Ellen Naughton (c.1796–1831)

ELLEN NAUGHTON was an Irish convict who was tried and convicted in Limerick Ireland in 1825 for stealing money and sentenced to seven years transportation perLady Rowena (1826). NAUGHTON died at the Parramatta Female Factory and was buried by CHARLES DICKINSON, Chaplain of the Field of Mars, in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 30 November 1831. The exact location of her unmarked grave is unknown.


  • Alternate: Ellen Socton (St. John’s Parish Records)


  • Born: c. 1796, Limerick, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted for stealing money: 1825, Limerick, Ireland
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1825, Limerick, Ireland
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Lady Rowena: 19 January 1826, Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Lady Rowena: 17 May 1826, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 30 November 1831, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 30 November 1831, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta


  • House servant


  • Catholic


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)



# Convict

# Irish

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Lady Rowena (1826)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1831

# Grave: unmarked