William Bayley, convict "Matilda" 1791

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William Bayley (Bailey), convict "Matilda" 1791

Birthdate: (69)
Death: Died in NSW, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Bailey and Ann Bailey
Husband of Ann "Nancy" Bailey, convict "Indispensible" 1796 and Ann Nancy Bailey - Cox, convict "Indispensible" 1796
Father of William Bailey; John Thomas Bailey; William Henry Bailey and Cox

Occupation: FARMER
Managed by: Jeffrey Robert Lehrer
Last Updated:

About William Bayley, convict "Matilda" 1791

Convict transported on the Matilda, 01/08/1791.

William Bailey was tried at Lincoln on 16 Mar 1789 for Horse Stealing, convicted and sentence to 14 years, he was assigned to George Smith in NSW.

Lived in "The Glen" St Albans. Is buried on the property.


From http://royroyes.net/genealogy/showmedia.php?mediaID=858&medialinkID=1448

William Bailey was convicted at the Lincoln Assizes 16th March 1789 and received a 14 years sentence. He sailed on the Matilda was a 460 tons vessel which was built at the French yards in 1779. Mathew Weatherhead was the Master and the Matilda sailed from Portsmouth 27 March 1791 with a compliment of 230 male convicts. She broke the record set by the Mary Ann by making the passage from England to Port Jackson in 127 days – 16 days faster than her rival. It is thought that many of the 25 deaths suffered by the convicts were due to the leaky state of the ship. Many were old and infirmed at the time they embarked. Matilda arrived on 1st August 1791.

In 1797, William Bailey married another convict, Ann Archer at St. Johns in Parramatta. That union produced two sons, John (born circa 1797) later to be called the Gov’nor and William Jnr (circa 1798) who received the title of the Squire in his district. John died 16th May 1878 aged 81 years at ‘The Glen’ St. Albans N.S.W. after two marriages, first to Elizabeth Smith, producing five children, and then to Eleanor Perkins producing thirteen more children.

Bailey Family Cemetery (from http://austcemindex.com/cemetery.php?id=773)

Address: off Wollombi Road, St Albans 2775 NSW

Bailey Family or Bailey Farm Cemetery occupies a small portion of Crown Land in farming country north of St Albans and is cared for by the adjoining property owners. Originally property farmed by John Bailey (c.1794-1878), the cemetery is not to be confused with that on William Bailey's farm in the same district, not yet listed here. The dates on the inscriptions range from 1826 to 1925.

Joe Sharman visited the cemetery in June 2011 and made digital images of all visible inscriptions. Joe's pictures may be viewed from the list of all inscriptions for this cemetery. That list was compiled with reference to the NSW online indices of births, deaths and marriages for additional information.

How to find it

Baileys Family Cemetery is 2.1km north of St Albans. Turn right (east) onto the access lane for 100m to the cemetery on the northern side of the lane. Lat -33.275606, Long 150.971019

See http://royroyes.net/genealogy Inscriptions

The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 16

The listing was last updated on 2011-07-02

The listing was complete as at 2011-06-09

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William Bayley, convict "Matilda" 1791's Timeline

December 26, 1756
August 1, 1791
Age 34
Indispensible convict
August 1, 1791
Age 34
Age 40
March 17, 1798
Age 41
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Age 41
December 22, 1826
Age 69
NSW, Australia