Hannah Kirby

Convict woman incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory.

Police Reports

MAY 19, — WALTER MORRIS, prisoner for 7 years, JEREMIAH HOWGHAN, for 7 years, and HANNAH KIRBY for life, appeared before the Bench, charged by a publican on the Rocks with having paid a visit to his house, at a late hour last night, and called for, and received a pint of rum, which they drank, with the exception of HOWGHAN, who was not proved to have partaken of the liquor; and when the landlord, in due course, demanded payment, it appeared that the parties were destitute of the means of satisfying his claim; he, therefore, gave them into charge of a constable, who conducted them to the watch-house, where, after being safely deposited for the night, a woman went to the landlord, and paid for the rum, the source of the whole mischief; sentenced MORRISON to the tread-mill for 14 days; HOWGHAN for 7 days, and HANNAH KIRBY to the factory for 6 months.

See Original: “THE POLICE,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Wednesday 24 May 1826, p.3


# Convict

# Second Female Factory

# Year: 1826