Catherine McGorman (1831–1832)

CATHERINE McGORMAN was the child of Irish convict ROSE McGORMAN. Both mother and child died at the Parramatta Female Factory within a couple of weeks of each other, with ROSE predeceasing CATHERINE. Both were buried in unmarked graves in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.


Timeline

  • Born: c. November 1831, possibly at the Parramatta Female Factory’s lying-in hospital
  • Baptised: possibly at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (further research required)
  • Mother ROSE McGORMAN died: c. 31 January 1832, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Mother ROSE McGORMAN buried: 31 January 1832, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
  • CATHERINE McGORMAN died: c. 18 February 1832, Parramatta Female Factory, recorded age 3 months old.
  • CATHERINE McGORMAN buried: 18 February 1832, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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

Relationships


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

  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Child

# Convict’s child

# Irish

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1832

# Grave: unmarked