Mary Connolly (c.1771–1836)

MARY CONNOLLY was a convict woman who died at the Parramatta Female Factory and was buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta. Her age at death was recorded as 60 in the St. John’s burial register and as 65 in the convict death register.

Note: there are no convicts named MARY CONNOLLY on board any of the voyages of the Grenada, therefore, this was either an alias this individual used or a married name. Further research required to determine exactly who she was.


  • Born: c.1771 (age calculated from Convict Death Register age)
  • Committed to Sydney Gaol for being “drunk on the sabbath”: 3 November 1828, Sydney Gaol, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sentenced to third class of the Factory for three months: General Sessions, Sydney
  • Forwarded to the third class of the Factory: 5 November 1828, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Died: 29 August 1836, Parramatta Female Factory Hospital, Parramatta
  • Buried: 31 August 1836, St. John’s parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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


  • New South Wales Government, Convict Death Register, Series 12213, SR Reel 690, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • New South Wales Government, Entrance books [Sydney Gaol], NRS 2514, Reel 851, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


# Convict

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1836

# Grave: unmarked