Eleanor Williams

Convict woman incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory.

Police Reports

ELEANOR WILLIAMS, in a similar capacity of life but as her name imports of the feminine genus, was surrendered to government by her assigned mistress, on the score of being an unprofitable, and otherwise useless subject. She was ordered to be transferred to the factory.

See Original:POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 7 June 1826, p.3

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ELEANOR WILLIAMS, assigned servant to Mrs. WARD, was charged before the Bench with repeated gross misconduct, and with leaving her mistress’s family last night, in order to receive and pour forth her tales of love into the bosom of a Mr. T——Y, jun. a currency lad. CAPTAIN ROSSI seems to be a decided foe to illicit associations, and what he said upon the occasion is pretty well expressed by the poet,

————”Dost thou but think

What ’tis to cram a maw, or clothe a back,

From such a filthy vice! Say to thyself

From their abominable and beastly touches

I drink, I eat, array myself and live. —

Canst thou believe thy living is a life

So strikingly depending! Go mend, go mend!”

So the captivating ELEANOR was ordered to class No. 3, in the factory, for 6 months, by the expiry of which, it was thought, a cure might be effected.

See Original:Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 – 1842), Saturday 11 November 1826, p.3

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A man LIMEBURNER appeared to a summons for harbouring a prisoner of the Crown in his house, contrary to the Act of Council, &c. The evidence brought forward to support this charge, was that of Mrs. and Miss WARD, residing in Pitt-street, who deposed that a female assigned servant in their employment, named ELEANOR WILLIAMS, had been in the frequent habit of absenting herself from her service without permission, and going to the defendant’s house. The defendant was fined 10 dollars and cost of summons, which he immediately paid.

See Original:Police Incidents,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 15 November 1826, p.2


  • Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 11 November 1826, p.3
  • The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 7 June 1826, p.3


# Convict

# Second Female Factory

# Repeat Offender

# Year: 1826