Catherine Hainley (1805–1829)

CATHERINE HAINLEY was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 14 September 1826 for stealing clothing, linen and other items and sentenced to seven years transportation per Princess Charlotte (2) (1827). HAINLEY passed away while she was incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory. Her burial ceremony was performed by Reverend Samuel Marsden on 14 December 1829 and she was buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.


  • Born: c.1807, Manchester, England
  • Tried and convicted stealing clothing, linen and other items: 14 September 1826, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1826
  • Sailed for New South Wales per Princess Charlotte (2): 31 March 1827
  • Arrived in New South Wales per Princess Charlotte (2): 6 August 1827
  • Died: c. 14 December 1829 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 14 December 1829 in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta unknown.


  • Catholic


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)



# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: 7 Years Transportation

# Ship: Princess Charlotte (2) (1827)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1829

# Grave: unmarked