Mary Leeche (c.1814–1834)

MARY LEECHE was a free woman who emigrated to the colony on the ship called David Scott (1834). MARY and her newborn daughter LUCY died within days of each other at the Parramatta Female Factory’s “lying in” hospital. MARY’s recorded age on arrival was nineteen, but her recorded age at death was twenty.

Information about the measles epidemic that took over the David Scott ship, a ship that carried only free female immigrants, can be found here.


  • Alternate: MARY LEECH


  • Born: c. 1814
  • Sailed for the colony per migrant ship David Scott while pregnant: 10 July 1834, London, England
  • Arrived per the measles-infested David Scott: 25 October 1834, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Landed: 30 October 1834, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Daughter LUCY LEECHE born: c. 28 November 1834, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter LUCY LEECHE died: c. 30 November 1834, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter LUCY LEECHE buried: 30 November 1834, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
  • MARY died: c. 3 December 1834, Parramatta Female Factory
  • MARY buried: 3 December 1834, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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





# Immigrant

# Came Free

# Ship: David Scott (1834)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1834

# Burial Place: St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

# Grave: unmarked