CATHERINE BYRNES was an Irish convict who was tried and convicted at Cork, Ireland in 1828 for shoplifting and sentenced to seven years transportation per City of Edinburgh (1) (1828). In the colony she was incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory where both she and her son WILLIAM BYRNES died in 1833. Since her death appears to have been at the time or soon after WILLIAM’s birth, CATHERINE most likely died of complications in childbirth. She was buried on 3 July 1833 in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.
- Alternate: CATHERINE BURNS (c.f. burial register)
- Born: 1812, Cork City, Ireland
- Tried and convicted of shoplifting: 1828, Cork, Ireland
- Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (1): 23 June 1828, Cork, Ireland
- Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (1): 12 November 1828
- Son WILLIAM BYRNES born: c. June 1833
- CATHERINE BYRNES died: c. 3 July 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
- CATHERINE BYRNES buried: 3 July 1833, unmarked grave, parish of St. John’s, Parramatta
- Son WILLIAM BYRNES died, recorded age 3 months old: c. 8 September 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
- Son WILLIAM BYRNES buried: 8 September 1833, unmarked grave, parish of St. John’s, Parramatta
- Unmarked grave, exact location in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta unknown.
- Nurse maid
- House maid
- Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788–1849 (http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi, 2011), CATHERINE BURNS, accessed 9 October 2018.
- Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
# Ship: City of Edinburgh (1) (1828)
# Parramatta Female Factory
# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory
# Burial Year: 1833
# Grave: unmarked