Margaret Delaney (c.1809–1833)

MARGARET DELANEY was an Irish convict woman transported for seven years per Elizabeth II (1828) for stealing a shawl. Aged nineteen on arrival in the colony in 1828, MARGARET died at the Parramatta Female Factory in 1833 and was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.


  • Alternate: MARGARET DELANY


  • Born: c. 1809, Dublin, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted of stealing a shawl: 10 April 1827, Dublin, Ireland
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1827
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Elizabeth II: 27 August 1827, Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Elizabeth II: 12 January 1828, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 30 January 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 30 January 1833, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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


  • Nurse maid


  • Prior convictions: two


  • Catholic


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

# Sentence: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Elizabeth II (1828)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1833

# Grave: unmarked