Mary Leeche (c.1814-1834)

Mary Leeche was a free woman who emigrated to the colony on the ship called David Scott. 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 emigrants, 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)