Margaret Fahey (1778–1830)

MARGARET FAHEY was an Irish convict tried and convicted of vagrancy in Galway, Ireland and sentenced to seven years transportation per City of Edinburgh (1) (1828) a.k.a. Edenboro. She died, aged 51 years, while incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory. On 23 March 1830 she was buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta, exact location unknown.


  • Alternate: MARGARET FAHY


  • Born: c. 1778, Galway, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted of vagrancy: 1827, Galway, Ireland
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1827, Galway, Ireland
  • Sailed for New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (1)23 June 1828, Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (1): 12 November 1828, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 23 March 1830 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 23 March 1830 in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta

Burial Location

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


  • General Servant


  • 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

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: City of Edinburgh (1) (1828)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1830

# Grave: unmarked