Suckling Nelson

5 January 1764–17 April 1799 (Age 35)
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England

The Life of Suckling

When Suckling Nelson was born on 5 January 1764, in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, his father, Rev Edmund Nelson, was 41 and his mother, Catherine Suckling, was 38. He died on 17 April 1799, in England, at the age of 35, and was buried in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England.

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Rev Edmund Nelson
Catherine Suckling
Edmund Nelson
Maurice Nelson
Susanna Nelson
Rev William Nelson
Admiral Horatio Nelson
Anne Nelson
Suckling Nelson
George Nelson
Catherine Nelson

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World Events (4)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 6

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 11

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 23

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Suckling Nelson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Suckling Nelson - Published information: birth-name: Suckling Nelson

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