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Mr Nelson Simmons LAWSON (1806 - 1849)

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Date of Birth: 01/05/1806
Place of Birth: The ship "Lady Nelson", At sea
Date of Death: 03/02/1849
Place of Death: 'Greystanes House' near Prospect, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Aug 1848 03 Feb 1849 6 months 3 days An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the County of Cumberland
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Younger son of William Lawson (1774 - 1850), explorer and pastoralist (and also a Member of the first Legislative Council), and his wife Sarah Leadbeater. Married (1) Honoria Mary Dickinson on 7 January 1836 at St John's Church, Parramatta, and had issue, 3 sons and 2 daughters. Married (2) Sarah Ann Kirke. Buried at Nelsons Vault at St Bartholomews Cemetery, Prospect.
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