Sarah Houghton (d.1839)

SARAH HOUGHTON was an English convict who was tried and convicted at the Worcester Evesham Session of Peace on 8 January 1836 and sentenced to transportation for life per Elizabeth IV (1836). SARAH died at the Parramatta Female Factory on 2 June 1839 and was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta the same day.


Names

  • Alternate: SARAH AUGHTON (c.f. burial record)

Timeline

  • Tried and convicted: 8 January 1835, Worcester Evesham Session of Peace
  • Sentenced to transportation for life: 1835, Worcester Evesham Session of Peace
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Elizabeth IV: 26 June 1836, London, England
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Elizabeth IV: 12 October 1836, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: 2 June 1839, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 2 June 1839, 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

# Punishment: Transportation for Life

# Ship: Elizabeth IV (1836)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1839

# Grave: unmarked