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Andrew Nimmo

Andrew Nimmo, one of 200 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 02 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Nimmo
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Weaver/labourer
Date of Death: 7th November, 1837
Age: 31 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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 2nd December, 1829
Arrival date: 7th May, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 252
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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D Wong on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Title Precognition against Andrew Nimmo, Joseph Pender, Robert Faulds for the crime of theft
Dates 1828

Accused Andrew Nimmo, Age: 21, weaver, Address: Paisley, Renfrewshire
Joseph Pender, Age: 19, weaver, Address: Newtown, Paisley
Robert Faulds, weaver, Address: Paisley, Renfrewshire

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to Andrew Nimmo for the crime of theft. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 22 Dec 1828

Accused Andrew Nimmo, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

No ships found for Joseph Pender or Robert Faulds.

Andrew Nimmo was listed as 22 years old on arrival.  He was Protestant, single, 5/6/¾” tall, ruddy fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, large perpendicular scar over right eye, and blue powder marks in right eyelid.

Assigned to John Turner, Hunter River.

20/1/1836: COF

7/11/1837: Andrew Nimmo died at the Liverpool Hospital, aged 40.  He was free.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th November, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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