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Amelia Hayball

  • Christened: 11 Sep 1814, South Chard, Somerset, England 2
  • Marriage: Thomas Reynolds in 1837 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1

  General Notes:

All I really know is that she arrived in Tasmania in 1833 as a convict and that she departed from London. On IGI the only likely Amelia is Peter and Elizbeth's bapt. 1814 so for the time being this will be her. It is worth noting that her daughters were Eliza/Elizabeth which may be a clue.

Lynnie Flett supplied the following in July 2008 - so now we know a bit more......

I looked into Amelia and got her convict records and also John Hayball also a convict who came out a little earlier - John seemed to disapear!!
Amelia married and had a two daughters. Doesn't seem from her records that it was a happy marriage and it would seem questionable as to the father of the girls. Amelia was sent to the other side of Tasmania but there was no mention of her husband Thomas Reynolds. I have not been able to find any other records for her or her family.

This is what I have on her...
> Bridgewater Advertiser 1833 - The Alfred
> 1833 17Jun Hayball Amelia - removed from Ilchester gaol to Woolwich
> and NSW <>
> HAYBALL Amelia
> Convict Number 34423
> Departure Port - London
> Departure Date - 4/07/1833
> Ship 'William Bryan'
> Thomas Reynolds
> Elizabeth Reynolds born 1837
> Parents: Thomas Reynolds & Amelia Hayball
& Eliza born 1840
> Parents: Thomas Reynolds & Amelia Hayball
> <>
> William Bryan
> One voyage only
> Female convicts on board
> Departure Port: London Departure Date: 04 Jul 1833
> Arrival Port: Hobart Arrival Date: 23 Oct 1833
> Convicts landed: 123
> Notes:
> Surgeon's Journal possibly available on AJCP microfilms.
> Sources:
> Archives Office of Tasmania, Guide to Convict Records by Ship Reference.
> Bateson, Charles, The Convict Ships 1787-1868, Brown, Son & Ferguson
> Ltd 1985.
> Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania,
> 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p218.
> Phillips, Margaret E., Australian Joint Copying Project, Handbook Part
> 7, Public Records Office Admiralty Records, National Library of
> Australia 1993, pp 75-77.
> CONVICT RECORDS (transcribed from copied documents obtained from
> Tasmania) NAME Hayball, Amelia
> Number: 218
> Chard, Somerset
> Trade: Farm Servant
> Height without shoes: 5/-
> Age: 20
> Complexion: Fair
> Head: Round
> Hair: Brown
> Visage: Small
> Forehead: M.H.
> Eyebrows: D Brown
> Eyes: Hazel Grey
> Nose: Small
> Mouth: Large
> Chin: Small
> Remarks: none
> Name: Hayball, Amelia
> Age: 20
> Trade or Calling: Farm Servant, milk, butter & Cheese
> Assignment: Mrs Simeon Low, South Esk
> Number: 218
> Hayball, Amelia
> William Bryan 23 Oct 1833
> Somerset 28 March 1833
> Transported for Stealing a quantity of Ribbon. Gaol ? Not known
> before, as far as known believed to be good. Single. Stated this
> offence. Recieved Stolen Goods. Single. Surgeons report very good.
> March 14 1834 Hodgson/ Out after hours, Rep?/P.S.
> Oct 29th 1835 ?/ Drunk and creating a disturbance in her Masters House
> after bed time. Solitary working cells for 1 month and afterwards
> placed in the 2nd Class/?
> TL 6-6-39 March 27th 1841 TL/ Misconduct in residing at a place of
> residence she was ordered to remove from /- ordered to change her
> present residence and to be no more seen in company with William
> Redgate/PM/ 2 July 1841 T.L./ Misconduct in having a man in bed with
> her she being married and having been before told the consequences of
> living with the same man, 6 months hard labor to be deprived of T.L.
> and recomended then to be assisted on the other side of the Island/
> P.M./ Approved Factory Hobart side Lieut Govt Decision 30/7/41. 5th
> Sept 1842 M Reynolds/ Out after hours. Rep? dischd /PS/ ????19.5.43 CP
> Approved July 1843 Certificate 7/9/47 (CP-conditional Pardon)



She immigrated as a convict on the William Bryant in 1833 to Tasmania. 3

MISC: Recommendation for Conditional Pardon, 1841, Tasmania. 4

MISC: Ticket of Leave, 1843, Tasmania. 5


Amelia married Thomas Reynolds in 1837 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.1


1 Archives Office of Tasmania,, Index to Convict Applications For Permissions to Marry 1829-1857
HAYBALL Amelia William Bryan REYNOLDS Thomas Medway 09 MAY 1837 CON52/1 p167 RGD36/3 : 1837/3734.

2 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, AMELIA HAYBALL
Christening: 11 SEP 1814 South Chard, Somerset, England
Messages: Form submitted by a member of the LDS Church.

3 Archives Office of Tasmania,, Database Number Family Name Given Names See Surname See Given Names Date of Arrival Ship Name Date of Departure Port of Departure Remarks
31424 Hayball Amelia 23 Oct 1833 William Bryan 04 Jul 1833 London.

4 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE), CONVICT DEPARTMENT.

Comptroller-General's Office, 29th May, 1841.

It is hereby notified to the under-mentioned persons,
that it is the Lieutenant-Governor's intention to re-
commend Her Majesty the Queen to grant them Con-
ditional Pardons:

Bottom, Catherine, Arab
Collis, Elizabeth, Jupiter
Field, Daniel, K. S Forbes
Hayes, Elizabeth, Majestic
Hayball, Amelia, William Bryan
Lowe, Joseph, Mangles
Lund, Stephen, ditto
Richardson, Matthew, ditto
Smith, Sarah, Hindostán
Smith, John, John Barry
Standley, James, Strathfieldsay
Warnsborne, Joseph, Circassian
Goodman, Thomas, Emperor Alexander

M. FORSTER, Comptroller-General.

5 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE).