Isabella Kerr (c.1793–1830)

ISABELLA KERR was a Scottish convict who was tried and convicted at the Edinburgh Court of Justiciary on 8 March 1827 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Louisa (1827). ISABELLA passed away, aged 37 years, while incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory. Her burial was performed by Charles P. N. Wilton M.A. Chaplain of Field of Mars, on 25 January 1830. KERR is buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.


  • Alternate: ISABELLA GREY
  • Alternate: ISABELLA GRAY


  • Born: c.1793
  • Tried and convicted: 8 March 1827, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sailed for the colony of New South Wales per Louisa: 24 August 1827, Woolwich, England
  • Arrived in he colony of New South Wales per Louisa: 3 December 1827, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 25 January 1830 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 25 January 1830 at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta unknown.


  • Wife of WILLIAM GRAY


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

# Scottish

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Louisa (1827)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1830

# Grave: unmarked