Mary Bishop (c.1789–1830)

MARY BISHOP was a female convict who was tried and convicted at Southampton Quarter Session on 10 July 1828 and was sentenced to seven years transportation per Princess Royal (2). She died around 10 April 1830, age 41, whilst incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory. She is buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.


  • Born: c.1789
  • Tried and convicted: 10 July 1828, Southampton Quarter Session
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation
  • Sailed for New South Wales per Princess Royal (2): 6 January 1829, London, England
  • Arrived in New South Wales per Princess Royal (2): 9 May 1829, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 10 April 1830 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 10 April 1830 in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, St. John’s Parish, 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)


  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


# Convict

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Princess Royal (2) (1829)

# Second Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1830

# Grave: unmarked