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Hugh Nelson

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Penrith, Cumbria, England
Death: 1674 (83)
Penrith, Cumbria, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Nelson
Husband of Marian Nelson
Father of William Nelson, of Penrith
Brother of Ursula Nelson

Managed by: Jorge Mario Otero
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About Hugh Nelson

In Thomas Nelson, of Virginia, who also signed the Declaration, we find another descendant of the O'Neills of Ulster. His grandfather came from Strabane, County Tyrone, about the beginning of the last century. The name, originally O'Neill, was changed. That eminent Irish antiquarian, Eugene O'Curry, many years ago made out the pedigree of this delegate to Congress from Virginia, tracing his descent from Donald O'Neill, Prince of Ulster, who addressed in 1315 the famous " Remonstrance" to Pope John XXII., in which he denounced the atrocities perpetrated in Ireland, and justified the bringing over of Edward Bruce, brother of King Robert, of Scotland, to aid in expelling the English.

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Penrith, Cumbria, England
Age 30
Penrith, Cumbria, England
Age 83
Penrith, Cumbria, England