Catherine Ward

CATHERINE WARD was a convict who was tried at the Old Bailey, London on 7 April 1813 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Wanstead (1814). It is possible, but not yet confirmed, that she was the same CATHERINE WARD who was acquitted at the Old Bailey a few months earlier on a similar charge (In both trials a bosom figured highly as a hiding place for stolen items).

On arrival in the colony, she was sent to the first Parramatta Female Factory, i.e. the Factory Above the Gaol, which was located at present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, including land now occupied by the Riverside Theatres.


Timeline

  • Born: 1793
  • Possible earlier trial and acquittal: 2 December 1812, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Tried and convicted: 7 April 1813, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sentenced to transportation for life: 7 April 1813, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 24 August 1813, Spithead, England
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 9 January 1814, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Forwarded to the first Parramatta Female Factory, the Factory Above the Gaol: 13 January 1814, Factory Above the Gaol, (present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta)

Law Reports

  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 2 December 1812, trial of CATHERINE WARD (t18121202-109).
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 7 April 1813, trial of CATHERINE WARD (t18130407-129).

Multimedia

Factory Above the Gaol, First Parramatta Female Factory, Parramatta, 1809, early nineteenth century, New South Wales, Female Factory Online, Prince Alfred Square
CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE. The Factory Above the Gaol, Parramatta’s first Female Factory, is on the far right of this image near the old gaol bridge, on the present-day site of Lennox Bridge, Riverside Theatres and Prince Alfred Square. “A view of part of Parramatta Port Jackson, [1809?],” in Series 01: Australian paintings by J.W. Lewin, G.P. Harris, G.W. Evans and others, 1796-1809 [32 watercolours], Vol. 3. Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. PXD 388 / FL1152086.

Sources

  • New South Wales Government, Copies of letters sent within the Colony, Series 937, Reels 6004-6016, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 2 December 1812, trial of CATHERINE WARD (t18121202-109), accessed 12 December 2018.
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 7 April 1813, trial of CATHERINE WARD (t18130407-129), accessed 12 December 2018.
  • The Digital Panopticon (https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/, version 1.1), Catherine Ward Life Archive (ID: obpt18130407-129-defend1161), accessed 12 December 2018.

Lists

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Wanstead (1814)

# Factory Above the Gaol


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