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.
- Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta
- Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 12 January 1791, trial of WILLIAM NELSON (t17910112-22).
- London Lives 1690 to 1800 (https://www.londonlives.org/, version 2.0), Middlesex Sessions: General Orders of the Court: Delivered on Board the Ship Albermarle lying at Gravesend on the 28th. day of February 1791, 27 October 1791, (LL ref: LMSMGO556100178), Images 177–78, https://www.londonlives.org/browse.jsp?div=LMSMGO55610GO556100177, accessed 16 February 2019.
- Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 12 January 1791, trial of WILLIAM NELSON (t17910112-22), https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t17910112-22, accessed 16 February 2019.
- Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
- The Digital Panopticon (https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/, version 1.1), William Nelson Life Archive (ID: obpt17910112-22-defend280) https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/life?id=obpt17910112-22-defend280, accessed 16 February 2019.
# Third Fleet
# Trial Place: Old Bailey
# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation
# Ship: Albemarle (1791)
# Grave: unmarked
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