Judith Walsh (c.1800–1829)

JUDITH WALSH was a convict who was tried and convicted in Galway in 1827 and sentenced to seven years transportation per the City of Edinburgh (I) (1828) for committing robbery in the street. At the time of her conviction she was a single woman with one child.

JUDITH died, aged 29 years, whilst incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory and she was buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s Parramatta on 16 November 1829.

* Possibly related to 19-year-old MARY WALSH, who died two days after JUDITH at the Parramatta Female Factory and had also been transported on the City of Edinburgh.


  • Born: c.1800, Galway, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted of street robbery: 1827, Galway, Ireland
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (I): 23 June 1828 from Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (I): 12 November 1828
  • Died: c.16 November 1828 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 16 November 1828 at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in cemetery unknown.


  • Farm servant
  • Milkmaid
  • Convict


  • Catholic


Shipping News: Arrived,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 14 November 1828, p.3
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: City of Edinburgh (I) (1828)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1829

# Grave: unmarked