Secilia Burke (c.1806-1829)

A female convict transported per Edward (I) (1829) who died, aged 23 years, whilst incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory. Her burial ceremony was performed by Reverend Samuel Marsden on 8 November 1829. She is buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, location unknown.


  • Born: c.1806
  • Sailed for New South Wales per Edward (I): 1 January 1829 from Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in New South Wales per Edward (I): 28 April 1829
  • Died: c.8 November 1829 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 8 November 1829 at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in cemetery unknown.


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)


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


# Convict

# Ship: Edward (I) (1829)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1829

# Grave: unmarked