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Ann Nancy Baylis (c. 1775–1826)

Ann Nancy Price nee Taylor (c.1775-1826), a servant, was found guilty on 28 March 1798 at Stafford Assizes of stealing 20 yards of cotton from Mr. Price (her husband?) of Wolverhampton. Sentenced to life transportation she arrived in Sydney in June 1801 aboard the Earl Cornwallis. While waiting in Stafford Gaol to be transported she gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth Price, who was transported with her mother but died in 1804 and was buried in the Old Sydney Burial Ground.

Price was Nancy was assigned as a servant to Joseph Bayliss, a soldier in the NSW Corps. They were married on 25 June 1810 and had nine children together.

Nancy died at Windsor, NSW, on 21 December 1826, due to accidental poisoning. She was buried at St Matthews, Windsor.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Price, Nancy
  • Taylor, Ann Nancy
  • Price, Ann
  • Taylor, Ann
  • Baylis, Ann
  • Bayless, Ann
  • Bayliss, Ann

c. 1775
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England


21 December, 1826 (aged ~ 51)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft (shop)
Sentence: life
Court: Staffordshire
Trial Date: 28 March 1798


Occupation: domestic servant
Married: Yes
Children: Yes (1)


Children: Yes (9)