ELLEN THORPE was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Lancaster Assizes on 22 August 1812 and sentenced to fourteen years transportation per Wanstead (1814). On arrival in the colony, she was sent to the first Parramatta Female Factory, i.e. the Factory Above the Gaol, which was located at present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, including land now occupied by the Riverside Theatres.
- Tried and convicted: 22 August 1812, Lancaster Assizes, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
- Sentenced to fourteen years transportation: 1812, Lancaster Assizes, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
- Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 24 August 1813, Spithead, England
- Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 9 January 1814, Port Jackson, New South Wales
- Forwarded to the first Parramatta Female Factory, the Factory Above the Gaol: 13 January 1814, Factory Above the Gaol, (present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta).
- New South Wales Government, Copies of letters sent within the Colony, Series 937, Reels 6004-6016, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
# Trial Place: Lancaster Assizes
# Punishment: Fourteen Years Transportation
# Ship: Wanstead (1814)
# Factory Above the Gaol
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