Amelia was born to Isadora Knight and (unknowingly) Julius Tyrrell. in October of 2020. Amelia had been conceived just before the two had a rather bad break up, so, when Isadora found out she was pregnant she refused to tell Julius out of spite. She wanted her daughter to have absolutely nothing to do with that "horrible" man.
As Amelia grew up, it was always just her and her mother. Isadora never attempted to date or marry again, claiming that men were always too much trouble. Because of this, Amelia was often left wondering who her father was and where he went. Anytime she asked, Isadora just told her he was a horrible man that didn't deserve to be in Amelia's life. But, since her mother was really the only person she interacted with, she took her word as truth, never really questioning much more. With the amount of time they spent together,Amelia grew very close to her, not knowing what she would do if she lost her mother like her father.
Living rather sequestered, Amelia grew to love reading. It allowed to her to live in a different world, as well as learn about everything outside of her small cottage on the coast. She tried to learn as much as she good, supplementing it with teachings from her mother. However, being isolated also lead to some tensions. Amelia wanted to go and see the world she was reading about. More than just going to town for some groceries. She wanted to see what it was like in London. She wanted to see the school her mother went...the school her father probably went to. But, when she would ask her mother, she instantly say no and that there was no need to leave their small town. Most of the time, Amelia would agree, brushing of the rejection. However, after so many no's, she had enough. She filled with anger,starting to protest. Her mother tried to tell her no again, resulting in Amelia releasing her anger. She screamed, letting out her rage, causing the curtains next to her to catch on fire. She finally had her first sign of magic in such a destructive manner. Her mother couldn't help but feel proud, after she put out the fire of course.
The next few years were relatively simple for Amelia. Once she turned 11, her mother began to homeschool her, using many different resources to ensure that Amelia learned the same that any other student would.With Amelia's love to read and learn, she picked things up quite quick, not needing to spend a lot of time on the small details. However, just after Amelia's 15th birthday, her mother was involved in a splinching accident while trying to go get supplies. With no living relatives, Amelia didn't know where to go...She didn't want to end up in an orphanage. Shortly after her mother's death, Isadora's will was delivered to their home. Inside, there was a letter from her mother, explaining who Amelia's father was. As she read the letter, she instantly recognized the name as the Minister for Magic, Julius Tyrrell. She couldn't believe that it was real, but she didn't have anywhere else to go. she packed up her things, took a letter her mother had written for Julius, and went to see if she could meet her family.