stood unrivalled in Sydney.
Sydney Gazette, Tuesday 24 July 1832.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st December, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. 1828 NSW Census Index. Convict Index, 1791-1873. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Nicholson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of

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