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Convict Nelson Malta 1859
« on: Tuesday 28 September 21 03:54 BST (UK) »
Having great difficulty in obtaining NOK details on James Nelson. Born 1841 Shankill Belfast   He joined the 3rd Regiment of Kent ( the Buffs) in Limerick in 1857. Age 17-18; was sent to Malta where he was Courts Martialed  in 1860 for shooting at his superior officer. Sentenced to ten years transportation to Perth Australia. As a condition of sentence his records ,ie NOK were expunged ,because of this I can’t trace his family in Ireland.   Can you tell me if there would be the original records of his enlistment with details of his parents etc.  I have exhausted all sites as far as I know including Proni who only have birth details from 1864.  I tried the Archives at Kew, but need a certificate of tech to understand the system.  I have a post on this  but it was seven years ago.  Unfortunately I have been offline since then due to the passing of my husband.     I would appreciate any advise       Dalek

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Re: Convict Nelson Malta 1859
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 10:00 BST (UK) »
Not sure if you are aware, but looking at the criminal registers on FindMyPast, he has a sister Emma.


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Re: Convict Nelson Malta 1859
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 10:03 BST (UK) »
Sorry I should have also added her address 22 Cambon ? St Dublin.

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Re: Convict Nelson Malta 1859
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 10:55 BST (UK) »
This is the FindMyPast record that mentions his sister Emma, referred to by Middlesbrough: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA%2FCCC%2FPCOM2%2F042%2F00155&parentid=TNA%2FCCC%2F2B%2FPCOM2%2F00868298

It's an 1860 register from Millbank Prison.

Another one: is the Dublin address 22 Camden Street?
https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA%2FCCC%2FPCOM2%2F388%2F00101&parentid=TNA%2FCCC%2F2B%2FPCOM2%2F01277882
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Re: Convict Nelson Malta 1859
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 11:07 BST (UK) »
Possible marriage for "Emma"? 1863, Dublin, Emily Nelson, father James Nelson, wine merchant.

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1863/09649/5499524.pdf
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Re: Convict Nelson Malta 1859
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 11:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone fir you help.  Appreciate that.  Will look at all tomorrow and get back to you.   Dalek ❤️

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Re: Convict Nelson Malta 1859
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 29 September 21 03:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks Shaun J.   That’s interesting.