Mary Williams (c.1740-1801)

Mary Williams is one of St John’s First Fleeters. Williams was convicted at the Old Bailey to seven years transportation and was transported to the colony per Lady Penrhyn (1788). She died at Parramatta, aged 61, on 12 July 1801 and was buried the following day, 13 July 1801, recorded as “Mary Whiting” in the Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985). Her grave is unmarked, thus the exact location of her final resting place within the cemetery is unknown.

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta


  • Alternate: Mary Whiting


  • Convict Lady Penrhyn (1788)


  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, version 7.2, 20 January 2017), 22 February 1786, trial of MARY WILLIAMS, (t17860222-14), accessed 20 January 2017
  • Parish Burial Records, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ron Withington, Dispatched Downunder: Tracing the Resting Places of the First Fleeters, (Woolloomooloo, The Fellowship of First Fleeters, 2013), p.442


# First Fleet

# Convict

# Trial: Old Bailey

# Ship: Lady Penrhyn (1788)

# Burial year: 1801

# Grave: unmarked