Mary Rice (c.1787-1830)

A convict tried at the Old Bailey, London, for theft and transported per Sovereign (2) (1829). Mary died in the Parramatta Female Factory, age 43, and is now buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, exact location of the grave unknown.


  • Alternate: Mary Waring

Trial Record

  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, version 7.2, 16 November 2016), 15 January 1829, trial of MARY RICE (t18290115-1), accessed 16 November 2016


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)