Mary Healy (1812–1833)

MARY HEALY was an Irish convict woman who was tried and convicted for stealing clothes in Donegal, Ireland in 1830 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Palambam(1831). In the colony, MARY was incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory where she gave birth to ELEANOR HEALY, at the Factory’s lying-in hospital. MARY HEALY died at the Factory, age 21, and was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta in an unmarked grave on 10 May 1833. Her daughter, ELEANOR, also died at the Factory a couple of months later and was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 12 July 1833.


Names

  • Alternate: MARIA HEELY
  • Alternate: MARY HELY
  • Alternate: MARY HEELY

Timeline

  • Born: 1812, Roscommon, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted for stealing clothes, sentenced to seven years transportation: 1830, Donegal, Ireland
  • Sailed for the Colony of New South Wales per Palambam: Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in the Colony of New South Wales per Palambam: 31 July 1831, Port Jackson
  • Daughter, ELEANOR HEALY, born: 23 June 1832, probably at the lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter, ELEANOR HEALY, baptised: 7 October 1832, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
  • MARY HEALY died, age 21: c. 10 May 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
  • MARY HEALY buried: 10 May 1833, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta
  • Daughter, ELEANOR HEALY, died: c. 12 July 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter, ELEANOR HEALY, buried: 12 July 1833, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, exact location unknown.

Occupation

  • Maid of all work

Religion

  • Catholic

Multimedia


Sources

  • Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788–1849 (http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi, 2011), MARY HEALY, accessed 12 June 2018.
  • Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Parish Burial Records, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Convict

# Irish

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Palambam (1831)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1833

# Grave: unmarked