Mary Walsh (c.1810–1829)

MARY WALSH was an Irish convict transported per City of Edinburgh I (1828) who died, aged 19, whilst incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory. She was buried by Reverend Samuel Marsden in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 18 November 1829.

  • Possibly related to 29-year-old JUDITH WALSH, who died two days earlier at the Parramatta Female Factory and had also been transported on the City of Edinburgh I.


  • Born: c.1810
  • Sailed for New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (I): 23 June 1828 from Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (I): 12 November 1828
  • Died: c.18 November 1829 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 18 November 1829 at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in cemetery unknown.


Shipping News: Arrived,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 14 November 1828, p.3
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)



# Convict

# Irish

# Ship: City of Edinburgh I (1828)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1829

# Grave: unmarked