Elizabeth Steele (1840–)

Child who lived at the Parramatta Female Factory. ELIZABETH STEELE was the daughter of free Irish immigrant turned colonial prisoner HANNAH STEELE and an unnamed father. She was conceived in Sydney Gaol while her mother was imprisoned there for thieving items from her master and mistress RICHARD WINDEYER and MARIA WINDEYER.


Timeline

  • Conceived: c. March 1840, Sydney Gaol during her mother’s imprisonment
  • Born: 2 December 1840, likely at the lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Baptised: 20 December 1840, St. John’s Church, Parramatta

Multimedia

The lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory, viewed from where the original main barrack building of the factory once stood. Photo: Michaela Ann Cameron (2014)
The lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory, viewed from where the original main barrack building of the factory once stood. Photo: Michaela Ann Cameron (2014)

Sources

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

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