Isabella Kerr (c.1793-1830)

Isabella Kerr was a female convict who was put on trial at the Edinburgh Court of Justiciary on 8 March 1827 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Louisa (1827). Isabella passed away, aged 37 years, while incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory. Her burial was performed by Charles P. N. Wilton M.A. Chaplain of Field of Mars, on 25 January 1830. Kerr is buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, location unknown.


Names

  • Alternate: Isabella Grey
  • Alternate: Isabella Gray (wife of William Gray)

Timeline

  • Born: c.1793
  • Sailed for New South Wales per Louisa: 24 August 1827 from Woolwich
  • Arrived in New South Wales per Louisa: 3 December 1827
  • Died: c.25 January 1830 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 25 January 1830 at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in cemetery unknown

Multimedia

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The small building to the left of the big blue doors was the “dead house” at the Parramatta Female Factory. Photo: Michaela Ann Cameron (2014)


Sources

  • Claim a Convict
  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/6, p.280
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

Lists

# Convict

# Punishment: 7 Years Transportation

# Ship: Louisa (1827)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1830

# Grave: Unmarked