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.

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



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.


# Immigrant

# Came Free

# Ship: David Scott (1834)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1834