Phoebe Mash (c.1819–1841)

PHOEBE MASH was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Warwick Quarter Session, Birmingham, England and sentenced to seven years transportation per Surrey I (10) (1840). In the colony, PHOEBE was assigned in Newcastle, New South Wales but was transferred to the Parramatta Female Factory in 1840, perhaps because she was pregnant with her son JOHN MASH. PHOEBE died at the Parramatta Female Factory on 12 August 1841 and was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 14 August 1841. JOHN MASH died at the Factory shortly after and was buried on 26 August 1841.


Names

  • Alternate: PHOEBE MARSH (c.f. baptism record)

Timeline

  • Born: c. 1819 (calculated from age at death, which may not have been accurate)
  • Tried and convicted: 18 October 1839, Warwick Quarter Session, Birmingham, England
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1839, Warwick Quarter Session, Birmingham, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Surrey I (10): 2 April 1840, Downs
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Surrey I (10): 13 July 1840, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Son JOHN MASH born: c. 10 August 1841, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Died: 12 August 1841, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 14 August 1841, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
  • Son JOHN MASH died: 25 August 1841, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Son JOHN MASH buried: 26 August 1841, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta unknown.

Multimedia

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)
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)

Sources

  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Convict

# English

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Surrey I (10) (1840)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1841

# Grave: unmarked