Sarah Morgan (c.1779–1847)

SARAH MORGAN was a convict woman who died at the Parramatta Female Factory in 1847. She was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 30 November 1847 with a recorded age of 68. As no ship was recorded with her name it is not possible to identify her from the burial record alone. Further research required.

At the time of SARAH’s death, the Factory was already transitioning into the “Lunatic and Invalid Asylum” it was about to officially become. SARAH MORGAN may well have been one of the older invalid convicts who had been in the Factory for the purposes of asylum rather than as a punishment.


Timeline

  • Born: c. 1779 (calculated from age recorded at death, may not be accurate)
  • Died: 29 November 1847, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 30 November 1847, 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

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1847

# Grave: unmarked