MARIA COVERLEY was a convict woman who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 28 October 1812 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Wanstead (1814). On arrival in the colony, she was sent to the first Parramatta Female Factory, i.e. the Factory Above the Gaol, which was located at present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, including land now occupied by the Riverside Theatres.
- Alternate: MARIA COVALY (c.f. Old Bailey trial record)
- Tried and convicted: 28 October 1812, Old Bailey, London England
- Sentenced to seven years transportation: 28 October 1812, Old Bailey, London England
- Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 24 August 1813, Spithead, England
- Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 9 January 1814, Port Jackson, New South Wales
- Forwarded to the first Parramatta Female Factory, the Factory Above the Gaol: 13 January 1814, Factory Above the Gaol, (present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta).
- Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 28 October 1812, trial of MARIA COVALY (t18121028-109).
- New South Wales Government, Copies of letters sent within the Colony, Series 937, Reels 6004-6016, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
- Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 28 October 1812, trial of MARIA COVALY (t18121028-109), accessed 4 December 2018.
- The Digital Panopticon (https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/, version 1.1), Maria Covaly Life Archive (ID: obpt18121028-109-defend1096), accessed 4 December 2018.
# Trial Place: Old Bailey
# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation
# Ship: Wanstead (1814)
# Factory Above the Gaol
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