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William Nelson

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Southwell, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Peddie, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Peddie Cemetery, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Nelson, Snr, SV/PROG and Mary Ann Nelson, SM/PROG
Husband of Johanna Jacomina Catherine Nelson
Father of Matilda Ann Woods and Millicent Sarah Hiles
Brother of Matilda Ann Hayward; Joseph Nelson; Thomas Nelson; Benjamin Nelson; John Burrell Nelson and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer at New Gloucester
Managed by: Private User
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About William Nelson

1820 British Settler

William Nelson 3, together with his parents and sister, were members of Thomas Calton's Party of 167 Settlers on the Settler Ship Albury.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire.

Departed Liverpool, 13 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1st May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Torrens River - named Clumber after Clumber Park, the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee.

Children :

  • William Nelson 3
  • Matilda Nelson 1

William's wife, Johanna Jacomina Catherine Nelson née Palmer was known as Johanna Catherine. Source: Baptism register entry for their daughter, Millicent Sarah.

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 09 Aug 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 66 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

Cape and Natal News 1862 1 January - June Written by Trisha McLeod. Posted in Cape and Natal News from 1858

NELSON – On the 21st Mar. at New Gloucester, district of Peddie, William NELSON, aged 45 years and 4 months.

Probate Record: - shows death date as 21 March 1862



Marriage; William Nelson X Johanna J. C. Palmer X

Witnesses; Joseph Nelson (signed) and Rosalie Sarah Nelson (signed)


DN records his parents as Thomas Nelson and Mary Ann Nelson née Corden

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William Nelson's Timeline

November 26, 1816
Southwell, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
November 29, 1816
Southwell, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
January 16, 1850
Age 33
Peddie, Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 9, 1851
Age 34
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 21, 1862
Age 45
Peddie, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 1862
Age 45
Peddie Cemetery, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa