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Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 07 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Nathan Wilson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 14th August, 1862
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 7th September, 1835
Arrival date: 17th January, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 320 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 139 (72)
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

Sue Reid on 20th January, 2017 wrote:

He was married at the time of his conviction.

Iris Dunne on 20th January, 2017 wrote:

Trial Date 15 June 1835

D Wong on 20th January, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
NATHAN WILSON, Theft > stealing from master, 15th June 1835.

Offence: Theft > stealing from master
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation

NATHAN WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June, 7 1/2 cwts. of gold, value 1l. the goods of Richard Hall and another, his masters.

Occupation: Journeyman- worked as a jeweller.

1837: Aged 34, Assigned to Richard Lang, Raymond Terrace.

6/5/1840: TOL Maitland
5/9/1842: COF

13/1/1846 Sydney Morning Herald:
Witness at the trial of Jabez King Heydon - he was described as: a working jeweller for about twenty-five years.

16/9/1848: An elector in the Brisbane Ward.

7/8/1851: Nathan Wilson, of George-street, watchmaker and jeweller.

7/1/1862 Sydney Morning Herald:
On the 24th ultimo, by the Rev. W. Cuthbertson, Congregational Church, Sydney, Mr. William Platts, of Derbyshire, England, to Eliza, only daughter of Nathan Wilson, Esq., of George-street, Sydney.

No marriage listed for Nathan on the NSW BDM - however, 2 daughters Eliza born 1842 and Jane born 1839.

21/8/1862 Sydney Morning Herald:
WILSON-August 14th, at his residence, 91, Cleveland-street, Redfern, Nathan Wilson, Esq., aged sixty, after a long and painful illness, formerly of Lower George-street, Sydney.

3/2/1863: Left a Bequest of £20 to the Society for the Relief of Destitute Children.

Convict Changes History

Sue Reid on 20th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 20th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 1805), date of death: 14th August, 1862 (prev. 0000)

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