Convict woman incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory.
On Monday, MARIA BLAKE, an assigned servant, accused of absenting herself from her service, for the purpose of playing an active part in the “harlot’s progress,” after which her assigned lord and master could not consent to receive her back, was ordered to become one of the 2nd class in the Factory.
See Original: “POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 27 September 1826, p.3
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MARIA BLAKE, prisoner of the crown for life, charged with being repeatedly drunk and absenting herself from the service to which she was assigned; guilty, and sentenced to the 2d class of prisoners at the factory.
See Original: “Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 30 September 1826, p.3
# Second Female Factory
# Second Class