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James Nelson

Postby dalek » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:45 am

I am having great difficulty in tracing my GreatGrandfather, James Nelson..born abt 1841 Belfast Ireland.. He was apparently born in Shankill Belfast, father James Nelson a Publican..I do not know who his mother was or siblings...
He joined the "Buffs" 3rd Regiment of Kent in 1858. Limerick Ireland and was sent to Malta in 1859 where after one year he was court Martialed in 1860 for shooting at his superior officer ( not killed) and Sentenced to ten years Transportation to Perth Western Australia, in 1861..
I have all his information on the Australian end but cant get any on the Irish side...
On his convict papers it stated that as a convicted person all NOK were eraced...which makes it very difficult for me to trace his origins.... I need someone to help me please...Dalek
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Re: James Nelson

Postby MayHam » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:42 pm

1. Name: James Mitchell Neilson
Date of Birth:
Date of Baptism: 24-Feb-1841
Gender: Male
County: Antrim
Denomination: Presbyterian
Father: James Neilson
Mother: Agnes Nesbit
Occupation: Cotton Spinner ... own&page=1
James Mitchell Neilson had a brother, Alexander, baptized 27-Feb-1828 at the same location. ... own&page=1

2. Name: James Nelson
Date of Baptism: 03-Feb-1832
Address: Belfast
Parish/District: ST ANNE'S, SHANKILL
Gender: Male
County: Antrim
Denomination: Church of Ireland
Father: James Nelson
Mother: Mary Jane McFarland
Notes: REV R C S COURTENAY. ... own&page=1
Sister, Margaret Nelson, baptized 1-May-1825 ... own&page=1
Sister, Mary Jane Neilson, baptized 10-Jun-1827 and buried 4 Apr 1883, Shankill Cemetery ... own&page=1
and burial mentions brother, Thomas Nelson ... 0404%2f104
Brother, James Nelson, baptized 21-Sep-1828 ... own&page=1
?Half-brother, Thomas Keith Nelson, baptized 15-Feb-1857, mother: Agnes McIntyre ... own&page=1

3. Name: James Walker Nelson
Date of Baptism: 21-Jun-1846
Address: Glenavy
Parish/District: ST ANNE'S, SHANKILL
Gender: Male
County: Antrim
Denomination: Church of Ireland
Father: James Nelson
Mother: Margaret Addison
Brother, James Henry Hops Nelson, baptized 11-Jun-1848, mother: Margaret Allesson ... own&page=1
?Mother, Margaret Nelson, died 26 Aug 1854.
"August 26, at her residence, Upton Street, Belfast, Margaret, wife of James Nelson, aged 34 years."
30 Aug 1854, "The Belfast News-Letter"

Not sure if the following marriage is the same person as James Walker Nelson above.
Date of Marriage: 15-Apr-1864
Parish / District: BELFAST
County: Antrim
Husband: James Nelson, Glenavy Co Antrim, Church of Ireland, LABOURER, Bachelor (Previously unmarried)
Wife: Esther McCormick, Belfast, Church of Ireland, SERVANT, Spinster (Previously unmarried)
Husband's Father: James Nelson, FARMER
Wife's Father: Michael McCormick, LABOURER
Witness 1: Kelnard Corry
Witness 2: Helena Connor
Church: ST ANNE'S Church of Ireland, BY LICENCE REV T F MILLER. ... own&page=4

4. James Nelson born ca.1839 to James & Rebecca (Selfridge) Nelson. ... -0081.html
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