Eliza Byrnes (1834–1835)

ELIZA BYRNES was a child who died at the Parramatta Female Factory and was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 6 July 1835 with a recorded age of 15 month old. Parentage not recorded. Though her mother was more than likely a convict, further evidence is needed to confirm. Her burial record merely records that she was a “spinster’s child.” Most of the convict women who gave birth at the Factory were unmarried mothers, so the fact that only some children are labelled as “spinster’s child” rather than “prisoner’s child” or “convict’s child” in the parish register gives reason to suspect this might have been the child of a free, unmarried woman at the Factory. On the other hand, it may just be that the registrar was inconsistent in the way he recorded the details of Factory baptisms and burials.


Timeline

  • Born: c. April 1834
  • Died: c. 6 July 1835, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 6 July 1835, 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

  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Child

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1835