Margaret Delaney (c.1796-1833)

Irish convict woman transported for seven years per Elizabeth II (1828) for stealing a shawl. Aged 19 on arrival in the colony in 1828, Margaret died at the Parramatta Female Factory in 1833 and was buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta.


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)


  • Margaret Delany,” in Peter Mayberry, Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788-1849), accessed 4 March 2017
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia


# Convict

# Sentence: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Elizabeth II (1828)

# Burial Year: 1833

# Grave: unmarked