William Harrison (1829-1830)

A convict’s child who died in infancy, aged only 5 months, while he and his mother were incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory. His mother was most likely convict Charlotte Harrison, who had been convicted at the Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 11 January 1827 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Harmony (I) (1827). William’s burial was performed by Thomas Hassall on 3 January 1830. He lies in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, location unknown.


Timeline

  • Born: August 1829
  • Died: c.3 January 1830 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 3 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.177
  • 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