Mercy Cotsworth

English woman convicted at Lincoln (Parts of Lindsey) Quarter Session on 22 April 1817 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Friendship (1818). Later incarcerated at both the Factory Above the Gaol and the Parramatta Female Factory for secondary offences committed in the colony of New South Wales.


  • Alternate: Mary Cotsworth


  • Mercy Cotsworth,” Claim a Convict, accessed 8 March 2017
  • New South Wales Government, Entrance books [Sydney Gaol], Series 2514, State Records Reels 850-853, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).


# Convict

# English

# Sentence: 7 years transportation

# Ship: Friendship (1818)

# First Female Factory

# Second Female Factory

# Year: 1820

# Year: 1821