Diana Howarth (1832–1833)

DIANA HOWARTH was a convict’s child who died at the Parramatta Female Factory and was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta in 1833 with a recorded age of seven months old. Parentage not recorded. DIANA’s mother was MARY ANN HOWARTH, a convict tried and convicted at the Lancaster Quarter Sessions on 9 July 1832 and transported for fourteen years per Diana (1833). DIANA only survived a few months in the colony, dying in the Parramatta Female Factory in August 1833. She was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 19 August 1833.


Timeline

  • Mother MARY ANN HOWARTH tried and convicted while pregnant with DIANA HOWARTH: 9 July 1832, Lancaster Quarter Sessions
  • Mother MARY ANN HOWARTH sentenced to fourteen years transportation: 1832, Lancaster Quarter Sessions
  • Mother MARY ANN HOWARTH embarked on convict transport Diana: > 29 October 1832, Woolwich, England
  • DIANA HOWARTH born: 8 December 1832, on board convict transport ship Diana. The surgeon, JAMES ELLIS, wrote, “This woman was taken into the hospital in consequence of the forward state of her pregnancy. She was safely delivered of a female child on the 8th December 1832.”
  • Mother MARY ANN HOWARTH and DIANA sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Diana: 11 December 1832
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Diana: 25 May 1833, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 19 August 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 19 August 1833, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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

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

  • James Ellis, Journal of His Majesty’s Convict Ship Diana, J. Ellis Surgeon, between  the 29th day of October 1832 and the 19th June 1833, Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Medical Journals (ADM 101, 804 bundles and volumes). Records of Medical and Prisoner of War Departments. Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies, (The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey).
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Child

# Convict’s Child

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1833

# Grave: unmarked