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.


  • 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.



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)


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


# Child

# Convict’s child

# Irish

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1832

# Grave: unmarked