Lucy Leeche (1834–1834)

LUCY LEECHE was the child of a free migrant woman named MARY LEECHE who came to the colony per the measles-infested migrant ship David Scott (1834), which was sent out by the Emigration Committee of London. LUCY died at the Parramatta Female Factory at the age of two days old, just a few days before MARY also succumbed. Both LUCY and her mother now lie in unmarked graves in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta, the exact location of their graves is unknown.

Information about the measles epidemic that took over the David Scott ship can be found here.


  • Pregnant mother MARY LEECHE sailed for the colony per migrant ship David Scott: 10 July 1834, London, England
  • Mother MARY LEECHE arrived per measles-infested David Scott: 25 October 1834, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Mother MARY LEECHE lands: 30 October 1834, Sydney, New South Wales
  • LUCY born: c. 28 November 1834, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • LUCY died: c. 30 November 1834, Parramatta Female Factory
  • LUCY buried: 30 November 1834, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta





# Child

# Came Free

# Immigrant

# Ship: David Scott (1834)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1834

# Grave: unmarked