Maria Smith

MARIA SMITH was a convict woman who was incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory. She may have been the Factory-bound prisoner recorded as MARY SMITH per Midas in Sydney Gaol admission records.

Note: There were at least two women with similar names incarcerated at the Factory at the same time, so it is difficult to disentangle evidence relating to MARY ANN SMITH per Mary Anne I (2) (1822) and MARIA SMITH / MARY SMITH per Midas I (1825). There were also two MARY SMITHs on board the Midas. Further research required.


  • Possible alternate: MARY SMITH
  • Possible alternate: MARY ANN SMITH
  • Possible alternate: MARY ANNE SMITH

Law Reports



  • Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 28 October 1826, p. 3.


# Convict

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Year: 1826