Catherine McGuire (1807–1832)

CATHERINE McGUIRE was an Irish convict woman who was tried and convicted in County Longford, Ireland for stealing calico in 1830 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Hooghly (3) (1831). CATHERINE died at the Parramatta Female Factory and was buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 20 June 1832.


Timeline

  • Born: 1807, County Louth, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted of stealing calico: 1830, County Longford, Ireland
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1830, County Longford, Ireland
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales with her child per Hooghly (3): 24 June 1831, Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales with her child per Hooghly (3): 27 September 1831, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 20 June 1832, Parramatta Female Factory hospital
  • Buried: 20 June 1832, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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

Religion

  • Catholic

Description

  • Prior convictions: one

Multimedia

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)
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


Lists

# Convict

# Irish

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Hooghly (3) (1831)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1832

# Grave: unmarked