Barbara Davis (1812–)

Irish convict woman transported per Margaret (3) (1840). Later incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory. Mother of EMMA DAVIS.


  • Born: 1812, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted for stealing clothes: 7 January 1840, Antrim, Ireland
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Margaret (3): Dublin, Ireland
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Margaret (3): 17 August 1840, Port Jackson
  • Daughter EMMA DAVIS born: 9 January 1842, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter EMMA DAVIS baptised: 13 February 1842, St. John’s Church, Parramatta


  • Child’s maid


  • Protestant


  • Height: 5 feet 2-and-a-half inches
  • Complexion: Fair ruddy
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Hazel grey
  • General Remarks: scar under left eye, pockpit on right side of chin
  • Reads and writes
  • Prior Convictions: 1 week


  • Colonial Office and Predecessors: Alphabetical list of convicts with particulars 1788-1825; 1840-1842, CO 207/9, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England).
  • Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788–1849, (, 2011), BARBARA DAVIS, accessed 2 October 2018.
  • Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

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