Sophia Coleman (1783–1830)

SOPHIA COLEMAN was an English convict woman who was tried and convicted on 15 February 1827 at the Old Bailey, London for stealing a watch, money and other items with two accomplices, ROBERT DAVIE and ELIZABETH CASTLE. The three were found guilty of stealing, but not from the person, and sentenced to seven years transportation. COLEMAN came to the colony per Harmony (1) (1827). She died at the Parramatta Female Factory and was buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 18 May 1830.


  • Born: 1783, Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Tried and convicted of stealing: 15 February 1827, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1827
  • Sailed for the colony of New South Wales per Harmony (1): 4 June 1827, London, England
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Harmony (1): 27 September 1827, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 18 May 1830, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 18 May 1830, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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



# Convict

# Trial place: Old Bailey

# Ship: Harmony (1) (1827)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1830

# Grave: unmarked