Jane Parker (1829-1830)

Jane Parker was an infant who died, aged 2 months, while she and her mother were incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory. Her mother was probably Mary Parker, who was convicted at the Devon Quarter Sessions on 10 January 1826 and sentenced to 7 years transportation per Grenada (IV) in 1827. The child, Jane, was buried by Reverend Samuel Marsden on 6 February 1830 in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, location unknown.


Timeline

  • Born: c.December 1829
  • Died: c.6 February 1830 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 6 February 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.67
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

Lists

# Convict’s Child

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1830

# Grave: unmarked