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« Reply #18 on: Sunday 29 November 09 06:27 GMT (UK) »
Just a thought - the court martial may well have been Royal Navy or Royal Marines as both are/were active around Malta.

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 29 November 09 07:45 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Cando and Judb..No, I have not seen that site, have taken note of both, its good, and Judb, I thought of the marines, but not the navy..That is worth looking into..Thank you both.

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« Reply #20 on: Sunday 29 November 09 23:33 GMT (UK) »
In regards to JamesNelson....
.I am in the midst of contacting the Archives..we sent an email, but have not heard as yet..
I also got in touch with the photo crowd you mentioned, and am waiting a reply from them.
On their marriage certificate, it stated that the fathers occupations were,(James) Publican..where?  and John Donovan (Hannah's father) painter..where?  I wonder if that was in England or Australia, as there were no signatures, just written by the same hand, which makes me wonder if they were present at the wedding... and.no ages of couples...
Have you any suggestions?
Until I get a day, and month of birth, its hard to go any further without this, and so many Nelson born in the same year...Also,  there is a thought that he may have put his age up to get into the Army/Navy/Marines...???
I am going to get in touch with the People connected to the Convict records in Perth , and see if they have anything.. what do you think?


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« Reply #21 on: Monday 30 November 09 18:06 GMT (UK) »
Dalek39, I have no idea if any of these relates to him but have a look- I punched in James Nelson for 1840-1900 into the catalogue search on the National Archives at Kew and this list appeared.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/searchresults.asp?SearchInit=0&txtsearchterm=James+Nelson&txtfirstdate=1840&txtlastdate=1900&txtrestriction=&hdnsorttype=Reference&image1.x=40&image1.y=10
I hope it opens up for you but if not Google NA at Kew and search the Catalogue direct.

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« Reply #22 on: Monday 30 November 09 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Glamis for that...will do...tell you what I find out, if anything.... :)

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« Reply #23 on: Monday 30 November 09 19:33 GMT (UK) »
Just read the file (National Archives) and there are two there that "could" be him..will check it out..THANKS  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: Monday 30 November 09 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Tell us which 2 and if I can maybe, I can do more this end- can't promise though. It just helps to know who :)

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« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 01 December 09 00:35 GMT (UK) »
Will PM you on that, as its a different thread ;)

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« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 01 December 09 00:40 GMT (UK) »
Okeydoke, going to bed now as it's 0040 here, got to be up and at it ready to collect my little girl. :)