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William Reynolds

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Reynolds
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1757
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 7th January, 1839
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Hereford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1043 other convicts

References

Primary source: General Muster records for New South Wales: 1800, 1895, 1811, 1814. Edited by Carol J Baxter. 1828 Census of New South Wales: Edited by Malcolm Sainty & Keith Johnson. 1825 Census of New South Wales: Ancestry.com
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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 8th January, 2021 wrote:

WARNING!! There were two convicts with the name ‘William Reynolds’ transported on ships of the third Fleet. One was transported on ‘Admiral Barrington’ and this one on the ‘Matilda’.
Please ensure which one you are researching—I have them both in my family tree!!!

Denis Pember on 8th January, 2021 wrote:

Records of William Reynolds….
1800 Muster; [AE215 - page 48] Matilda, William Reynolds, Sydney, TOL 205.
1805 Muster;  [A3677 - page 88] William Reynolds, Matilda, FBS, Landholder, 20ac, T Collier, Richmond.
[B0260 - page 128] William Reynolds, 7 1/2ac wheat, 4ac maize, 1/2ac barley. Total acres 20. Self, wife and 3 children off stores.
1811 Muster; [4909 -page 106] William Reynolds, Matilda, Tried March 1787, Hereford, 7 years. (PRO n1289). ## Note, the other William Reynolds is entry 4908!
1814 Muster; [4566 - page 103] William Reynolds, Matilda, Off Stores, labourer.

1825 Census: Reynolds, William, Free by Servitude, Matilda, 1791, 7 years. Employed by Ed. Riley Esq, Sydney.  ##Note two children mentioned by name, Charles (27) and Elizabeth (24).

1828 Census: [R0545 - page 315] Reynolds William, 72, FS, Matilda, 1791, 7 years, Householder, Phillip St, Sydney.

Denis Pember on 8th January, 2021 wrote:

In the colony, William marries Ann Willis, 11 September 1791. Service carried out by Richard Johnson, the chaplain.  Ann was herself a convict, transported on the 1791, third fleet ship ‘Mary Ann’.
Over the next few years the couple had four children.
James 1794, Charles 1798, Elizabeth 1801 and John 1805.
Ann can be located in the 1814 Muster [6237 - page 140] with 1 child off stores and married to W Reynolds. She does not appear in the 1825 or 1828 Census records.

Denis Pember on 24th January, 2021 wrote:

UPDATE:
In the 1828 Census of New South Wales, Ann wa not Listed with William, he is listed as [R0545-p315] as a householder at Phillip St, Sydney.
Ann is listed separately, [W2129-p400]; Willis, Ann, 72, FS, Mary Ann, 1791, 7, Lodger, at William Reynolds, Phillip St, Sydney.
It seems a little strange that she still goes by her maiden name and calls herself a ‘lodger’ when there was a religious ceremony of marriage carried out 11th September 1791 by the chaplain, Richard Johnson.
None of their children can be identified in the Census so it would appear they were all deceased.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 8th January, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: General Muster records for New South Wales: 1800, 1895, 1811, 1814. Edited by Carol J Baxter. 1828 Census of New South Wales: Edited by Malcolm Sainty & Keith Johnson. 1825 Census of New South Wales: Ancestry

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