Amelia Bussey Hayhurst

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Amelia Bussey Hayhurst (Kidson)

Also Known As: "Amelia Russey", "Rusey"
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in E. Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Kidson, SV/PROG and Anna Marie Kidson, SM/PROG
Wife of John Dodgson Hayhurst
Partner of Unknown Unknown
Mother of George Bussey Kidson; William John Hayhurst; Richard Hayhurst and Fenning Charles Hayhurst
Sister of Mary Ann Hartley; Frederick Dodd Kidson; William Parke Kidson; Emma Whitcombe Hartley; Thomas Kidson and 5 others

Managed by: Sally Ann McConnell
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About Amelia Bussey Hayhurst

1820 British Settler


Amelia Kidson 9, together with her parents and 4 siblings, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River

Siblings :

  • Mary Ann 12
  • Frederick 4
  • Emma 2
  • Thomas 1.


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 14 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 44 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Amelia Bussey Hayhurst's Timeline

September 24, 1810
London, Middlesex, England
May 26, 1832
Age 21
Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 30, 1838
Age 27
District Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 29, 1840
Age 29
April 1846
Age 35
Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
September 1, 1865
Age 54
E. Cape, South Africa