CATHERINE WATSON was a convict who was tried at the Old Bailey, London on 28 October 1812 and sentenced to fourteen years transportation per Wanstead (1814). 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.
- Born: 1793
- Tried and convicted: 28 October 1812, Old Bailey, London, England
- Sentenced to fourteen years transportation: 28 October 1812, 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)
- Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 28 October 1812, trial of CATHERINE WATSON (t18121028-28).
- 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), 28 October 1812, trial of CATHERINE WATSON (t18121028-28), accessed 12 December 2018.
- The Digital Panopticon (https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/, version 1.1), Catherine Watson Life Archive (ID: obpt18121028-28-defend503), accessed 12 December 2018.
# Trial Place: Old Bailey
# Punishment: Fourteen Years Transportation
# Ship: Wanstead (1814)
# Factory Above the Gaol
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