Lucy Leeche (1834-1834)

The two-day old child of a free woman named Mary Leeche who came to the colony per David Scott and died at the Parramatta Female Factory.  Both Lucy and her mother now lie in unmarked graves at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta – the exact location of their graves is unknown.

Information about the measles epidemic that took over the David Scott ship, a ship that carried only female emigrants, can be found here.



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)