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Nelson Simmons Lawson (1 May 1806 3 February 1849) was an Australian politician.

He was born at sea on the Lady Nelson , the son of William Lawson and Sarah Leadbeater. His first wife was Honoria Mary Dickinson whom he married on 7 January 1836 with whom he had six children. His second wife was Sarah Anne Kirke. From 1849 to 1849 he was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council. Lawson died near Prospect in 1849. [1]

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  1. Parliament of New South Wales (2008). "Mr Nelson Simmons Lawson (1806-1849)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 November 2015.