William Nelson (d.1792)

WILLIAM NELSON was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London and sentenced to seven years transportation on 12 January 1791 for committing highway robbery. On 28 February 1791, NELSON was delivered on board the ship Albemarle, which was lying at Gravesend, and arrived in the Colony of New South Wales with the Third Fleet per Albemarle (1791) on 13 October 1791. However, like so many other Third Fleet convicts, NELSON did not survive long. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 3 January 1792.

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Trial Records

  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 12 January 1791, trial of WILLIAM NELSON (t17910112-22).


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# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Albemarle (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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